KRPIA and Its Members Support to Overcome COVID-19 With "Hope Green Campaign" and Donations

Published : Monday, April 6, 2020, 1:06 am
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On April 2, Korea Research-based Pharma Industry Association (hereinafter KRPIA) announced that it has supported General Support Center for the Elderly Living Alone by donating KRW 23 million. The donation was collected through matching funds and individual donations of KRPIA's members as a part of the "Hope Green Campaign."

The individual donations collected by all members will be used for daily necessities and hygiene products needed for the elderly living alone, the vulnerable social group suffering from COVID-19.

The "Hope Green Campaign", conducted by KRPIA and its global pharmaceutical members, participated in the community's efforts to overcome COVID-19, such as donating KRW 100 million for medical staffs and encouraging employees to participate in blood donation voluntarily.


What's more, as well as participating in the "Hope Green Campaign," the member companies also conducted various donations and CSR activities. The details are as follows.

AbbVie Korea donated KRW 30 million through the Republic of Korea National Red Cross to support medical supplies needed by medical staff at treatment sites in Daegu-Gyeongbuk area, which has been declared a special disaster area for infectious diseases.

Bayer Korea's Specialized Medicine and Contrast Media Business Division supported 280 CT contrast media worth KRW 13 million for contrast-enhanced chest CT scanning of patients with severe COVID-19. Its Consumer Health Division provided vitamines to Wolseong Social Welfare Center in Daegu to cheer for the overcoming of COVID-19. On top of that, its Veterinary Medicine Division is providing one pack (1kg) of "Virkon-S" each to 500 veterinary hospitals for the prevention and management. Virkon-S is an antiseptic that kills major pathogens such as viruses, bacteria, and fungi.

Ferring Pharmaceuticals Korea purchased 2,000 hand sanitizers and 200 protective clothing through donations voluntarily raised by employees and donated them to the Disaster and Safety Countermeasure Headquarters of Daegu Metropolitan City.

Gilead Sciences Korea donated KRW 100 million to the Hope Bridge Association of the National Disaster Relief to support the vulnerable social group.

Johnson & Johnson's four operations in Korea (Medical, Janssen, Vision, and Consumer), along with the Salvation Army, supported 20,000 KF94 masks worth KRW 200 million and 4,000 emergency relief kits to medical volunteers and vulnerable social group across the country, including Daegu. In addition, a total of 1,518 Neutrogena products for medical staff and patients' moisturizing care were delivered to the Korean Red Cross in Daegu and Korea University Medical Center. Through the Korean Red Cross in Daegu, they donated 10,000 Listerine mouthwash products to Daegu regional hospitals. Also, the donations raised by the voluntary participation of employees will be used in the campaign to donate masks for social service workers.

Menarini Korea raised voluntary donations from employees to help the Daegu area struggling with COVID-19. The donation was delivered through the Daegu Branch of the Community Chest of Korea so that it could be used for medical supplies necessary for the prevention of COVID-19.

Mundipharma Korea donated hygiene kits to overcome COVID-19 to the Seoul Branch of Korea Association of Community Children's Center(KACCC) to help protect children and adolescents in the new school year from infectious diseases and respiratory diseases.

Novartis Korea also participated in the efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19. It donated 30,000 masks offered by its global headquarters to People for Share Hope for the vulnerable social group who are having difficulty in getting masks.

Novo Nordisk Pharma Korea has set up a COVID-19 donation box, and the raised amount will be donated along with the money from the auction sale of goods donated by employees through "Auction Day."

Pfizer Korea raised KRW 100 million funds through the voluntary donation of employees and the matching funds. The fund has been delivered to vulnerable social groups and medical staff working at COVID-19 treatment sites, including the Daegu-Gyeongbuk area through the Hope Bridge Association of the National Disaster Relief.

Roche Korea, in the name of "One Roche" along with Roche Diagnostics Korea, donated KRW 100 million joint funds to the Community Chest of Korea for the vulnerable social groups.

Sanofi (Sanofi-aventis Korea and Sanofi Pasteur), as a part of the social responsibility "One Foundation Day," provided a set of women's daily necessities worth KRW 40 million to 750 women medical volunteers in the COVID-19 dedicated hospitals and public health centers in Daegu.

As such, a lot of effort is being made to improve the situation that has been changed by COVID-19 as soon as possible.

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