COVID 19 Response in Argentina: when light is essential


    May 21, 2020


    Lighting is crucial in times of crisis. We need functional lighting to keep hospitals, test facilities, distribution centers, supermarkets and highways running, day and night.

    Together with Signify Foundation, our Latam Team is committed to providing emergency relief to support the COVID-19 response in Argentina. 


    In this spirit, we strengthened our efforts and delivered the ‘Hospital de Campaña Campo de Mayo’ Project in Argentina.

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    The emergency hospitals were specially set up by the local government to support the COVID-19 crisis in the event that hospitals collapse. There are seven modular structures with services from surgery to emergency, as well as sterilization areas. The medical facilities offered by these hospitals are extremely helpful during emergency times.
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    We mainly support the efforts by providing outdoor lighting, which is their primary need as the hospital is in an open area. As of now, the installation has already started, and we have teamed up with a wire and lamppost supplier so that the hospital will be ready to operate before the arrival of its first patient.

    About the author:

    Maria Cecilia Rozada

    Maria Cecilia Rozada


    Internal communications specialist, South Latam

    For further information, please contact:

    Signify Global Integrated Communications
    Neil Pattie
    Tel: + 31 6 15 08 48 17

    About Signify


    Signify (Euronext: LIGHT) is the world leader in lighting for professionals and consumers and lighting for the Internet of Things. Our Philips products, Interact connected lighting systems and data-enabled services, deliver business value and transform life in homes, buildings and public spaces. With 2019 sales of EUR 6.2 billion, we have approximately 38,000 employees and are present in over 70 countries. We unlock the extraordinary potential of light for brighter lives and a better world. We have been named Industry Leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for three years in a row. News from Signify is located at the Newsroom, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. Information for investors can be found on the Investor Relations page.

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