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USL reaffirms commitment to child welfare and safety

Reaffirming the company’s commitment towards improving the health and well being of children as well as the welfare of the mothers, Unilever Sri Lanka handed over four incubators to Dr. Palitha Mahipala, Director General of the Health Ministry of Sri Lanka, to celebrate the re-launch of its baby care brand Pears Baby. These incubators will be used in the paediatric wards of De Soysa Maternity Hospital, Lady Ridgeway Children’s Hospital, Castle Street Hospital for Women and the Colombo South Teaching Hospital (Kalubowila). The total investment behind this donation is Rs. 2.68 million.

Speaking about this project, Sharmila Bandara - Marketing Manager, Unilever Sri Lanka said, “We have always been committed towards safeguarding and improving the lives of children across the nation. Over a decade ago, we launched the Pears Safe Hands initiative with the goal of creating a safer and healthier environment for children and mothers by improving facilities at maternity, neonatal and paediatric wards in government run hospitals.

“We are extremely happy that organisations such as Unilever have joined us to help provide even better service and care to state owned hospitals. These incubators will definitely assist us in providing essential aftercare for new born infants.” said Dr. Mahipala.

Helping build a nation of happy babies

Unilever Sri Lanka also handed over special Pears gift packs to mothers at pediatric wards of four hospitals - De Soysa Maternity Hospital, Castle Street Hospital for Women, Lady Ridgeway Hospital and Colombo South Teaching Hospital (Kalubowila). These gift packs comprised baby care products from the new Pears baby care range which is to be launched across the country next month. Unilever Sri Lanka also donated neonatal incubators to these four hospitals.

“We reassure mothers that the wellbeing of their babies is our foremost concern. Babies, especially happy babies, are known to be more receptive, attentive and learn faster,” said Mihira Kulatunga, Senior Brand Manager, Pears Baby products. “We take pride in our new Pears baby product range which takes a great degree of care in providing babies with the ideal product.”

The brand will be continuing the project in several hospitals around the country in the coming month, as part of the re-launch of the Pears baby product line. Key officials and medical staff of the four hospitals along with the Unilever management were present at the event.

Since 2002, Unilever, through its Pears brand has been uplifting and providing essential equipment to maternity and paediatric wards of state hospitals in Sri Lanka. The project identifies with the objectives of the Government of Sri Lanka to continue to improve health facilities across the country.

Unilever Sri Lanka Ltd.

258 M. Vincent Perera Mw

Colombo 14

Sri Lanka

+94 (0) 11 4700 800

communications.usl@unilever.com

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