Kinross Tasiast donates ambulances to support Mauritania’s COVID-19 response

Kinross Tasiast recently acquired 38 ambulances that will be donated to the Mauritanian Government as part of the US$2 million commitment made earlier this year to support the country’s battle against COVID-19.

The ambulances come fully equipped with defibrillators, ventilators, heart monitors and various other medical devices at the government’s request. In addition to the donation, Kinross has joined forces with the Mauritanian Health Authorities to improve isolation facilities in emergency wards in the main hospital in Nouakchott, and also provided 200 food and hygiene kits to individuals in isolation.

Along with these donations to government, additional support was provided in the regions of Dakhlet Nouadhibou and Inchiri: 

  • protective equipment, hygiene and sanitary products with $12,500 to the health centers of the cities of Chami and Benichab.
  • 2,500 food kits, worth over $225,000 to impoverished families in 10 communes of both regions.

“Through these donations and various other initiatives, we renew our commitment to support the Mauritanian government in its fight against COVID-19,” said Brahim M’Bareck, Vice President External Relations at Tasiast. “On behalf of Kinross and Tasiast, I would like to express my sincere thanks to all those involved in the procurement of these ambulances and look forward to putting them to use across the community.”

Kinross Tasiast took delivery of the first six ambulances in August and a ceremonial donation is scheduled to take place once the second batch of 32 ambulances are delivered at the end of September 2020.

Ambulances arrive at the port