Program helps save 10,000 disadvantaged children with heart diseases

Friday, 02/06/2023 15:27
Since 2006, the Heartbeat Vietnam Program has helped give surgeries to 10,000 children in difficult circumstances with congenital heart disease, while it has contributed to realizing their dreams and providing opportunities for change for their families.
Representatives of VCF and sponsors present gifts to 30 children supported by Heartbeat Vietnam Program at the event. (Photo: VNA) 

This milestone further motivates the program to continue the journey of finding and saving more children with congenital heart disease, helping them grow up healthy, contributing to the development of Vietnam.  

On June 1, in Ho Chi Minh City, VinaCapital Foundation, VCF - a non-profit organization licensed in the US operating in Vietnam, cooperated with a number of units to organize the celebration – Heatbeat Vietnam saves 10,000 children.

According to Mr. Don Lam, General Director and founding shareholder of VinaCapital Group, Chairman of the Board of Directors of VinaCapital Foundation, with the support of local partners, the hospital, a dedicated team of doctors and nurses, and a home network with domestic and international funding, VCF has been making an important contribution to the process of changing and improving the quality of life of the most vulnerable communities.

In the coming time, VCF will continue to do better in its activities so that more children and families can access quality medical care and lead a better life.

VCF's report shows that, since its establishment, the Heartbeat Vietnam Program has sponsored 976 follow-up support packages, 765 family support packages and 247 scholarships for children with outstanding academic achievements.

The program conducts 80-100 congenital heart checks-up per year, and joins hands in checking more than 325,000 children in remote and isolated areas, detecting more than 11,000 babies with congenital heart diseases.

Of these, more than 50% of children need early surgical intervention to increase survival. In all of these cases, the program supports timely medical care./.

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