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13/10/2021 09h11

BRF INVESTS IN A POST-COVID REHABILITATION CENTER IN THE METROPOLITAN REGION OF CURITIBA

The Angelina Caron Hospital implemented a program for patients with after-effects after recovery from Covid-19

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One of the largest food companies in the world, BRF continues to make donations to contribute to the actions to combat Covid-19 and its effects on society. In Campina Grande do Sul, in the Metropolitan Region of Curitiba,  Angelina Caron Hospital (HAC) received R$ 1 million to implement a rehabilitation program for patients with after-effects during recovery from Covid-19.

It is the first hospital center in the Metropolitan Region of Curitiba focused on post-Covid rehabilitation. "Over the course of a year, we will have the structure to carry out more than 6,000 consultations in 10 specialties, with the offer of 300 free places and sessions carried out by multi-disciplinary professionals, to ensure a global patient care.", says physiatrist Chiara Crema, coordinator of the HAC Rehabilitation Center.

The donation is part of another R$ 50 million announced by BRF on March 31 to help fight the pandemic. The initiative contemplates actions in 15 Brazilian states and in countries where BRF has production units, distribution centers and corporate offices. Our goal is to continue efforts to contain the spread of the Coronavirus, contribute to serving the population during the emergency phase and act to combat the effects of the pandemic.

In 2020, the Company had already directed R $ 50 million in donations, which still benefit the population of 175 municipalities spread across the national territory, in addition to countries such as the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, China, Turkey, Singapore, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Oman. In Brazil alone, 1,100 social entities were awarded BRF shares, including through partners. According to the BRF Institute, in total, more than 500 thousand items were donated, including PPE such as masks, gloves and caps for health professionals, in addition to alcohol gel, Covid-19 diagnostic tests, thermometers and hospital equipment. The donations made by the company can be followed on the BRF website.

About the BRF Institute:

Founded in 2012 by BRF, the BRF Institute is a private association to strategically direct the Company's social investments. The objective is to support citizen initiatives that contribute to the development of communities locally. Since its creation, through volunteer actions and direct investment projects, the BRF Institute has already impacted half a million people, mobilized 30,000 volunteers and carried out more than 2,000 social actions in 60 cities around the country.

About BRF

One of the largest food companies in the world, BRF is present in more than 117 countries and owns iconic brands such as Sadia, Perdigão and Qualy. Its purpose is to offer quality food that is increasingly tasty and practical, to people all over the world, through the sustainable management of a long, complex and living chain, which provides a better life for everyone, from the field to the table. Guided by the fundamental commitments of safety, quality, and integrity, the Company bases its strategy on a long-term vision and aims to generate value for its more than 100 thousand employees worldwide, more than 350 thousand customers and approximately 10 thousand integrated customers in Brazil, all of its shareholders, and for society.