After 17 years, the VCF’s flagship program Heartbeat Vietnam has saved 10,000 disadvantaged children with congenital heart defects (CHD), helping them grow up healthy as well as contributing to realizing their dreams.

VCF and sponsors present gifts to 30 children with congenital heart defects.

According to Don Lam, CEO and Founding Partner of VinaCapital, with the support from partners, hospitals, doctors, and donors both at home and abroad, the VCF has been making an important contribution to the process of changing and improving quality of life of the most vulnerable community.

He said in the coming time, the VCF will continue to do its utmost to help more children and families access quality medical care, and have a better life.

Since its inception, Heartbeat Vietnam has provided 976 continuing care packages to be able to visit the hospital for check-ups and follow-ups, 765 grants for families to have more resources to take care of their children, and 247 scholarships for bright students to maintain their education.

The program has also organized 80 - 100 rural outreach clinics a year and has screened over 325,000 rural children and found over 11,000 children with congenital heart defects. More than half of these children need early surgical intervention to survive, all of whom received immediate support.

Source: VNA