June 03, 2020

EuroCham Pharma Group join hands with the Vietnam Fatherland Front to support the national campaign on the prevention, treatment of COVID-19

Ho Chi Minh City, June 3rd, 2020 – EuroCham Pharma Group members  [AstraZeneca; Boehringer Ingelheim; Ferring Pharmaceuticals; Gedeon Richter; GlaxoSmithKline; Merck Sharp & Dohme; Novartis Vietnam Co., Ltd; Pfizer; Servier; Takeda] today jointly donated an equivalent total of 100,000 USD (minimum at 5,000 USD per company) to the Vietnam Fatherland Front national campaign on the prevention, treatment of the acute respiratory syndrome COVID-19.
On behalf of the Standing Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front, Vice President Truong Thi Ngoc Anh highly appreciated EuroCham Pharma Group members’ efforts in joining hands with the Vietnam Government to overcome challenges and combat effectively the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
Mr. Dan Millard, Co-Chair, EuroCham Pharma Group, emphasized “The innovative pharmaceutical industry in general and Pharma Group members specifically are making collaborative efforts in the research, trials of therapeutic solutions for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19.  We are fully committed to utilizing our world-leading science, people and resources to join hands with Governments and the healthcare systems around the world to tackle this outbreak.”
 
Mr. Roeland Roelofs, Co-Chair, EuroCham Pharma Group, shared “In these challenging times, Pharma Group reaffirms its steadfast commitment to make practical and timely contributions to Vietnam’s efforts fighting COVID-19 and, at the same time, 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.”
 
Mr. Nicolas Audier, Chairman of EuroCham, said “European pharmaceutical companies make a huge contribution to the health of Vietnamese citizens, the development of Vietnam’s pharmaceutical sector, and the country’s economic growth. I am delighted that EuroCham members in the innovative pharmaceutical industry have come together to show their solidarity with Vietnam during these difficult times. Their 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.”
 
Vice President Truong Thi Ngoc Anh also said that after 45 days since 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", until the 6th of May, the amount of money and in kind that agencies, units, organizations, businesses, individuals and compatriots abroad support, register for support through the system from the central to local levels reached nearly 2,000 billion VND. “This is the largest number of supports received ever, this is due to the support from all sides towards the prevention and control of the COVID-19 epidemic. This indeed showcases the trust and expectation of the public on the accountable and transparent allocation of support from the Vietnam Fatherland Front” said Vice President Truong Thi Ngoc Anh.

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