Sanofi Vietnam donates VND1.3b to support Mekong Delta in fight against COVID-19

Thursday, May 07, 2020 18:24

A representative of Sanofi present donations to Red Cross Vietnam. — VNS

Sanofi Vietnam has donated VND1.3 billion (US$57,000) to support people suffering from drought, soil salinity and COVID-19 prevention in response to the call for support from Red Cross Vietnam.

This is the latest activity from Sanofi in an attempt to support people to overcome the current calamity in the Mekong Delta region.

In the Mekong region, the people are not only facing the risk of the COVID-19 pandemic, but also struggling to live under very poor conditions due to lack of fresh water derived from the current worst drought and soil salinity in the past 10 years.

As of April, six provinces including Kien Giang, Ben Tre, Tien Giang, Ca Mau, Long An and Soc Trang have declared drought and soil salinity emergency, causing heavy impact on crops and people’s lives.

The donated money from Sanofi will be used in organising emergency aid and providing necessary goods and rations to people as well as water purifiying-storage-distribution solutions.

Masks, soaps, sanitisers and other items have also been provided to encourage hygiene and awareness in COVID-19 prevention.

“As a multinational pharmaceutical corporation and drug manufacturer in Viet Nam for over 60 years, Sanofi wants to share our corporate social responsibility during this difficult time. We believe the Vietnamese people with their strong will alongside the support from the government as well as domestic and foreign organisations will overcome this challenging period,” said Haissam Chraiteh, director of General Medicines in Asia and general director of Sanofi Indochina.

Sanofi is a leading global healthcare group, with more than 100,000 employees in 100 countries.

In Viet Nam, Sanofi has a long history of providing vaccines and medicines for treatment of multiple sclerosis, cancer, immune-related diseases, infectious diseases, diabetes and cardiovascular and healthcare solutions. — VNS

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