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COVID-19: our global commitment

As pandemic challenges increase globally, so does our commitment to the communities in the countries where we operate.

In order to support the efforts deployed by our host countries, we have set ourselves a straightforward goal: to help prevent and fight the spread of Covid-19 pandemic and improve the resilience of local communities, especially the most vulnerable ones.

All the initiatives, defined and agreed with local authorities, respond to the specific needs of each country. In many cases, we worked in synergy with international and local NGOs.

We pledge to achieve our plan, also in line with the UN Global Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) on COVID-19, with a strategy articulated on a set of core areas of intervention: healthcare, social protection, water and sanitation, prevention and education.

Le iniziative Eni durante il covid

The five pillars of Eni’s international initiatives against the pandemic.

Our support in the countries

Through its local subsidiaries, we donated medical equipment for intensive care to the Republic as a contribution to Kazakhstan’s efforts to fight the spread of Coronavirus in the country. We donated 9 intensive care ventilators, Oxygen generator as well as sets of medical consumables for the Intensive Care Units in the Aktobe, Atyrau and West Kazakhstan Regions. Eni has provided critical health supplies throughout the pandemic, including 400,000 masks to the Aktobe Region and jointly with a group of subsidiaries of foreign investors working in Kazakhstan, the company has donated state-of-the art intensive care medical equipment and individual protective sets to the Multi-Disciplinary Medical Centre of Nur-Sultan, to help the treatment of Covid-19 patients. From the start of pandemic in 2020, overall, we contributed to the Republic over 270 mln KZT (650,000 US dollars).

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To prevent and combat the spread of Covid-19, in September 2020 through Eni Mexico we delivered 10 pulmonary ventilators for intensive care and a PCR thermocycler to the Government of the State of Tabasco. The donation also included 700 PCR kits that reach up to 1,500 Covid-19 tests, 500 reagents for generic viral tests, KN95 masks, sanitizing liquids and delivered information materials aimed at both the adults and children. In addition to this donation, with Eni México we delivered 3,900 pantry and cleaning kits to families in the coastal area of the Municipality of Cárdenas.

Through Eni Kenya and in collaboration with the National Oil Corporation of Kenya (NOCK) in July, September and October 2020, we delivered surgical masks and bottles of hand sanitiser to vulnerable families, young people and health workers in the Mombasa and Kwale counties, with the aim of boosting measures put in place by the country to curb the spread of the virus. Furthermore, through the National Government we engaged around 2,000 young people in a job placement programme which, in addition to ensuring the disinfection of areas, aims to create income opportunities for those who have found themselves in difficulty due to the pandemic . The initiative also included the donation of 50 wash-hand pedal sinks sited in various public areas. 

With Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) and its Joint Venture Partners we commissioned in june 2020 a COVID-19 Temporary Medical Infrastructure in Asaba, Delta State. The Medical Centre is part of the Oil and Gas Industry intervention in response to the outbreak of the pandemic, and it is aimed at providing a critical infrastructure to stem the spread of Covid-19 within Delta State and its environ. It consists of isolation blocks with a capacity of 70 beds and separate sections for male and female, confirmed and unconfirmed cases. It also features a block for the medical personnel. Others facilities at the Centre include, for example, Lounge and Waiting Rooms, Pharmacy, CCTV Room, X-Ray Room, Side Laboratory and a Power Generating Set. NAOC and the entire Oil and Gas Industry in Nigeria have been actively collaborated with the government, in response to the Pandemic having realized that defeating the scourge at this critical period, would require the concerted, collective and sustainable effort of all stakeholders.

Through Eni Ghana, on behalf of the OCTP Joint Venture, in March 2021 we delivered medical equipment to the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital to enhance its capacity to provide support to Ghanaians in the fight against Covid-19. It is aimed at providing immediate relief and lasting support to Ghana’s health care delivery system. The equipment includes:

  • a 30-bed capacity medical tent
  • 4 prefabricated washrooms/bathrooms for patients housed in the tent
  • 20 vital signs monitors
  • 2 portable ultrasound machines with cardiac probe.

This donation is part of an overall initiative of about $900,000. Similarly, in 2020, with Eni Ghana and its partners Vitol and GNPC, we donated to the Ghana Health Service, St Martins De Porres Hospital in Eikwe and the Ellembelle District Health Directorate, medical equipment and personal protective equipment. To support the fight against COVID 19, in June 2021 we delivered 66 Laptops and 20 TV screens to the Ghana Health Service. The equipment will be deployed at GHS headquarters and in each health directorate of the 16 regions of Ghana, and will help to ensure reliable health data gathering, processing and transmission.

Eni’s initiatives in the world: #togetherwerise

Construction or restructuring of healthcare facilities, and provision of medical equipment. Our commitment includes:

  • supply of hospital equipment (including ventilators) in Angola, Ghana, Mozambique, Egypt, Libya, Iraq, Kazakhstan
  • refurbishment, enhancement or construction of hospitals and health facilities in Ghana, Congo, Nigeria
  • provision of diagnostic tests and personal protective equipment (PPE) in KenyaGhana, Congo, Nigeria, Libya, Egypt, Mozambique, Kazakhstan, Mexico and Iraq

Focus on food production and availability. Our commitment plan includes:

  • Food assistancein Tunisia, Angola, Nigeria, Mozambique, Iraq and Mexico
  • Provision ofagricultural input in Angola, Nigeria,  Congo

Focus on WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene). Our commitment plan includes:

  • distribution of hygiene materials in KenyaGhanaCongoNigeriaLibyaEgyptMozambiqueKazakhstanMexico and Iraq
  • supply and distribution of clean water, and cleaning and sanitizing products in Kenya and Mozambique
  • water systems in AngolaGhanaNigeria and Iraq

 

 

 Focus on awareness and prevention campaigns. Our commitment plan includes:

  • awareness campaigns in Angola, Ghana, Congo, Nigeria, Mozambique, Iraq, Mexico

Focus on training and schooling. Our commitment plan includes:

  • medical staff training in Kazakhstan
  • Support education continuity in Mozambico, Messico and Ghana