US NGO provides free medical check-ups for poor children

As many as 153 poor children in the northern mountainous province of Cao Bang have received free medical check-ups provided by the California-based Social Assistance Programme for Vietnam (SAP-VN).

The check-ups, conducted with the support of the Thai Nguyen Orthopedics and Rehabilitation Hospital on March 24-26, targeted children with defects affecting their limb movement and inborn deformities. 

Of the beneficiaries, 26 will be given free surgeries and the remainders will get involved in rehab training courses. 

Founded in 1992, SAP-VN was headed and run mainly by US citizens of Vietnamese origin. It aims to provide direct relief to needy and poor people, orphans and handicapped children, focusing on healthcare, education and social welfare in Vietnam.

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