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Health camp to benefit impoverished people in Kon Tum

Update: August, 11/2016 - 22:00
Children in the Central Highlands’ Kon Tum Province. Family Medical Practice Vietnam and the Israeli Embassy in Việt Nam will jointly organise a free medical check-up and treatment camp for needy residents in the province from September 11 to 18.— Photo www.kontumquetoi.com
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Family Medical Practice (FMP) Vietnam and the Israeli Embassy will jointly organise a free medical check-up and treatment camp for the needy in the Central Highlands’ Kon Tum Province.

A medical team of 20 doctors, 30 nurses and up to 70 other support staff from FMP Vietnam will provide health check-ups, consultations, vaccinations and medicines free of cost for people in 10 communes in Kon Plông District between September 11 and 18. The programme also aims to build the capacity of Kon Tum hospital to serve the local people.

Besides medical assistance, basic necessities such as books, clothes, shoes and blankets, besides toys, school supplies and confectionery will also be given to the local people.

“In line with the medical camp, we are inviting organisations and individuals to support this charity mission that could touch the lives of thousands of disadvantaged people. Any contributions toward these efforts from the community will be tremendously appreciated,” Meirav Eilon Shahar, Israeli ambassador to Việt Nam, said.

Organisations and individuals are invited to donate items or money till September 3, which can help purchase salt, rice and flash-lights in support of this mission.

Kon Plông is a mountainous district, the poorest in the Central Highlands’ Kon Tum Province. It is home to some of Việt Nam’s most disadvantaged communities. People in these regions have among the highest mortality rates and lowest life expectancies in the region. Located more than 50km from the nearest medical facilities, the people of Kôn Plông have effectively no access to any healthcare. — VNS

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