Apple redirects all PRODUCT (RED) proceeds to the Global Fund’s COVID‑19 Response
In order to help with the matter, today Apple announced on its website that all the proceeds from PRODUCT (RED) sales will go to the Global Fund’s COVID‑19 Response. By doing this Apple hopes to relieve some of the pressure on healthcare systems in developing countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
Redirecting funds in that direction may lead to thousands of lives saved. According to Apple, “A six-month disruption of antiretroviral therapy could lead to more than 500,000 additional deaths from AIDS-related illnesses in sub-Saharan Africa in 2020 and 2021.” The COVID-19 pandemic threatens to take even more lives indirectly, so kudos to Apple for acknowledging the fact and finetuning its program in cooperation with (RED).