School children wash their hands with soaps donated by Unilever. Photo by Thu Hương
HÀ NỘI Unilever has donated antibacterial soap and antiseptic solutions worth VNĐ3.5 billion to 1,000 of Việt Nam’s schools and hospitals at high risk of coronavirus (COVID-19) to fight the epidemic, said Đỗ Thái Vương, Unilever’s Vice President, Sustainable Business & Communication.
The donated items include Lifebuoy soap for individuals to wash their hands, as well as VIM and CIF for disinfection of schools and hospitals.
This week the company also donated hundreds of items to Government employees and offices in Hà Nội and HCM City to help improve hygiene, Vương said.
Nguyễn Thị Hòa from Vĩnh Phúc's Sơn Lôi Village said people in the village expressed thanks to Unilever for their soaps and other items. "It helps us a lot in fighting the virus," she said.
Unilever has already helped the Ministries of Health; Education and Training; and Agriculture and Rural Development as well as other relevant agencies to promote communities’ awareness on how to fight the epidemic through posters, videos and hand-washing stations at public places, Vương said.
“We hope to help reduce the impact of the virus on local people and their communities,” he said.
Since 2010 Unilever Việt Nam has co-operated with the Ministry of Health to launch a project ‘For the Health of Việt Nam’, in which it pledged to help more than 20 million Vietnamese to improve their health.
The company has also co-ordinated with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to build a New Rural Area Project and a programme with the Ministry of Education and Training to build a Green-Clean and Health School. VNS