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Đà Nẵng children to get free eye check-ups

Update: August, 01/2016 - 16:40
A doctor checks eyes for students in the Tây Nguyên (Central Highlands) province of Lâm Đồng under a project of Fred Hollow Foundation. — Photo baolamdong.vn
Viet Nam News

ĐÀ NẴNG — Fred Hollow Foundation (FHF) and Standard Chartered Bank will finance a free eye screening project for more than 7,500 primary school students in the central city in the 2016-18 period.

The city’s administration said the project, which was approved last week, would also provide eye care training to nearly 7,000 parents, teachers, health staff and servants in four districts.

The VNĐ6 billion (US$266,000) project also covers free eye surgeries to treat eye diseases and defects among 300 underprivileged students.

Đà Nẵng, Hải Dương and Tiền Giang will be the beneficiaries of the children’s eye examination project in the 2016-18 project.

Last year, nearly 50,000 people in Hà Nội were provided free eye check-ups, consultancy and surgery as part of the charity vision programme funded by the Fred Hollow Foundation. – VNS 

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