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US organisation supports fight against COVID-19

The National Hospital for Tropical Diseases on June 1 received 1,000 3M medical masks and 60 four-litre cans of hand sanitiser worth over 100 million VND (4,300 USD) from the US organisation Resource Exchange International (REI).

Another 300 sets of medical protective gear (consisting of one medical cap, surgical coverall, gloves, surgical mask, safety glasses, and medical shoe cover) and 550 3M medical masks with a total value of more than 90 million VND would be presented to the Dong Nai General Hospital on May 29.

Head of Project of REI in Vietnam Tran Phuong Lien said that REI was pleased to partner with various stakeholders to implement this meaningful charity programme.

“Taking this opportunity, we expect that REI will become a reliable partner in the long-term medical charity programmes in Vietnam,” she said.

According to the Project Office of REI in Vietnam, through the connection of the People's Aid Co-ordinating Committee (PACCOM), Dow Vietnam and REI donated the necessary medical supplies to the hospitals with the desire to support the frontline workers in the fight against COVID-19, helping the community health resilience and working with the whole country to effectively prevent and control COVID-19.

Dr Le Van Dung, Vice President of the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases, thanked the organisation for the encouragement and support.

REI has been in Vietnam since 1993 in the fields of health, education and agriculture with its headquarters located in Colorado, the US with the mission of "Building people to build a nation."/.