|A hospital in Nghệ An received products from Unilever Vietnam on April 20. — Photo Unilever|
The Unilever support package, worth VNĐ18 billion (US$770,000), includes more than 220 tonnes of essential hygiene products, which will be distributed to 105 medical facilities in 37 provinces and cities across the country. They are provincial health departments, frontline hospitals, concentrated isolation areas, field hospitals and COVID-19 patient isolation and treatment facilities.
On April 20, Unilever delivered support products to over 40 locations in Hà Nội, Bắc Giang, Bắc Ninh, Hà Nam, Cao Bằng, Quảng Ninh, Quảng Nam, Thừa Thiên Huế and Đà Nẵng City. The remaining localities will receive the support package in the next two days.
The support package is part of Unilever’s “Stay Strong Vietnam” programme, a wide-ranging set of measures to support the community and people in the fight against the COVID-19 virus.
As part of the programme, Unilever committed VNĐ50 billion (US$2.245 million) to partner with the Ministry of Health 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 programmes.
Unilever is also working with the health ministry to widen the community’s 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.
“Unilever understands that maintaining personal hygiene and living environments is a vital condition for preventing the spread of COVID-19. Therefore, we launched the "Stay strong Việt Nam" programme in cooperation with the Ministry of Health, through the Vietnam Fatherland Front coordination, to bring essential hygiene products to support the patient, quarantined people, front-line doctors and nurses, their families and the community to protect their health, stay strong to win the battle against the Covid-19 pandemic," said Lê Thị Hồng Nhi, Senior Manager of Sustainable Development & External Communications, Unilever Vietnam. — VNS