The event was an opportunity to give thanks for all the expressions of solidarity received during the COVID-19 pandemic, and to highlight the support provided during these months by hundreds of organizations and individuals who helped the Hospital Clínic with financial or material contributions or services. Núria Vilamajó, head of sponsorship at the Hospital Clínic, expressed her very sincere gratitude for this solidarity and all the actions carried out by citizens committed to helping the Clínic during the pandemic.
The audience, respecting all the health measures and capacity constraints, included representatives of companies and institutions that have supported the Clínic. The event also served to highlight the initiatives that have been led thanks to these contributions during the pandemic, especially research projects that have been promoted to deal with COVID-19. A total of 266 research projects are currently underway, focusing on the diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of patients with COVID-19. A vaccine is also being developed against SARS-CoV-2, to induce the immune system’s response against the virus.
Over the course of these months, the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona has received €7 million in financial resources, thanks to over 20,000 private donations. Meanwhile, a total of 40 initiatives have been launched to raise money for the Clínic, organized by other institutions, individuals or businesses.