Dong-A ST announced that it has signed an agreement with Plan Korea, an international relief and development non-governmental organization (NGO), to support medicines to disadvantaged areas in Guinea, West Africa, at the Plan Korea headquarters in Pangyo, Gyeonggi province, on March 4.
The signing ceremony was attended by executives and employees from both organizations, including Lee Jong-bin, executive director at overseas business at Dong-A ST, and Kim Byung-hak, director of Plan Korea. Under the agreement, Dong-A ST will support 8,000 units of Dodana Gel, a hydrogel wound dressing, to nine regions in Guinea, West Africa.
The nine regions include Beyla, Gueckedou and Kissidougou, which are considered disadvantaged cities in southern Guinea, one of the poorest countries in Africa. The areas severely suffered from the Ebola virus disease outbreak in 2014. The medicines, which are to sponsored by Dong-A ST, will be delivered to 2,382 regional health care groups, including 10 central hospitals and 117 local public health centers in the regions.
Plan Korea, a Korean branch of an international NGO Plan with 80 years of history, is carrying out various projects for children in developing countries, such as cultural exchange, environment improvement, medical health, education and sustenance.
Starting with agreements with Liberia to support medicines and medical devices and sponsor the taekwondo championship in 2013, Dong-A ST has conducted various corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities, including the dispatch of medical teams to Burundi and sponsorship of medicines to Tanzania, and is also planning to continuously involve in CSR activities in the future.