Ho Chi Minh City, December 01, 2021 – VinaCapital Foundation (VCF) hosts a press conference to announce the results and honor the generous support for the “Help Vietnam Breathe – Vì Nhịp thở Việt Nam” campaign. From July to November 2021, VCF and “Help Vietnam Breathe – Vì Nhịp thở Việt Nam” successfully raised funds to purchase 57 ventilators, 1 ECMO machine, and 10,050 sets of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the frontline medical facilities during the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in Vietnam.
The event is honored to welcome the participation of distinguished guests: Mr. Pham Minh Tuan – Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee of Ho Chi Minh City, Mrs. Tran Thi Thu Thuy – Director General of Southern Representative Office, Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations, Ms. Tran Thu Ha – Vice Secretary and Head of Children Department of HCMC Youth Union, Chairwoman of HCMC Young Pioneer Council, Mrs. Sarah Leary – Deputy Consul General of Australia in Vietnam, Mr. Don Lam – Co-Founder and CEO of VinaCapital, Chairman of the Board of VinaCapital Foundation, Mr. Brook Taylor – Chief Executive Officer – Asset Management, VinaCapital, Member of the Board of VinaCapital Foundation, Supermodel Xuan Lan, Miss Universe Vietnam 2017 H’Hen Nie, Mr. Rad Kivette – CEO of VinaCapital Foundation and other dignitaries and community leaders.
Based on the epic national health and medical crisis caused by COVID-19, in July 2021, VCF launched the “Help Vietnam Breathe – Vì Nhịp thở Việt Nam” program to provide desperately needed breathing equipment and personal protection gear (PPE) to the overwhelmed hospitals and other temporary medical facilities in HCMC and surrounding provinces.
“Help Vietnam Breathe – Vì Nhịp Thở Việt Nam” program is also honored to have the support of famous artists and celebrities such as Ngo Thanh Van, Xuan Lan, Nam Trung, Toc Tien, Dong Anh Quynh, Ninh Duong Lan Ngoc, Jun Pham, 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… to spread the meaningful message of the program and promote the campaign’s goals.
Through 5 months of implementation, Help Vietnam Breathe – Vì Nhịp thở Việt Nam has provided over $1.2 million USD worth of equipment, 10,050 sets of PPE, and other services. This life-saving equipment was deployed to overburdened hospitals as well as to protect thousands of frontline healthcare workers from the high risk of infection. VCF collaborates with the Fatherland Front Committee of HCMC as well as the local authorities of Long An, Can Tho, Binh Duong, Tay Ninh, and Quang Nam provinces to distribute medical equipment to the areas of most severe need.
“With the support of the Fatherland Front Committee HCMC, donors and partners, VCF and Help Vietnam Breathe were able to ensure the health and safety of our hospital heroes on the frontline and save the lives of hundreds with serious COVID-19 cases,” states Rad Kivette, CEO of VCF, “Whatever the circumstances, especially during national emergencies like pandemics or natural disasters, VCF strives to support the government of Vietnam, ensure our commitments to strategic development priorities and provide access to quality healthcare services for the most vulnerable groups.”
The fundraising campaign “Help Vietnam Breathe – Vì Nhịp thở Việt Nam” was successfully implemented with the contributions, partnership and valuable support from nearly 800 individuals, businesses, and organizations such as VinaCapital, HSBC Vietnam, DonaCoop Infrastructure and Investment Joint Stock Company, GS Energy Company, Standard Chartered Bank Vietnam, Hoiana Integrated Resort, Nuskin Vietnam, VNG Corporation, Moc Bai Investment Joint Stock Company, Rochdale Spears, AA Corporation, MMSoft Company Ltd., AltSource Vietnam, Frasers Law Company, Bridgewell Investments Ltd. Commence Chambers, Fusion Hotel Group, Lodgis Hospitality Holdings Pte. Ltd., M-Service JSC. and all users, Sai Gon Bao Dung Project and many others. We are specially thankful today for the hospitality of the Caravelle Hotel Saigon – the sponsor of our event today. Thanks to all!
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