Herbalife Nutrition Supports Malaysians Via Pandemic Relief Efforts

Kuala Lumpur, February 14, 2022 – Conscious of the plight of those affected by the challenges of the pandemic, Herbalife Nutrition and Herbalife Nutrition Foundation (HNF), recently spearheaded various pandemic relief initiatives to provide a helping hand to Malaysians during this tough time.

This saw Herbalife Nutrition donating close to RM80,000 worth of medical equipment to two Government hospitals under Ministry of Health, Hospital Ampang and Hospital Bukit Mertajam. This included multi-parameter patient monitors, stethoscopes and pulse oximeters, amongst other vital medical equipment.

Meanwhile, HNF partnered with social activist and philanthropist Kuan Chee Heng, popularly known as Uncle Kentang, and his organisation, as well as non-profit organisation Yayasan Chow Kit (YCK), to support vulnerable communities and families.

The collaboration with Uncle Kentang saw Herbalife Nutrition members across the nation stepping up to donate more than RM15,000 to HNF, which supported Uncle Kentang towards relief efforts and charitable causes such as food aid, financial assistance, medical assistance, ambulance services, transportation services, temporary accommodation, education and tuition funding. HNF also granted amounting to more than RM250,000 to YCK, which was utilised for YCK’s COVID-19 Project and Food Aid programme, as well as sponsoring online educational programmes for children by providing data plans and refurbished tablets and smartphones.

Steven Chin, Senior Director/General Manager, Herbalife Nutrition Malaysia and Singapore, said, “Through the efforts of Herbalife Nutrition and HNF, we aim to extend our support to those in need during this critical time. By aiding the hospitals with medical devices and equipment, in addition to our contributions to Uncle Kentang and YCK, we hope that these initiatives will help to ease the burden, especially for those vulnerable communities who are among the most affected by the pandemic.”

“A special mention to our members that have contributed towards these initiatives. They inspire us every day with their passion to make a positive difference in our communities, especially during tough times. With their generosity, we are able to help those currently in need and we hope to be able to help more in the future together,” he added.

Kuan Chee Heng aka Uncle Kentang, social activist, said, “The COVID-19 pandemic has had a severe impact and any form of aid is deeply appreciated. Even though the COVID-19 situation has improved recently in Malaysia, many people are still affected and in need of assistance. This is why contributions from the public or other organisations like HNF are vital to keep our services and efforts going. Through this collaboration, we hope that this will raise awareness and inspire others to contribute to charitable causes, as even the smallest amount can make a difference.”

Dato Dr Hartini Zainudin, Founder of Yayasan Chow Kit, commented, “We are truly grateful to HNF for supporting our programmes, especially when there are families who lack basic necessities such as food, milk and diapers for babies and toddlers, sanitary products as well as face masks and hand sanitisers. What’s more, through the technological tools provided by HNF’s contribution, children can have access to online education to ensure that their learning is not disrupted. By teaming up with HNF, we are pleased to reach many underprivileged families during this difficult time. This is testament to the fact that there is always strength in numbers, and we hope to see similar partnerships in the future to ensure that no one is left behind as Malaysia recovers from the pandemic.”