Nhan Dan Online – Free surgeries will be provided for 100 children with hare lips and cleft palates in the southern provinces of Binh Duong, Dong Nai, Long An, Ho Chi Minh City, among others.
Operation Smile Vietnam, in collaboration with the National Hospital of Odonto-Stomatology in Ho Chi Minh City, will perform the surgeries at the hospital between June 21-26.
The charitable surgeries cost US$20,000 and will be sponsored by the Hanoi Building Commercial Joint Stock Bank (Habubank).
Since it was established in 1989, Operation Smile Vietnam has provided free surgeries to more than 17,000 children with facial deformities. Each year, about 3,000 children born with hare lips and cleft palates in Vietnam.