The South Australian Institute of Ophthalmology (SAIO) and the Sight for All (SFA) Foundation have presented ophthalmic equipment worth nearly US$52,000 to the Vietnam National Institute of Ophthalmology (VNIO).
The ORBIS flying eye hospital landed at Danang Airport on April 3, beginning a three-week program in Vietnam.
Vietnam’s acupuncture treatment method has been highly valued at a rehabilitation centre for disabled children in Mexico’s Zacatecas state.
A night of live music and entertainment will take place at the Australian Embassy in Hanoi on March 30 to raise funds for seriously ill children across Vietnam.
More than 25,000 people participated in the Red Spring Festival at My Dinh National Stadium on February 12 as the biggest blood donation event in 2012.
Hanoi currently has nearly 22,000 people infected with HIV/AIDS and more than 8,300 of them have developed full-blown AIDS.
The Ha Nam provincial Department of Health, in coordination with the Veterans of America Foundation in Vietnam and Latter Day Saint Charities, a US charitable organisation, held a ceremony on June 25 to present 54 free wheelchairs to 12 hospitals in the northern province of Ha Nam.
Forty-six doctors and nurses from Military Hospital 175 and Ho Chi Minh City Eye Hospital on May 4 began a two-day mission in Cambodia to provide eye care and surgery for poor patients.
The three new cases of A/H1N1 infection have all tested negative for the virus for the second time, said Dr Phan Van Nghiem from the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Health on June 3.