The programme was carried out by Japan’sDai-Ichi Life Insurance company in collaboration with the Ho Chi MinhCity Sponsoring Association for Poor Patients and the provincialAssociation for Disabled People and Orphans.
Besides, many visually impaired patients also received check-ups and treatment.
The programme, one of several charity activities that the Japanesefirm is sponsoring, is now in its seventh year of operation. Dai-IchiLife Insurance has contributed 120,000 USD to the plan, helping about3,500 patients re-gain their eyesight.-VNA
It was revealed at a meeting in the localityon December 17 to review the programme which is underway in districts ofQue Son, Hiep Duc, Duy Xuyen and Tien Phuoc. Of the patients,over 1,500 underwent cataract surgeries. More than 900 medical workers in communes, districts and schools have accessed professionaltraining, offering examinations to around 47,000 students in 56schools. The Australian Government-funded project via the FredHollows Foundation in Vietnam has helped the province with relevantplanning, management and comprehensive eye care, district-levelcapability enhancement, and lessons in national policymaking. Deputy Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Huynh Khanh Toansaid in the coming time, Quang…... [read more]
As many as 5,500 patients across the country have been given cataract surgery and screening for refractive errors under a AUD45 million (USD44.1 million) Avoidable Blindness Initiative funded by the Australian Government in the Asia-Pacific region. Three hundred eye doctors and technicians have also been trained under the programme. The figures were released by the National Eye Hospital at a recent workshop on preventing blindness in Hanoi recently, which drew eye doctors and experts from Australia, Cambodia and Vietnam.... [read more]
Nguyen Van Thuan, 27, can now talk normally for the first time in years. Within months, he will have a very high chance of getting his face back.Chicago-based surgeon McKay McKinnon, who earned global headlines after successfully removing a 90-kilogram leg tumor from a Vietnamese man in 2012, has worked his magic again on Thuan and around 20 other patients with tumors in Vietnam this month.He spent around a week at Vinmec and Viet Duc Hospital in Hanoi and another week at the University Medical Center in Ho Chi Minh City, performing surgeries for free, including one to remove 60%…... [read more]
The annual event, organised by the Vietnam Ophthalmology Association (VOA), the Vietnam National Institute of Ophthalmology (VNIO), and government and industry agencies, reviews Vietnam’s blindness prevention programmes, encourages eye health practitioners to share professional experiences, and introduces the field’s latest research advances..Its October 24–26 schedule allocates time to discussing the second Indochinese meeting on eye diseases, the last five years of blindness prevention and future orientations, a technological and scientific programme, and the 35th anniversary of HCM City Eye Hospital.The conference encompasses professional seminars on cornea health and cataracts, glaucoma, children’s eye health, eye trauma, plastic surgery, and refraction.The VOA puts…... [read more]
Director of Hue eyehospital Pham Minh Tuong said on February 27 that FHF has funded ThuaThien-Hue province’s community eye care since 2006 with a sum nowtotaling over 1 million USD. In 2013-2015, thefoundation will help the hospital with the training of eye doctors andnurses and upgrade of equipment in service of eye check-up and treatmentin the districts of Nam Dong, Phong Dien and Phu Loc. During the 2010-2012 period, FHF supported the building of Hue eyehospital in Hue city through the Australian Government’s Initiativeto prevent and treat avoidable blindness. The five-storey hospital has 70-100 beds for inpatients and can serve…... [read more]
FHF Vietnam Director, Huynh Tan Phuc, said that the FHF had donated US$100,000 to the centre, equivalent to half of the work’s total investment capital and one-third of the sum the foundation provides to the hospital annually. By 2010, the centre will have access to broadband, which means all the hospital’s departments will be linked to the MoH, various universities and domestic and international eye clinics.The Fred Hollows Foundation recently announced that it will provide an additional USD$2.5 million for a public eye care project in the Central Highlands and central and southern provinces between 2009 and 2012. Around 16,000…... [read more]
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In Viet Nam, nearly 180,000 new cases, including 18,000 children, were found and treated every year. — Illustrative image/ Photo baodongnai by Gia LocHCM CITY (VNS) — Thanks to the national tuberculosis preventive programme, a man in HCM City's Tan Phu District who was diagnosed with TB is not afraid he will transmit the disease to his infant son.The man, who asked not to be named, had exclaimed earlier to doctors in his district clinic: "How worrying! I am afraid of giving the disease to my nine-month-old son. What can I do to prevent transmission?"They offered to put his son…... [read more]
Units and individuals were honoured for their outstanding contributions to the successful implementation of the credit programmes from 2002 – 2017 (Source: VNA)Can Tho (VNA) – Credits provided bythe Vietnam Bank for Social Policies have helped 179,100 households in theMekong Delta city of Can Tho escape from poor and near-poor status over thepast 15 years, heard a conference in the city on August 1.According to the Can Tho branch of the VietnamBank for Social Policies, it has launched additional 11 new credit programmes,raising the total ongoing credit programmes in the city to 14, with loans totalling5,067 billion VND (222.95 million…... [read more]
Standard Chartered Vietnam has pledged 1 billion USD for a project to reduce preventable blindness in Vietnam in 2013-2016.The project, worth 1.3 million USD in total, is part of a global campaign “Seeing is Believing”, initiated by the bank.It also constitutes the fifth phase of Standard Chartered-funded eye care programme in Vietnam , which started in 2004.The project aims to improve eye care services and infrastructure for health care clinics in remote and mountainous areas to contribute to reducing preventable blindness in the country.Fred Hollows foundation, a non-governmental organisation that involves in reducing preventable blindness, will contribute 20 percent to…... [read more]