Jun 04, 2020 / 15:20

EuroCham members raise US$100,000 to support Vietnam's Covid-19 fight

The Hanoitimes - The donations by EuroCham members shows both their support for the government in its fight against the virus and their dedication to Vietnam’s long-term health and prosperity.

EuroCham Pharma Group members on June 3 handed over a total of US$100,000 (each contributing a minimum of US$5,000) to the Vietnam Fatherland Front in support of the national campaign on the prevention and treatment of Covid-19.

 EuroCham Pharma Group hands over US$100,000 to the VFF. Photo: EuroCham

Vice President of the Standing Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Truong Thi Ngoc Anh highly appreciated EuroCham Pharma Group members’ efforts in joining hands with the Vietnamese government to effectively combat the pandemic.

The pharmaceutical industry in general and Pharma Group members specifically are making collaborative efforts in the research and trials of therapeutic solutions for the prevention and treatment of Covid-19, said Dan Millard, co-chair of EuroCham Pharma Group.

Roeland Roelofs, co-chair of EuroCham Pharma Group, said that in these challenging times, the group reaffirms its steadfast commitment to make practical and timely contributions to Vietnam’s efforts in fighting Covid-19. 

“At the same time, we fulfill our mission to ensure fast and sustainable supply of and access to high quality and innovative medicines for Vietnamese patients not only for the treatment of Covid-19 and its symptoms, but also for patients with other acute or chronic diseases as well as prevention,” he added.

Nicolas Audier, chairman of EuroCham, said that its members’ donation to the Vietnam Fatherland Front and the national campaign on the prevention and treatment of Covid-19 shows both their support for the government in its fight against the virus and their dedication to Vietnam’s long-term health and prosperity.

Forty-five days after the Central Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front issued the call for “All people to join in supporting the prevention and control of Covid-19”, as of May 16, the amount contributed by agencies, units, organizations, businesses, individuals and overseas Vietnamese reached nearly VND2 trillion (US$85.6 million), according to Ngoc Anh.

“This largest ever aid amount has been possible thanks to the support from all sides towards the prevention and control of the pandemic. This indeed proves the trust and expectation of the public on the accountable and transparent allocation of support from the Vietnam Fatherland Front,” she said.