Access to health services is a fundamental right, as reminded by the World Health Organization (WHO). Sport is an efficient medium for social integration and its beneficial effects on health no longer need to be demonstrated. Nevertheless, access to health services and sports remains to be developed, especially in disadvantaged areas.
The Foundation is therefore mobilising in favour of the well-being of communities in territories where the Group is implanted through projects linked to these two fields. It is also involved in international solidarity as far as humanitarian situations (epidemics, natural catastrophes…) are concerned.
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The Michelin Corporate Foundation is active in the health sphere. For three years it has been backing local Institut Pasteur teams in Laos and Côte d’Ivoire.
The aim of the project has been to limit exposure to mosquitoes bearing potentially deadly diseases such as malaria and dengue fever in emerging countries. The research has been mainly conducted in rubber tree plantations where the risk of being stung is much greater than in the villages (by a factor of up to 16 in Laos) and where mosquitos are more likely to be disease carriers.
Humanitarian programmes and emergency situations are also part of the field of action of the Michelin Corporate Foundation.
The Association “Du Répit Pour Les Familles” supports people suffering from memory disorders, including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, as well as stroke patients. It also helps their families, offering them support, assistance, relay, and training.
True to its humanistic principles, the Michelin Corporate Foundation is involved in the development of palliative care. The objective is to maintain as good a quality of life as possible for patients by reducing their physical pain and taking their psychological, social and spiritual suffering into consideration.
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Zalău County Emergency Hospital (SJUZ), which in 2017 admitted 22,000 patients in hospital day care and 25,500 long-term care patients has been undergoing modernisation and improvement of medical care for several years. The Michelin Corporate Foundation provided the cardiology department with a mannequin simulating the vital functions of intensive care patients, as well as with…
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