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US backs eyecare for thousands of children

Update: September, 11/2013 - 11:06

Funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development and implemented by Helen Keller International (HKI)-Viet Nam, the project will run through June 2014.— Photo cand

HA NOI (VNS) — About 10,000 primary and secondary students will receive vision screenings with those in need receiving quality eyeglasses under an extended, U.S.-supported activity launched yesterday in Ha Noi.

Funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development and implemented by Helen Keller International (HKI)-Viet Nam, the project will run through June 2014.

Project staff will also train provincial, district and commune health personnel in vision screening and in the use of necessary equipment to improve eye health. — VNS

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