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Unilever Vietnam launches initiative to protect community from COVID-19 pandemic

Update: March, 30/2020 - 19:37
Representative of Unilever Vietnam donates essential products to improve hygiene and protect people's health during the epidemic season. — Photo Unilever Vietnam

HCM CITY — Unilever Vietnam on Monday announced its “Stay Strong Vietnam” initiative, a wide-ranging set of measures to support the community and people in the fight against the COVID-19 virus.

Unilever has committed VNĐ50 billion (US$2.245 million) to partner with the Ministry of Health (MoH) and the Ministry of Education and Training to implement initiatives that will protect people through hand-washing and surface-cleaning product donations and hygiene habit education programme.

“We hope that our product donations will make a significant contribution towards protecting Vietnamese lives, and that by helping to safeguard our workers’ incomes and jobs, we are giving some peace of mind during these uncertain times,” said Nguyễn Thị Bích Vân, Chairwoman of Unilever Vietnam.

“We also hope that, through our support of public education initiatives by the health and education ministries, we will be able to equip the Vietnamese with sufficient information to protect themselves against COVID-19,” added Vân.

Unilever will partner with the MoH to widen awareness about hand-washing and surface-cleaning habits and COVID-19 prevention information, to strengthen Vietnamese hygiene practices and help fight this and other diseases. Since March, the company has set up mobile hand-washing booths in big cities to facilitate and encourage regular hand-washing, with a target to reach around three million people.

Moreover, Unilever Vietnam has pledged to donate 550 tonnes of products to more than 1.6 million people in need in 3,000 schools, hospitals, and isolated areas, especially front-liners such as doctors, nurses, teachers, and volunteers. The donation includes personal care and hygiene items, home cleaning and sanitization products and food products. — VNS

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