Vietnam has won initial battles in the war against COVID-19, a highly contagious disease caused by the novel coronavirus, with no new cases found in the community for the past 26 days, no fatalities reported, and the number of active cases downsized to around two dozen only.
The encouraging result is attributed to drastic solutions of the Government in waging a tough fight against the pandemic. But the success can hardly come without great efforts from all the relevant people, and generous contributions from all walks of life, especially the business circle.
Herbalife Vietnam is one among the proactive respondents.
Since the early days of the outbreak, the company has managed to rally support and participation from all its staff as well as independent members to lend a helping hand to the campaign against the disease.
The company has contributed US$100,000 to the fight against COVID-19, while staff and independent members have also poured in VND1.41 billion. While Herbalife Vietnam is aware of its responsibility as a corporate citizen in the country, it also seeks to promote this spirit among independent members who have wholeheartedly responded to the CSR program by not only joining forces with the company’s initiative but also running their own funding drives.
All the fund so far has gone to frontline forces in the war against COVID-19. Specifically, Herbalife Vietnam last month donated VND2.33 billion to the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee to aid the fight against COVID-19.
Mr. Vu Van Thang, General Manager of Herbalife Vietnam and Cambodia, remarked at the donation ceremony that the company was grateful towards the Government for the strong determination to contain the outbreak, which was the reason why “Herbalife Vietnam would like to make practical contributions in response 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 to fight the epidemic since the first day of its outbreak to protect health and safety of the people,” Thang said why handing over the check of VND2.33 billion to Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee.
Herbalife Vietnam has also donated medical masks and protective clothing worth VND1.41 billion contributed by its members and employees to hospitals in both Hanoi and HCMC. Specifically, the company presented 12,000 sets of protective clothing to six hospitals in Hanoi, each with 2,000 sets; and 65,000 masks for some hospitals in Hanoi and Can Gio Hospital in HCMC.
Herbalife Nutrition marked its official presence in Vietnam in 2009. Over the past 10 years, the company has provided high quality nutrition products to Vietnamese consumers, contributing to promoting healthy active lives in the local community. The company is also the long-term partner of Vietnam’s sports and the official nutrition sponsor of Vietnam’s top athletes since 2012.
In addition, with its Casa Herbalife Nutrition Program, the company annually provides more than 800 needy children in Vietnam with access to good nutrition through four partners including Women’s Charity Association of HCMC (WOCA), 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 was granted to these four centers to help sustain good nutrition for these children in the 2019-2020 period.
By Hoang Son