Herbalife Vietnam donates $160,000 to fight against COVID-19
18:03 | 20/05/2020 Print Article
Herbalife Vietnam has just donated VND2.33 billion ($100,300) to the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee in response to the government’s call for contributions from all organisations and individuals to the fight against COVID-19.
|Vu Van Thang, (second, from left) senior director, general manager Herbalife Vietnam and Cambodia, presented the cheque plaque to the Vietnam Fatherland Front's Central Committee |
Vu Van Thang, general manager of Herbalife Vietnam and Cambodia, said: "Herbalife Vietnam would like to make practical contributions in respond to the government’s call to fight COVID-19. We are very grateful for all the tremendous efforts from the Vietnamese government, the Ministry of Health, provincial and city health departments, local authorities, hospitals, and frontline medical workers (together with the armed forces and volunteers) to fight the epidemic since the first day of the outbreak to protect the health and safety of the people. We believe in the strong leadership and determination of the Vietnamese government, and the co-operation, support, and responsible spirit of all organisations and individuals in the community. The country will win this battle.”
The representatives of Herbalife Vietnam presented protective clothing to Friendship Hospital in Hanoi
Earlier, Herbalife Vietnam donated medical masks and protective clothing worth VND1.4 billion ($60,870) contributed by its members and employees to hospitals in both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Specifically, the company presented 12,000 sets of protective clothing to six hospitals in Hanoi: National Hospital of Traditional Medicine, Central Epidemiology Institute, Friendship Hospital, Medicical University Hospital, Geriatric Hospital, and Lung Central Hospital (2,000 sets each); and 65,000 masks for several hospitals in Hanoi and Can Gio Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City.
Representative of Herbalife Vietnam presented medical masks to Bach Mai Hospital
Herbalife Nutrition officially entered Vietnam in 2009. Over the past 10 years, Herbalife Vietnam has provided high-quality, science-backed nutrition products to Vietnamese consumers, contributing to promoting healthy, active lives in the local community. The company is the long-term partner of Vietnamese sports and the official nutrition sponsor of Vietnam’s top athletes since 2012.
As part of its CSR agenda, Herbalife Vietnam supports the implementation of the Casa Herbalife Nutrition Program which annually provides more than 800 needy children in Vietnam with access to good nutrition through four partners including the Women’s Charity Association of Ho Chi MInh City, Xa Dan Secondary School in Hanoi, Dong Tam Social Protection Center in Binh Dinh, and Huong Duong Orphanage in Hau Giang. In 2019, over VND2.6 billion ($113,040) were granted to these four centres to help sustain good nutrition for these children in the 2019-2020 period.