Portuguese pharmaceutical companies announce donations over 3ME

in News · 09-05-2020 16:29:00 · 0 Comments

The Portuguese pharmaceutical industry announced on 8 May that it has channelled “donations” in excess of three million euros to support the fight against covid-19.

This value, according to the Portuguese Pharmaceutical Industry Association (APIFARMA) includes a financial contribution within the scope of the initiative promoted by the European Commission "Global Response to COVID-19", to accelerate the development, production and equitable access to vaccines, diagnoses and treatments.

"To date, support from APIFARMA and its associated pharmaceutical companies totals 3,113,173 Euros", divided into several headings, reads in a statement highlighting a sum of 1.1 million euros for the Financial Support Fund “Todos por Quem Cuida”, created in conjunction with the Ordem dos Médicos and the Ordem dos Farmacêuticos, to purchase hospital equipment, personal protection and other necessary material for all professionals who fight the disease.

Half a million euros is also included in the scope of the “Global Response to COVID-19”, an initiative of the European Commission that aims to accelerate the development, production and equitable access to vaccines, diagnostics and treatments.

958,000 euros were earmarked for projects and various entities, including the National Health Service, municipalities, educational institutions and health providers.

A “donation of APIFARMA in the amount of 40,000 thousand euros to the Association for the Development of Teaching and Research in Microbiology (ADEIM) of the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Lisbon, also intended for diagnostic material,” is also referenced, making it possible to carry out 3,000 analyzes and diagnostic tests for the SARS-CoV-2 virus”.

APIFARMA also channelled 30,000 euros to Associação Dignitude, directed to an emergency fund specifically aimed at supporting home delivery of medicines to patients who “usually lack treatment in hospital”.

Donations were also made in kind “worth more than 561,000 euros”, which include a video laryngoscope, oximeters, monitors, masks, protective gowns, gloves, antiseptics, among other items.

The Support Fund created by APIFARMA, with the contribution of its member pharmaceutical companies, remains open and constantly updated.


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