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US scientists visit Agent Orange victims

Update: June, 06/2012 - 09:40

HA NOI — Staff from the American Public Health Association Policy Office on Agent Orange yesterday visited the Viet Nam Association for Victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin.

The US visitors included medical and chemical researchers and care-givers to people with disability, who wish to learn more about Viet Nam's effort to deal with aftermath of the toxin.

They also plan to work with the Health Ministry and visited dioxin-affected people in several cities including Da Nang, HCM City and Hue.

In other developments, PetroVietnam's Veterans Association has donated VND2 billion (US$95,000) to build a boarding school for AO/dioxin victims in central Quang Binh Province.

The Association also presented gifts worth a total of VND120 million ($5,700) to the relatives of revolutionary martyrs who protected the Truong Sa (Spratlys) Islands. — VNS

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