|Children in Quảng Nam Province’s Tiên Phước district visit the dentist. — Photo courtesy ExxonMobile |Viet Nam News
QUẢNG NAM — ExxonMobil has pledged US$80,000 to help improve child healthcare in central Việt Nam, contributing $50,000 to VinaCapital Foundation’s Survive to Thrive programme and $30,000 to Operation Smile Việt Nam.
Funds for Survive to Thrive will be used for lifesaving medical equipment at four healthcare centres in Đông Giang, Tây Giang and Nam Giang districts, which are located near the border with Laos and are some of the poorest in the country.
“ExxonMobil is working to understand and support the needs of Việt Nam’s communities especially in the central area where we operate,” said Greg Smith, president and country manager of ExxonMobil Việt Nam.
“We seek projects that have a lasting impact and are pleased that our contributions to VinaCapital and Operation Smile Vietnam have benefited more than a million individuals in central and northern regions to date.”
This is the eighth consecutive year that ExxonMobil has funded VinaCapital’s child healthcare programmes in the central region, with contributions totaling $550,000.
ExxonMobil’s contributions to Operation Smile Vietnam has also funded a dental care mission for students in Tiên Phước District, providing medical check-ups, consultations, treatments and procedures for over 4,000 children from 16 primary schools in the region.
Over the past five years, ExxonMobil has contributed more than $200,000 to Operation Smile Vietnam to support over 550 cleft lip/cleft palate operations and two dental care missions for children in the central and northern regions of Việt Nam. — VNS
|Medical facilities have been donated to hospitals in mountainous districts in Quảng Nam Province. — Photo courtesy ExxonMobile|