"About 270,000 children benefited from food and hygiene items donated by the "Roda do Amor" Platform, an initiative of the First Lady of the Republic, Ana Dias Lourenço, starting in 2018, at the Luanda General Hospital", reads in a government note, to which VerAngola had access.
According to the statement, the donation - made by partner companies of this project - included foodstuffs, such as powdered milk, Nestum and Cerelac porridge, and personal hygiene goods, such as diapers, wipes, shampoo, shower gel, cologne, toothpastes and brushes.
On the occasion, the director, Bernabé Lemos, quoted in the note, said that "this represents for the hospital a relief for its direct beneficiaries, who are the children", adding that from December 2021 to the present donation, 44 thousand children.
According to the statement, these donations are given to users in the areas of general pediatrics, hospitalization, emergency room, surgical pediatrics, neonatalology and nutrition.
The official informed that these are "products that are needed".
"There are hygiene products used by our caregivers to teach children to create hygiene habits, and there is also milk that contributes a lot to nutrition, since some children leave very weak and take some milk home to continue the treatment," he added.
Cited in the note, the director also indicated that this initiative "is applauded" by both the hospital management and the beneficiaries, who hope that the project will last.
In turn, Cláudia Martins, representative of the company Nuvibrands, indicated that the organization has been part of the 'Roda do Amor' project since the beginning, under social responsibility, and that it will maintain its support.
"We want the future of children to be better. And we believe that this initiative is also good for us and for the future of children", she said, quoted in the note.
José Tomé, commercial director of Suave, José Tomé, highlighted the company's commitment to the first lady's project: "For us it is a great honor to be here. These social projects are very important for Suave, not only to help us children, but also because we feel that responsibility to be socially involved in Angola".
In turn, Carlos Pacheco, representative of Emaxicom, took the opportunity to thank him for the opportunity to contribute to the well-being of the children of that hospital. "We warmly thank you for the noble initiative of this platform" Roda do Amor ", which is social in scope and whose primary objective is to lend a hand to those in need", he said.
According to the statement, this action at the Luanda General Hospital takes place for the fifth time, with the support of these companies, since 2018, every six months. The goal is to generate "a culture of respect for humanitarian values, sow hope, unity, peace and joy in the hospital, in families and in society", concludes the note.