(VOV) - Vietnam’s “Understanding the Heart” Charity Association organized a program in New York on April 4 to raise funds for poor patients undergoing heart treatment.
The event attracted the participation of many overseas Vietnamese people, officials and students, as well as numerous international friends.
Vietnamese Ambassador to the US, Le Hoai Trung, said that in Vietnam, more than 10,000 babies are born with congenital heart diseases every year, and only 30 percent of them receive medical treatment.
He called on charity organizations and kind-hearted people in the US to support Vietnamese child patients through the “Understanding the Heart” program.
Director of “Understanding the Heart”, Pham Gia Chi Bao, who is also a famous actor and MC, expressed sincere thanks for valuable support from donors and introduced five ongoing projects which are appealing for financial assistance to help disadvantaged people in Vietnam.
Esmeralda V. Brown, Director of the Southern Diaspora Research and Development Centre, said that she will arrive in Vietnam to cooperate with local organizations and provide assistance to Vietnamese child patients of heart disease.
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