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3/13/2018 11:29:34 AM

More than 2,500 poor people in Quang Tri get free medical checkups

(VNF) - More than 2,500 poor people in the central province of Quang Tri on March 12th received free medical checkups, medicine and gifts from the Project Vietnam Foundation organisation of the American Academy of Paediatrics.

A 70-member delegation of the organisation provided checkups and medicine for disadvantaged people in Hai An and Hai Khe communes of Hai Lang district, Cam Tuyen commune of Cam Lo district and Ba Long of Da Krong district.

Local residents also received counselling on how to prevent and treat various diseases.

Doctors in the central province of Quang Tri on March 12th received medicine and gifts from the Project Vietnam Foundation organisation. (Photo: baoquangtri.vn)

On this occasion, the Fountain Valley Regional Hospital of the Project Vietnam Foundation also presented some of the latest stent test instruments and pacemakers worth over USD 400,000 and medicines for heart disease to provincial General Hospital.

This is the second time Project Vietnam Foundation has provided free checkups and medicine to people in Quang Tri province, and the 22nd time across Vietnam over the past 22 years.

Founded in 1996, Project Vietnam Foundation is a Southern California-based nonprofit organisation that has brought to rural Vietnamese villages medical care and doctors of different specialties who impart medical training to the country’s doctors, according to the foundation’s website.

Among past achievements of Project Vietnam has been a three-year effort to identify vitamin K deficiency as a major cause of newborn death and campaign successfully for the adoption of a national policy for Vitamin K injection after birth.

Project Vietnam has worked at 24 sites in Vietnam, trained a total of 43 provinces, and initiated interventions which have resulted in significant reduction in child mortality/morbidity and improved rural healthcare./.

Translated by Hien Trinh  
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