The program was to celebrate the 92nd founding anniversary of the Communist Party of Vietnam and Tet (lunar New Year), the most important festival of the Vietnamese people.

The prison, which holds more than 120 detainees and faces food, medicine, and health-care shortage, is the largest in South Sudan's Unity State.

L2FH Rotation 3 providing free health check-ups and medicines in South Sudan

In addition to aid packages and necessities, Vietnamese medical soldiers provided free medical check-ups and medicines for prisoners and handed over medical supplies to wardens.

Lieutenant Colonel Trinh My Hoa, director of the hospital, said that staff of the hospital want to join hands with units of the U.N. Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) to improve the living conditions in Bentiu Central Prison, leaving no one behind even if they are prisoners.

Khalid Mohammed Mohammed Sanad Leila from UNMISS, who is the main coordinator of the activity, voiced his gratitude to the benevolent activity of Vietnam’s peacekeeping force.

During their 10 months in Bentiu, the Vietnamese level-2 field hospital arranged numerous charitable activities, such as presenting medicines and medical equipment to a local hospital and providing HIV/AIDS rapid test kits, screening and consultations on HIV/AIDS prevention.

The hospital also supported an emergency surgery for Doctors Without Borders in a 10-day campaign.

Source: VNA

Translated by Song Anh