The Vietnam Red Cross will help its Lao and Cambodian counterparts train their staff, increase medical services and conduct charitable eye surgery for people along border provinces of Laos and Cambodia .
Tran Ngoc Tang, President of the Vietnam Red Cross made the commitment at a Red Cross Leaders’ Meeting of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia held in Ho Chi Minh on Nov. 13.
According to Tang, cooperation between the three countries’ associations has contributed to improving living conditions of people in border provinces.
Over the past four years of signing cooperation in the field, the Vietnam Red Cross has helped the two others in health care and charitable activities worth over 8 billion VND, he said.
The meeting reviewed the implementation of cooperation agreements of the three countries’ red cross organisations in the 2006-2010 period and discussed cooperation programmes for the next five years.
The three associations will encourage all border provinces to cooperate in red cross movements in order to share information on natural disasters, diseases and discuss preventive measures, mutual assistance and improvement of health care in emergency cases, Tang said.
He noted that the three will also share information on their activities, international red cross movements, humanitarian cooperation programmes./.