Fundación MAPFRE allocated 35 million euros to various international projects aiming to better protect the population against the virus, help society’s most disadvantaged groups, and help the world to get out of this crisis with the least possible impact.

Fundación MAPFRE also gave 10 million euros to support initiatives in Spain aiming to provide psychological assistance to citizens who have lost a family member or provide company for elderly people who are alone at this time, through volunteering; to assist poorer elderly people with micro-donations; to develop and manufacture ventilators and personal protective equipment; to distribute basic necessities; and to create jobs via aid, with a particular focus on SMEs and self-employed workers.

Donations were also made for a total of 5 million euros to the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), in a bid to speed up research into SARS-CoV-2, which caused the COVID-19 pandemic, and thus fight the illness. Funds were also given to support the development and manufacture of a prototype ventilator, a device, of which there is currently a shortage, that is used to help those with the most serious COVID-19 infections.

Fundación MAPFRE also donated a total of 20 million euros to 27 countries for the acquisition of medical equipment, personal protective equipment and ventilators, the creation of emergency medical units and field hospitals, and for carrying out PCR diagnostic tests for detecting COVID-19.

These are some of the many actions that Fundacion MAPFRE has done in order to help to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic.

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