LuLu Group International commits to ending River Blindness

Reaching the Last Mile Fund

We are pleased to learn that LuLu Group International has joined the Reach Campaign's efforts to end River Blindness, one of the five main Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). LuLu Group pledged to raise a minimum of 3 million dirhams a year for the next three years towards the campaign. In addition, they will leverage their platforms in support of both fundraising and promotion, including in-store and online donation systems, where customers of the hypermarket will be encouraged to donate 2 dirhams at the checkout point. 

Proceeds from the campaign will go to the Reaching the Last Mile Fund (RLMF), which delivers prevention and treatment across 7 countries in Africa and the Middle East through the End Fund.

Legatum was the founding investor of the END Fund and through collaborative and relational philanthropy we have a vision to see the end of NTDs in our lifetime. We are delighted to be part of the global NTD community which has recently been strengthened by the UAE's efforts.

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi founded the Reaching the Last Mile Fund and is committed to ending preventable diseases that affect the world’s poorest and most vulnerable communities. 

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