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Panasonic Donates Solar Lantern To Ebola Infested African Regions


Solar Lanterns, donated by Panasonic, will enable night medical care in the Ebola infected areas. In fact, this gesture also promises to provide solace to the survivors and the “vulnerable” family members of the Ebola victims.

Dailycsr.com – 23 July 2015 – The Company of Panasonic has donated Solar Lanterns for the regions hit by the epidemic of Ebola, reports Business Wire, from Osaks, Japan. On the 17th July 2015, the Panasonic Corporation made the announcement of the donation of “3,000 solar lanterns”. The contributions were made towards the west-African countries that are struck by Ebola, including Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. Moreover, this is not the first time that the Panasonic Corporation indulged themselves in such human welfare activities. In the December of 2014, the company had already “donated 240 lanterns”. The responsibility, to deliver the goods to the Ebola-victims, lies on the shoulders of U.N.D.P. namely the “United Nations Development Programme”.
At present bringing the outbreak of the epidemic “Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever” under control is no longer the sole responsibility of Africa. It require a global and immediate attention, whereby gaining a “global importance”. The world need to seek an efficient method of treatment for quick recovery of the Ebola affected patients. The efficient medical treatment implies that it needs to continue with the same vigour and energy throughout the day and night in emergency scenarios. However, many such regions affected by Ebola, does not have electricity facilities. Moreover, each and every belonging of the affected patients are subjects to be destroyed, the medical crew has to constantly look out for “new sources of light”.
Therefore the solar lanterns donated to Ebola medical camps are fitted with “solar panels, storage batteries, and LEDs”. Consequently, they are able to store energy and convert it into LED light source. The solar lanterns are designed to last for six to eight hours at night. As mentioned earlier, the lanterns are to reach community workers, medical attendances along with the survivors. In fact, the latter who comes back from the “near-death” experience looses everything including job and his belonging. It is a price they pay in exchange of their lives.
Furthermore, the lanterns will also reach the vulnerable family members of the victims like children, women and disabled personnel. Business Wire writes that:
“As the only source of bright light, these lanterns will give them additional peace of mind and security.”
Any interested in knowing in more details about the donation made by the Panasonic Corporation are welcome to look into the statement released by the U.N.D.P, which can be made available by logging into -
Nevertheless, the role of Panasonic does not end here, it has engaged itself in “corporate citizen activities” through social contributions whereby the company has launched the “100 Thousand Solar Lanterns Project”. The said contribution will alleviate “social issues” faced in the “developing countries”. The donation of solar lantern, to “Ebola affected regions”, forms a part of this initiative. Furthermore, the “100 Thousand Solar Lantern Project” plans on distributing “100,000 solar lanterns” to various international organizations, NGOs and NPOs, which will address various humanitarian issues in the developing countries.
It is going to be a contribution towards “sustainable development” from the corporations of Panasonic, in an attempt to promote "A Better Life, A Better World" for the worldwide human communities.