Dominika Kulczyk commits millions for COVID-19 response in Poland
Dominika Kulczyk, a Polish philanthropist, journalist and entrepreneur, has today announced an approximately $5 million commitment (PLN 20 million) in support of Polish doctors and health workers working in response to the global coronavirus public health emergency.
Funding will be made available through the Doctors for Doctors Foundation (Fundacja Lekarze Lekarzom), created by the official trade body – the Chief Medical Council – representing doctors in Poland.
This vital financial support will promote further testing, and build capabilities and capacity to identify and mitigate the spread of the disease in the country, ultimately helping the global health community to minimise the effects of the pandemic.
In particular, the funding will provide the following:
- Real time PCR testing devices that detect the virus;
- Protective gear for health workers such as face masks with the N95 filter, safety gowns and other necessary equipment;
- Antiseptic products and disinfectants.
Professor Andrzej Matyja, Director of the Chief Medical Council said: “Medical staff in Poland truly appreciate this gesture as an expression of solidarity in the fight against the global threat posed by the coronavirus epidemic. It will provide unprecedented support to the doctors on the front line of this fight and will speed up recovery for many. Now not only the heroism of doctors, but also the provision of appropriate resources gives a chance to fight the epidemic effectively. It is a beautiful and much needed gesture for which we thank Dominika on behalf of all patients”.
Dominika Kulczyk, President of the Kulczyk Foundation, commented: “Now more than ever we see how our actions are interconnected, and how a local issue becomes a global crisis. Uniting over this crisis is the only way forward in Poland and beyond. I’m glad that I’m able to support the immaculate efforts of our doctors, who protect our families every day”.
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About the Kulczyk Foundation
The Kulczyk Foundation was founded in 2013 by Grażyna Kulczyk, Dr Jan Kulczyk and Dominika Kulczyk. Its primary goal is to fight the problems of discrimination and inequality that affect women in order to create a barrier-free world. The Foundation, in cooperation with partners, implements social changes based on sustainable solutions, which it calls the “Domino Effect”.
About Dominika Kulczyk
Dominika Kulczyk is a Polish philanthropist, journalist and entrepreneur, who has, through personal involvement, implemented aid projects all over the world. She is an international humanitarian activist, a socially-responsible global investor, and a strong believer in effective and strategic philanthropy. Dominika is the Founder and President of Kulczyk Foundation, an organization that helps the most needy by supporting transparent and effective development projects internationally.
Dominika is also the producer, lead reporter, and host of a landmark Polish documentary series, Domino Effect, an internationally-recognized work of impact journalism that seeks to make audiences feel the need to act for the benefit of others less fortunate than themselves. The program has highlighted individuals and NGOs in some of the poorest regions of the world, demonstrating the work that they are doing to help make a real difference to those who are most in need. She is also a co-producer of the CNN Freedom Project docuseries, drawing attention to modern slavery and child labour in different parts of the world.