Colgate-Palmolive has donated 800 pieces of Protex 500ml hand sanitizers and 10,000 pieces of hospital-grade face masks to the Port Moresby General Hospital.
“We hope Colgate Palmolive’s donation will go some way in assisting the dedicated front-line health workers to carry out their jobs in a safer environment,” says John Wood, the Colgate Palmolive (PNG) Ltd’s General Manager.
In receiving the donation, Friends of POMGEN representative Jacky Potane thanked Colgate-Palmolive and says the hospital is grateful for the support.
“It is nice to see a company such as Colgate Palmolive continuously supporting when we are in need to protect our frontline workers staff with PPE, masks, hand sanitizers and soap’.
This isn’t the first time Colgate Palmolive has assisted in the fight against COVID-19 in the country.
In August of 2020, the company donated 250,000 bars of soap and continue to educate the importance of hand hygiene through their ‘Clean Hands Good Health’ school program.
“Proper handwashing with soap can slow the spread of the disease,” says Wood.
He also urged all Papua New Guinean’s to follow the protocols that have been put in place by the Covid-19 Controller to wear masks in public places and on public transport, to practice social distancing, and to wash your hands regularly with soap & water or use a hand sanitizer.