Protecting Uganda’s frontline healthcare heroes
Stanbic Bank Uganda provided 1,000 prepaid Visa cards to frontline workers
Stanbic Bank Uganda provided the Ministry of Health and other partners with 1,000 prepaid Visa cards to facilitate cashless payments for frontline medical staff and other essential workers. This initiative was aimed at reducing cash usage in order to halt the spread of the virus.
Partners receiving the cards were the Ministry of Health and supporting organisations including Plan International, Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI), Infectious Disease Institute (IDI), Infectious Disease Research Collaboration (IDRC) and African Initiatives for Relief and Development (AIRD).
Stanbic Bank Uganda also waived card issuance fees and encouraged all customers without debit cards to obtain one at no cost to promote the safety of customers. The bank also instituted various safety measures to protect staff and customers and donated protective gear and other items to the government.