Prudential to provide 320 children free eye surgery

(VOV) - On August 10th, Prudential Vietnam Assurance Private Ltd and the National Fund for Vietnamese Children (NFVC) signed a funding agreement for the fourth edition of the ‘Vi anh mat tre tho’ (For Children’s Eyes) project.

Under the agreement, in 2015, Prudential will fund VND3.5 million for each of 320 eye surgeries to be given to the nation’s vision-impaired children at the Central Eye Hospital and local hospitals.

In addition, Prudential will pay the cost of eye check-ups for 3,200 children in eight provinces and cities including Binh Dinh, Da Nang, Khanh Hoa, Can Tho, Ca Mau, Bac Lieu, Yen Bai and Bac Giang.

This year the NFVC and Prudential will also organise seminars to discuss fundamental issues in taking care of children’s eyes and agree on solutions to help children prevent eye-related diseases, especially for those living in the remote areas.

Prudential will fund VND1.6 billion for these activities.

Since 1998 the project ‘For Children’s eyes’ has supplied free surgeries for nearly 30,000 children in 63 provinces and cities nationwide with total funding of nearly VND31 billion from Prudential.