Famous Artists, Athletes "Help Vietnam Breathe"

All hands on deck to fight a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic.
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Famous artists and players of the National Football team are joinning hands with the VinaCapital Foundation to call for donations to the “Help Vietnam Breathe – Vi Nhip tho Viet Nam” program, raising funds to provide breathing assistance equipment to help frontline hospitals to fight the Covid-19 pandemic and help patients recover quickly.

VinaCapital Group and GS Energy Company, in collaboration with the VinaCapital Foundation, on July 26 donated 12 ventilators and personal protective equipment for one-month use with a total value of nearly VND 4 billion (USD 174.400) to Long An province, joining hands with the local authorities and people of Long An to fight against the current large-scale outbreak.

The Long An Department of Health will allocate these medical equipment to the areas of most severe critical need.

Earlier, VinaCapital Foundation on July 22 also handed over 4 Newport HT70 Plus ventilators, 4 Newport e360T ventilators, and 1,174 sets of personal protective equipment for 30 days to the Fatherland Front Committee of Ho Chi Minh City at the Department of Material and Equipment Supplies – Nguyen Trai hospital.

These essential medical equipment will be distributed to hospitals in the city to treat Covid-19 patients and protect thousands of medical workers from the high risk of infection.

“Help Vietnam Breathe – Vi Nhip tho Viet Nam” is a program implemented by VinaCapital Foundation to raise funds for purchasing essential pandemic-fighting medical equipment and supplies for frontline medical facilities as the pandemic prolongs and the number of newly infected cases increases dramatically, especially in HCM City.

VinaCapital Foundation aims to donate a minimum of 15 ventilators for hospitals treating Covid-19 patients and personal protective equipment to protect 9,000 frontline healthcare workers from high risk of infection for at least 30 days. The program will continue to raise funds for more equipment and supplies as long as the pandemic situation remains complicated.

VinaCapital Foundation will collaborate with the Fatherland Front Committee of HCM City to distribute the medical equipment to the areas of most severe critical need.

Several famous artists and celebrities such as Ngo Thanh Van, Xuan Lan, Nam Trung, Toc Tien, Dong Anh Quynh, Ninh Duong Lan Ngoc, Kim Ly, Miss Universe Vietnam H’Hen Nie, and the players of the National Football team such as Quang Hai, Bui Tien Dung, Ha Duc Chinh, Doan Van Hau also join hands with the VinaCapital Foundation to call for donations to the program.

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Other sources of philanthropy are also providing to the needy. The global organization Save the Children on July 14 has provided the Yen Bai provincial Department of Health with 10 disinfection spraying machines to assist in the prevention of Covid-19. These machines were manufactured in Germany with cutting-edge technology and they are lightweight with straps to operate conveniently.

Earlier in the pandemic, Save the Children had donated 35,000 face masks and 1,800 medical protective suits for Yen Bai province to provide timely support in the fight against the ongoing pandemic.

With the support of the Union of Friendship Organizations of Quang Nam province, six fridges have been delivered to six communes within two districts of Bac Tra My and Tay Giang. They are six of the 15 fridges that Children's Hope in Action, a grassroots non-government organization, recently received from Irama World from Singapore.

With the donation of these fridges, the local health centers will be able to keep vaccines and medical samples in good condition and serve their local children and adults.

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