YKK Donates Thousands of Masks to The Carter Center
Guided by the vision and passion of Carter Center founders Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter, The Carter Center is a recognized leader in the global fight against neglected tropical diseases, focusing efforts to build health and hope in some of the poorest and most isolated places on earth. Together with the governments of Ethiopia and Sudan, The Carter Center has been working to prevent or eliminate devastating diseases such as river blindness and trachoma through mass drug administration programs. When asked to help, and with the financial support of YKK Corporation of America, YKK (China) Investment Co., Ltd. procured approximately 40,000 N95 medical masks and shipped them to Ethiopia. YKK Corporation of America secured an additional 4,700 masks and donated them to Sudan. YKK has been a supporter of The Carter Center for the past four decades and is honored to play a part in the important work being done by The Carter Center in Africa.