Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Duopharma Biotech's Champs® and Nasom Champions Autism Awareness Fundraiser

In conjunction with the World Autism Month, Malaysia’s largest favourite vitamin brand for children, CHAMPS® - Mother’s Choice for Champions, together with the charitable non-governmental organisation The National Autism Society of Malaysia (NASOM), marks their fifth year in collaboration to augment nationwide awareness towards the acceptance of Autism in Malaysia this year.

CHAMPS is the established child health supplement brand from the Consumer Healthcare (CHC) arm of leading pharmaceutical company Duopharma Biotech Berhad (Duopharma Biotech). It is also my 5 Little Angels' favourite supplement from infant till their growing up period to keep them healthy and safe.

CHAMPS®-NASOM Autism Awareness campaign, themed ‘Kasihi Autisme Bersama CHAMPS®’, was graced by YB Khairy Jamaluddin, Minister of Science, Technology, and Innovation where over 150 pieces of hand painted art by the autistic children were also showcased to be part of the fundraiser in support NASOM’s services and programmes.


Khairy highlighted that he and his wife personally invested in the cause to promote autism awareness and providing them access to therapy, especially helping families who cannot afford the fees. They believed that every autistic child should be acknowledged as well as nurtured to their fullest potential and lead a meaningful life.

CHAMPS® will also collaborate with Guardian Malaysia, where RM1 from the sale of every CHAMPS® Vitamin C promotion pack will be donated to NASOM throughout the month of April 2021. CHAMPS® has also contributed RM269,217.50 to NASOM throughout the years, which has advanced the industry collaboration to a new level.


Leonard Ariff Abdul Shatar, Group Managing Director of Duopharma Biotech said that they are proud to mark the momentous 5th year in collaboration with NASOM in championing the cause of creating greater autism awareness and acceptance in Malaysia. For the first time through this campaign, the artistic talents are being shined on, showcasing the art created by the autism children under NASOM’s Art Therapy Programme.

Mr Leonard further added that they are confident that the "Kasihi Autisme Bersama CHAMPS®" Autism Awareness campaign will be a catalyst to widen the support for the autism community while nurturing their talents as well as inclusivity within the society, and continue communicating themselves through art.

As we know that Autism is recognised to be one of the fastest growing conditions globally, and covers a wide range of developmental disorders in areas of social interaction and basic communication skills. One of the ways of communication that NASOM does is art therapy for autism children to help them find themselves and be able to communicate through creative expression. Art has been shown to be a highly positive intervention tool for children with autism, allowing them to freely express their thoughts and feelings.


Expressing appreciation for Duopharma Biotech’s support and contribution over the past five years, Dato’ Megat Ahmad Shahrani Megat Sharuddin, NASOM President said that they hope that through the ‘Kasihi Autisme Bersama CHAMPS®’ campaign that the public would be able to recognise these children and the ways that they communicate. Each child is different and autistic children even more so. Art in itself is a form of therapy that can not only help enrich a child’s imagination, but also improve their skills and develops their ability to interact with others. This method is especially instrumental among autism children, and with the right encouragement, they hope that these children can flourish as well as enrich the society with their creativity.

If you want look out for the master pieces of arts by NASOM’s autism children, it will be available for sale on www.dbhealth2go.com starting 8th April 2021 to 15th June 2021.  All proceeds from the sale will go towards NASOM’s cause to improve the quality of life for people with autism and their families through programmes, services, resources, knowledge and social innovation, and promoting the rights and opportunities for people with autism.


With the effort, the CHAMPS-NASOM Autism Awareness campaign has garnered the Malaysia Health and Wellness Brand Award 2017 under the Best CSR category from the Ministry of Health Malaysia. Congrats to them!!! Their digital out of home promotion is fully supported by Laguna Media & Setia Media.


Thanks to Champs and Nasom for creating awareness towards the acceptance of Autism in Malaysia. Hope more autism children will be able to access to therapy which most families could not afford it. I understand their pains and restraints especially during these Pandemic Covid-19 and with the contribution and awareness that all of us could be part of it, let us make these children and their families to have a better place to stay. 

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ABOUT DUOPHARMA BIOTECH BERHAD 

Duopharma Biotech Berhad Group (“Duopharma Biotechor “the Company”) began with the establishment of Duopharma (M) Sendirian Berhad in 1978. Duopharma Biotech was incorporated in the year 2000 and is today, one of Malaysia’s leading pharmaceutical companies listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Berhad. 

Duopharma Biotech has core competencies in the pharmaceutical industry inclusive of Manufacturing, Research & Development and Commercialisation & Marketing of over 300 generic drugs - among others, Omesec and Prelica as well as its Consumer Healthcare (CHC) products such as CHAMPS®, FLAVETTES®, PROVITON® and Uphamol, which are well recognised and accepted by consumers in Malaysia, regionally and globally. The Company has also diversified into the biosimilars space with technology and commercialisation collaborations with credible and strong international partners.

The Company’s headquarters is located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Duopharma Biotech owns and operates three manufacturing plants that are based in Klang, Bangi and Glenmarie, Selangor. Duopharma Biotech also has subsidiary companies in the Philippines and Singapore. A subsidiary of Duopharma Biotech Berhad has a representative office in Jakarta, Indonesia.

For more information, do visit their Website at www.duopharmabiotech.com

1 comment:

  1. Good to have some vitamins while contributing to charity.

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