The branches in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Estonia, Lithuania, Poland, Sweden, Hungary and Uzbekistan have donated masks and personal protective equipment for healthcare workers. In addition to devices, the branch in the Czech Republic has donated 17,500 packages of Sustenium Bioritmo to provide an energy boost for healthcare workers, while Uzbek employees organised a private fundraising to make a contribution to the facilities engaged in the fight against the virus. Czech representatives have also sewn hundreds of masks in their free time, with the support of the company. In Serbia, meanwhile, Menarini has donated 30 pulse oximeters in addition to a financial contribution to support front-line facilities.
In Asia, our branch in Indonesia made a financial contribution in support of local healthcare facilities. In Thailand and Malaysia, Menarini’s branches have donated more than 10,000 masks. In the Philippines, the branch has distributed 160,000 masks, 4,000 visors, 2,450 coveralls, 5,000 shoe-covers, 300,000 gloves and 13,000 pairs of eyeglasses, free of charge. In South Korea and Uzbekistan, meanwhile, employees spontaneously organised a fundraising to provide support during this difficult time.
Menarini Central America and Caribbean has donated medications and 180,000 devices to local healthcare facilities, particularly in Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, and the Dominican Republic.
Workers in the field often pull very long, exhausting shifts. For this reason, Menarini Ireland chose to donate lounge chairs to hospitals to make their breaks more relaxing. Menarini Finland, on the other hand, decided to thank local healthcare workers by sending regular emails containing Menarini Pills of Art (short videos which show and explain anecdotes about the most famous works of art from the Italian Renaissance), in the hope of bringing them a moment of relief and escape during these difficult days.
Finally, the Fondazione Internazionale Menarini has continued its mission to disseminate scientific information by making a virtual library on COVID-19 available to doctors and healthcare professionals, featuring selected texts by Nobel Prize winner Louis Ignarro.