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AmCham Vietnam donates 250,000 face masks to frontline health workers in Ho Chi Minh City

Thursday, April 02, 2020, 18:07 GMT+7
AmCham Vietnam donates 250,000 face masks to frontline health workers in Ho Chi Minh City
Health workers wear protective suits in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Duyen Phan / Tuoi Tre

The American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh City has donated 250,000 surgical face masks to local frontline health workers as support for the fight against the novel coronavirus diease (COVID-19) in the metropolis.

In its press release, AmCham Vietnam-HCMC commended the effectiveness of actions taken by the Vietnamese government in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

To support these efforts, the organization donated 250,000 surgical face masks to the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Health to assit frontline workers directly involved in managing the COVID-19 response at the city’s hospitals and quarantine camps.

The donation was made possible thanks to numerous contributions from AmCham’s members and friends, namely Intel Products Vietnam, Pharmacity, MSD (Merck Sharp & Dohme), Samtec Vietnam, Kimberly-Clark Vietnam, and Fulbright University Vietnam faculty and staff.  

AmCham’s Healthcare Committee, led by co-chairs Chris Blank from Pharmacity and Jonathan Moreno from Diversatek, also played an important role in the donation.

“I want to convey the deep appreciation of AmCham Vietnam-HCMC for the effectiveness of pragmatic and decisive actions taken by Vietnamese government leaders and the incredible dedication of Vietnamese officials, including representatives of the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Health, in controling the spread of COVID-19 and keeping those of us who live in Vietnam safe and informed of developments,” Mary Tarnowka, executive director of AmCham Vietnam-HCMC, remarked.

AmCham is a non-governmental, non-profit, and non-partisan organization that works to promote trade and investment between the United States and Vietnam and serves as the voice of American business in the Southeast Asian country.

AmCham Vietnam-HCMC is one of the largest foreign business associations in Vietnam with over 500 corporate members and more than 1,500 business representatives, representing U.S., Vietnamese, and multinational enterprises, as well as individual entrepreneurs. 

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