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Heart charity marks anniversary

Update: September, 26/2015 - 08:51
The Heart for Children programme, organised by Viettel and Viet Nam Television (VTV), has donated free heart surgery to 2,700 poor children under 16 years of age in the last seven years. — Photo go.vn
HCM CITY (VNS)— The Heart for Children programme, organised by Viettel and Viet Nam Television (VTV), has donated free heart surgery to 2,700 poor children under 16 years of age in the last seven years.

About 8,000 individuals, organisations and enterprises have contributed VND90 billion (US$4.3 million) to the programme.

Each year Viet Nam has 8,000 to 10,000 children born with heart disease, and half of them need immediate surgery.

The programme aims to offer an additional 3,000 surgeries from now to 2020 and provide free heart checkups for 30,000 children.

To celebrate their anniversary, organisers early this month gave check-ups to 1,500 children in Central Highlands province of Gia Lai. At least VND1 billion ($45,000) was donated for the trip. — VNS


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