Children of Viet Nam to resume fundraising

Monday, May 14, 2018 15:30

Doctors offer free surgery to children. — VNS Photo

FV Hospital plans to resume its charity fund called Children of Viet Nam, it announced late last week.

The hospital said that it would donate US$1 received from each healthcare check-in case to the fund.

Nguyen Thi Le Thu, the fund’s director, said that each year FV Hospital welcomes 200,000 patients, so they expect to raise around VNĐ5 billion.

This money can be used to help 150-200 children.

The Children of Viet Nam Fund is a charity dedicated to the treatment of underprivileged children under 16 years old who suffer from severe conditions that can be cured or improved by surgery.

The fund was established by FV Hospital and Thanh Nien (Young People) Newspaper in 2006.

Since its establishment, the fund has raised over VND10 billion and has assisted 200 children.

According to Thu, this year the hospital has invited Dr Stephane Guero with 20 years of experience to perform hand operations on children.

From May 9 to 11, Guero operated on eight children with hand disorders from Long An and Dong Nai provinces, HCM City, and Ninh Thuan, Khanh Hoa and Ha Tinh provinces.

Children from anywhere in the country can apply to have support from the fund through introductions from non-government organisations, local authorities, individuals, doctors and local hospitals, among others.

The children will then be checked at FV hospital or at a local hospital. They will then be sent to FV Hospital for further checks and operations.

According to the World Health Organisation, about 10 million children worldwide live with disabilities. In Viet Nam, the figure is about 1.5 million. — VNS

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