Monetary collection to support IMM's initiatives to combat Covid-19 as well as all its research.
We support, support with us!
The complex moment in which we live like this appeals to us. Words like, "LOVE!", but so many others invade our thoughts and offer us the strength to fight, to support, to mobilize and act. We verbalize this and so many other words so many times and we try for everything to find hope and faith that soon the world will return to what it was before.
We, the family and all the teams of the two companies HMN and GS, aware of social responsibility and the power of our brands, chose not only to verbalize them, but to act. That is why we selected the IMM initiative that is at the forefront of combating this unprecedented tragedy, the COVID-19 pandemic.
The objective of the support is to stimulate and actively involve the Portuguese scientific and technological community - which has enormous capacities, for the general mobilization in this war. The IMM is responsible for the implementation of the PCR diagnostic test implemented, certified and validated by the Ricardo Jorge Institute and is ready to take action. Uses reagents produced in Portugal by the biotechnology company NZYTech. The IMM test will also allow estimation of viral load, which may be relevant in the assessment of clinical prognosis.
The IMM test will be produced in large quantities and the objective is that it be applied in its own units throughout the country. The application of tests to nursing homes is very important and particularly critical and urgent. It is being implemented in direct coordination with the Minister of Labor and Social Security (MTSS), Ana Mendes Godinho, and with the Portuguese Red Cross (CVP) in conjunction with Social Security. It requires a very sensitive logistics operation, to collect samples and apply the necessary measures to isolate the infected elderly. Support from patrons and volunteers is being collected by the MTSS.
Inspired by our great neuroscientist António Damásio, through his book "The strange order of things", we appeal to what is most important at this moment "LOVE".
The Soares family and all the teams of the companies Herdade da Malhadinha Nova and Garrafeira Soares thank you for your contribution.