27 years Unilever helps people’s health
Unilever Vietnam has organized many activities over the past 27 years, demonstrating its commitment to improving hygiene and health conditions together with the government.
Since the beginning of the year, the whole country has registered more than 92,000 people with dengue, including 36 deaths. There is a risk of spreading dengue fever and foot-and-mouth disease, particularly in the central region, central highlands and southern provinces.
Faced with this situation, Unilever Vietnam, together with the two brands Lifebuoy and Vim, assisted the Ministry of Health and the People’s Committee of Binh Duong Province to organize the “Personal Hygiene and Environment Launch Meeting for Disease Prevention” in the city of Do. DauMot on July 25. The organizers hope that the authorities at all levels, the mass organizations, every family… actively cooperate in the prevention of foot-and-mouth disease and recovery from dengue fever, and contribute to the improvement of people’s health.
The main activities of the event include: meetings, field investigations at outbreak sites, communication on environmental hygiene, larvicide for dengue fever prevention, personal hygiene, control of Covid-19 and foot-and-mouth disease; marches to the shoots.
According to a company representative: “During our 27 years of operations in Vietnam, we have always been committed to helping the government improve people’s health, build and expand personal hygiene habits and living environments. This is one of the important pillars. Unilever Vietnam has been part of the Sustainable Development Program for many years”.
With the “Healthy Vietnam” program from 2007 to date in cooperation with the Ministry of Health, the unit has helped more than 22 million people to improve their hygiene and health conditions through practical P-brand initiatives. , Lifebuoy, Vim, Knorr, OMO , Clean It.
The Life Belt – Wash Your Hands With Soap For A Healthy Vietnam program has provided many products and passed the habit of hand washing with soap to more than 10 million people in schools and communities.
This year, Lifebuoy continues to expand its second phase with the Standing Vietnam program, which aims to teach 10 million children and individuals how to wash their hands properly by 2025.
Since 1998, the P/S – Protect Vietnam Smile program has been spreading voluntary dental check-ups in urban and rural areas, treating millions of students, kindergarten teachers and elementary schools. . To date, organizers have reached 25 million students, 10 million people through online media and free dental checkups for more than 7 million children. At the same time, it offers more than 8 million oral care kits.
The Vim – Toilet Cleaning Journey project has helped 1,130 school toilets meet standards while extending environmental hygiene to more than 4.7 million people.
The “Green – Clean – Healthy School” activity to promote children’s full development has been carried out by Unilever brands since 2012, helping to build 445 playgrounds, adapt and build 1,000 clean toilets in 762 elementary schools. The program offers 7.2 million students free soap and instructions on how to wash their hands properly.
In the new phase, the group with the six brands P/S, Lifebuoy, Vim, Knorr, OMO, PureIt is developing three themes: hygiene, nutrition and environmental protection. Specifically, the unit conducted two main activities including: improvement of school facilities and an electronic lesson plan on five green, clean, and healthy habits (brushing teeth at least twice a day, maintaining bathrooms, etc.), washing hands frequently with soap; drink only boiled or filtered water; Planting trees).
The above program aims to fulfill the mission to establish new national standards in health, hygiene and nutrition for 100% of primary schools nationwide by 2025 with the goal of achieving the full development of children in Vietnam.
Especially during the stressful period of Covid-19 2020-2021, the team worked with the Ministry of Health and leaders from central to local level to implement the Standing Vietnam program. Specific activities include propaganda and education on epidemic prevention; Overall, 5K news reached almost 750 million views across all media channels. 113 lifebelts were built at public handwashing spots in the area to raise awareness and encourage people to maintain their personal hygiene.
In addition, the company supports more than 2.6 million people with 2.5 million germicidal products in schools, hospitals, health centers, women’s organizations and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), associations, youth provincial…
According to Mr James Griffin, Vice President of Unilever Vietnam, all the above figures show close and effective coordination between the Ministry of Health, government agencies and companies, of which Unilever Vietnam is the first wind entity.
“In 2022, the Ministry of Health and local authorities will continue to act and take measures to prevent the risk of new diseases and epidemics. We are committed to helping people raise awareness and challenge them to clean up the environment, schools and people through communication. Activities with products, join hands to build a healthier Vietnam,” added Mr. James Griffin.
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