These are troubling times. As the population of our planet continues to boom, every day we are faced with a new and varied crisis. And it comes in all shapes and forms. From natural disasters to hunger. And medical emergencies are no exception. While we in the western world are lucky to be blessed with advance medical treatments and drugs. But there are plenty of nations out there that go without.
Countless countries lack the basic medical supplies needed to deal with very basic issues. Broken bones, cuts and bruises, infection, and the like. All of these issues are extremely manageable and, in our society, we take it for granted. We forget that, when left untreated, these issues compound and become much more serious, even fatal.
And this is just the basic issues. These countries are often home to some of the most hazardous and potentially fatal illnesses known to man. Some that never even reach our shores yet ravage whole cities abroad. These illnesses often go undiagnosed and untreated due to the lack of medical staff, knowledge and supplies. The advance machinery and drugs we have at our disposal are not available to these countries. That is why medical charities, such as Water Aide or the Red Cross seek to end this medical disparity between nations. And contributing to these charities are all sorts of people and companies. Below we are going to look at 5 Tech Firms that are doubling their contributions to Medical charities in 2020.
The medical marketing provider practicebloom has always been committed to assisting those running businesses in the medical field. They offer a variety of services to allow medical clinics and spas to grow. But their dedication to the medical field does not end there. They have always been an ardent supporter of medical charities the world over. And in 2020, as their company grows, they are seeking to further increase their contribution to these charities, hoping to bolster the good work they do.
Not the company you would expect to see on a list like this, yet the geniuses behind Nord VPN have always been very keen on civil liberties. Their belief that privacy is a basic human right isn’t the only basic human right they advocate for. They have been staunch contributors to medical charities for years now, citing the idea that everyone should have access to medical care, and they hope to increase their contributions to these charities in 2020. They state that in these rough times people need to come together more than ever before.
The search engine that plants trees. Ecosia has been at the forefront of the environmental movement for a long time now. And they have been clear on their notion that all the money they make goes towards planting trees around the world to combat the increasing climate crisis and help restore nature to her former glory. But in these difficult times, they have decided to put some of the funds they earn towards different medical charities, for the time being. In these troubling medical times, we face pandemic together and Ecosia has shifted their outlook to help with this.
A big player in the game of charity. The founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates, actually runs one of the worlds most successful medical charities. He has always been outspoken about the medical disparity that exists in the world and strives to end it. He no longer has direct influence over what Microsoft does, but the company still holds the morals that Bill Gates instilled. To that end, they are pledging to double their contribution to medical charities around the world. Microsoft is a household name, and as such they know the impact their actions have. People listen when they talk. They follow their example. And by that power, they hope to inspire other companies to make a positive change and give more to those who need it most around the world.
Amazon is one of the biggest companies in the world right now. They are dominating the world of online sales. Their video streaming service is taking off and their customer service is improving. All of this is matched by an exceedingly large contribution to charities around the world. Amazons owner, Jeff Bezos, has come out in recent weeks saying Amazon is committed to increasing the amount of money they donate to charities across the globe, including medical charities. The tech giant is leading the charge when it comes to charity, setting a prime example of how a company in such a position of power should handle itself. With grace, care and compassion to those with less. A great example for all of us.