Bupa Foundation announces funding for new partners

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The Bupa Foundation has announced new partnerships with UNICEF Australia, Conservation Volunteers Australia, and Project Crimson in New Zealand focused on building mentally healthy and resilient communities.

Since its inception in 2005, The Bupa Foundation has invested more than $35 million in over 130 different health and care projects and organisations including Kids Helplinethat remains a principal partner.

Bupa Asia Pacific CEO Hisham El-Ansary said the new directions for the Foundation reflect its intent to lead in responding to issues that are critical to the physical and mental health and wellbeing of communities now and in the future.

“The pandemic has brought into sharp focus the link between planet and human health, and how they both must be protected and nurtured,” said Mr El-Ansary.

“Through the Foundation, we will invest in innovative prevention and early intervention strategies aimed at uniting our people, customers and communities in creating a healthier world.

“Beyond donations, successful community partnerships bring together the expertise of organisations, aligned behind common objectives to create something greater together. This is certainly what we aim to develop with UNICEF Australia, Conservation Volunteers Australia, Kids Helpline and Project Crimson in New Zealand,” said Mr El-Ansary.

In 2021, the Bupa Foundation has supported UNICEF Australia’s VaccinAid campaign and also donated $50,000 to UNICEF Australia’s COVID-19 India crisis appeal. The Foundation has also supported Kids Helpline with $1.45 million over the past year to help meet the growing demand for its services during the COVID-19 pandemic.