Jakarta (February 7, 2022) - Sun Life Financial Inc. (TSX: SLF) (NYSE: SLF) today announced it has donated CA$250,000 to UNICEF to support the International ACT-A / COVAX Emergency Response. The donation will help to fully vaccinate approximately 51,975 people across Vietnam and Indonesia.
UNICEF is the global leader in vaccine distribution, helping to turn COVID-19 vaccines into vaccinations by providing critical logistical support, including delivery of PPE materials, cold chain storage, equipment transportation, and training of health workers. UNICEF’s goal is to administer 4.1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses to countries around the world, to achieve a population coverage of 70 per cent, in low- and middle-income countries by the end of 2022.
In Indonesia, UNICEF is supporting the government in strengthening the cold chain for incoming Pfizer doses. Sun Life’s donation will be directed towards the delivery and installation of the ultra-cold freezers for this vaccine. Three ultra-cold chain freezers can safely store 1 million doses of vaccine.
Elin Waty, President Director, Sun Life Indonesia, commented: “We support the government in ensuring the Indonesian public received the COVID-19 vaccine and we believe through collaboration with UNICEF, we can help the government in reaching its target in remote areas and ensure optimal distribution.”
“UNICEF welcomes the contribution from Sun Life, which will help to ensure that even those in the hardest to reach communities can beneﬁt from the COVID-19 vaccines,” said UNICEF Indonesia Representative a.i. Robert Gass. “Indonesia is making great progress to bring an end to the pandemic
Notes for the editors: All numbers are in Canada Dollar
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Sun Life Financial Indonesia is a subsidiary of Sun Life Financial. We offer a variety of products protection and wealth management, from life insurance, education insurance, health insurance, and retirement plans. Sun Life partners with leading financial institutions, both national and international, to serve multi-distribution channel strategies and provide wider access to our insurance solutions.
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SLF Inc. is a leading international financial services provider company that provides a variety of insurance products, as well as wealth and asset management solutions, both for individuals and corporations. Sun Life has operated in a number of major markets throughout the world, namely Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, India, China, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Bermuda. As of June 30, 2021, Sun Life had total assets under management of CAD1.36 trillion. For more information, please visit www.sunlife.com
Sun Life Financial Inc. traded on the Toronto stock exchange (TSX), New York (NYSE) and Philippines (PSE), with the SLF stock code.
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