For nearly 25 years at the Orange Foundation we have been helping people with autism to develop and flourish. What’s more, in 2005 we made health one of our core areas of commitment, since digital solidarity is also delivered through the well-being of populations.
Equipment for treatment centres for women in Africa, developing applications to improve screening for certain diseases, opening up the world to children with autism, funding and research... These are all actions that we implement.
Autism: an ongoing struggle
For 25 years, we have been committed to the cause of autism. An engagement illustrated by more than 2,500 projects to help people with autism and their families. We want to address the main issue by improving the quality of life and development in the care centres, by helping with training and giving information, by supporting research and promoting the use of leisure activities. We also strive to be a source of innovation by supporting the use of digital technology for autistic people. We are convinced of the benefits of integrating people with autism into the world of work, sport and culture... And we support several inclusion programmes in France.
Treatment centres at the heart of Villages
As part of our socio-economic development initiative for communities in Europe and Africa we set up health infrastructure in Villages. Each Village is equipped with a well that meets health standards.
Similarly, to help maintain a basic level of health, we set up treatment centres in areas with no medical facilities. The centres are provided with suitable equipment and qualified teams.
In the 30 countries where we are present we make it a point of pride to promote women’s health. From setting up centres for gynaecology and obstetrics to supporting projects run by major specialist health NGOs, our aim is to improve infant health.
A doctor in your pocket
As well essential infrastructure, health is just as much about prevention. As a popularising and efficiency driver, digital can make a considerable contribution to improving health. From screening for visual impairment to monitoring diabetics, mobile applications, far from replacing traditional medicine, give sufferers the opportunity to become their own health actors.
Whether physical or digital, healthcare should be accessible to all. So it is also our role to connect people to this fundamental source of wellbeing.