Acts of good in the fight against COVID-19 continue, and companies, organizations and citizens throughout the region keep supporting healthcare workers and patients in various ways.
Today, we have prepared for you four stories about good deeds in the fight against the consequences of COVID-19.
UNICEF and The Johnson & Johnson Foundation provide personal protective gear for healthcare workers
UNICEF Serbia delivered personal protective supplies for the healthcare workers in the COVID hospital in Batajnica and the Clinical Center of Serbia.
Thanks to the $70,000 donation of The Johnson & Johnson Foundation and the company Janssen Serbia (a Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical subsidiary), 3,000 protective visors have been bought, as well as 2,000 single-use gloves, 2,000 protective suits, 10,000 medical coats, and 8,000 KN 95 masks.
UNICEF maintains its full support to nation-wide efforts to protect the population by acquiring gear necessary to the healthcare system. The business community has shown real solidarity, and, in conditions of economic uncertainty, it provided a share of its income to help society. We are very appreciative of The Johnson & Johnson Foundation’s contribution to our work – especially in extraordinary circumstances such as the ones we’re all facing now. Thanks to their support, we can fight the coronavirus more effectively and preserve the lives of people in Serbia, said Vesna Savić Đukić, chief of UNICEF’s Corporate Partnership sector.
Unilever and Mercata VT donate to hospitals in Serbia
Unilever, aided by the distributor Mercata VT donated 16,400 liters of Domestos Thick Bleach Pine and Domestos Thick Bleach Atlantic cleaning products to hospitals throughout Serbia.
Besides Belgrade, the donation will go to 20 institutions in the cities of Bor, Ćuprija, Šabac, Valjevo, Subotica, Pančevo, Čačak, Kruševac, Kraljevo, Kragujevac, Niš and Novi Sad. This project has been accomplished in cooperation with The Novak Đoković Foundation.
This donation, of over 3,550,000 dinars of worth, has been distributed according to priorities and the hospitals’ needs to fight the epidemic and secure good hygiene and safe conditions for patients.
Towards the end of 2020, Unilever and Mercata VT also supported The Novak Đoković Foundation’s New Year project “Future. On Time.“ in which they refurbished the facilities for education and entertainment in children’s hospitals in Belgrade: The Institute for The Healthcare of Mother and Child of Serbia „Dr Vukan Čupić“, „Dr Olga Popović-Dedijer“ Pediatric Hospital and the Tiršova University Children’s Clinic.
Mozzart aids at the vaccination checkpoints
From the beginning of the epidemic, the company Mozzart has been providing support to Serbia’s healthcare system in the fight against the coronavirus.
The latest of their donations consists of 25 hand disinfectant dispensers, which have been placed at the Belgrade Fair, and ten dispensers at the vaccination checkpoint at Belexpocentar.
The total value of donations provided by Mozzart to Serbia’s healthcare system since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis is around €1,500,000.
Healthcare workers of the Bežanijska Kosa Medical Center receive a donation
The humanitarian foundation „Budi Srećan“ (Be Happy) has provided a donation in the form of care packages for the workers of Bežanijska Kosa Medical Center, wishing to express their gratitude for the efforts of the medical staff in the fight against COVID-19.
You can help the „Budi Srećan“ foundation in their support of Serbia’s healthcare workers yourself by texting „7“ to the humanitarian phone line at the number 2407.
The funds raised will, through various means of support, benefit healthcare workers and their families. This action is supported by all mobile network operators in Serbia, who have given up their fees and provide their services for this fundraising campaign for free.
We would also like to remind you that one of the ways you can support the struggle against COVID-19 online is by donating on covid19.donacije.rs, or sending a text message to 7300.