Manulife Vietnam donates medical supplies to aid COVID-19 frontline workers

20:58 | 09/10/2020
Manulife Vietnam and its partners continue to stand behind the Vietnamese people in the fight against COVID-19, announcing their latest donation of medical supplies worth VND500 million ($21,740).
manulife vietnam donates medical supplies to aid covid 19 frontline workers
The VND500 million ($21,740) donation will be used to donate over 2,500 medical protective suits to the Vietnam Young Physicians Association in Quang Nam province and Danang city

In total, close to VND3.5 billion ($152,170) worth of essential medical supplies have been gifted to frontline workers by Manulife Vietnam this year.

The most recent donation follows on from the success of the MOVE for Vietnam Challenge, an online campaign that inspired ManulifeMOVE users to raise funds by simply getting active.

The MOVE for Vietnam Challenge invited those passionate about supporting their community to complete 50,000 steps on the ManulifeMOVE app, in return Manulife would donate VND50,000 ($2.15) on behalf of each person to support the nation’s heroes on the frontline.

The challenge took place in conjunction with the Manulife Danang International Marathon, an event for which Manulife has been a sponsor since 2016. This year the marathon was transformed into The Run for Danang Virtual Race after Danang City was hit by a devastating second wave of infections. Both events attracted some 12,000 participants who threw their support behind the country’s efforts to fight back against COVID-19.

The VND500 million donation will be used to purchase over 2,500 medical protective suits, which in turn will be given to the Vietnam Young Physicians Association (VYPA) in Quang Nam province and Danang city.

The most recent donation follows on from the success of the MOVE for Vietnam Challenge, an online campaign that inspired ManulifeMOVE users to raise funds by simply getting active.

In April 2020, Manulife Vietnam donated a further VND3 billion ($130,430) worth of care packages to quarantine centres in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, providing much-needed protection and supplies for front-liners during the first wave of infections.

The care packages include some 20,000 face masks, 12,000 protective suits, 10,000 litres of hand sanitiser gel, 500 electric fans to keep people cool, and 15 fridges to store vital medicine.

Speaking at the ceremony to hand over the donation to the VYPA, Chun Nam Ng, chief financial officer for Manulife Vietnam, said Manulife was committed to the long-term health and wellbeing of the community.

“While ultimately the people of Vietnam will benefit most from this assistance, it’s the volunteers and medical workers on the frontline who are the key recipients of our donation. These unsung heroes not only deserve our thanks, they deserve our support and today’s donation is a timely reminder of the importance of giving back to the community,” he said.

Marilyn Wang, chief marketing officer for Manulife Vietnam, added that it was inspiring to see such passion and support.

“Staying healthy and active is important for everyone and it was inspiring to see the community show their support during this time of need. We would like to thank the people of Vietnam for getting behind these campaigns and for joining hands with us to make every day better,” said Marilyn.

Nguyen Huu Tu, vice president and general secretary from the Vietnam Young Physician Association shared his appreciation on behalf of Quang Nam province and Danang city.

“Manulife Vietnam and Pulse Active’s donation of medical supplies will go a long way towards providing both a practical and community-minded solution to the challenges we are facing. On behalf of the frontline workers we would like to say thank you for the support shown by everyone who took part in these activities,” said Nguyen Huu Tu.

By Anh Duc

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