More than 1,700 people had their health checked.

Those meaningful activities were part of the 34th “Joining hands for a healthy community” program of the AVD, which was conducted at the total cost of more than VND 150 million.

In details, local people were provided with blood tests, X-ray, electrocardiogram and ultrasound practices, etc. At the end of the medical screening, the AVD provided check-ups for more than 1,700 people and issued 673 medical prescriptions of free medicines to treat common diseases. The association also presented 300 gifts worth VND 18 million to needy households in the commune.

Local children join a drawing activity.

Apart from the medical screening, the AVD also held the “Books for students” program and guided students how to properly brush their teeth and wash their hands to prevent common diseases. On the evening of July 13, the AVD staged an art show to entertain locals of this mountainous commune.

Nan Sin is a needy mountainous commune in the Southwest of Si Ma Cai district, Lao Cai province. Located more than 20km from the center of the district, the commune has 450 households, including 166 needy families. 99.2% of the population are Hmong ethnic minorities. Due to treacherous terrains and shortage of farming land, a lot of local people have yet to pay due attention to their health conditions.

Children happily receive books from the association.

The 34th “Joining hands for a healthy community” program of the AVD has helped raise locals’ awareness of health and prevention of common diseases, serving as a deed of “La lanh dum la rach” (the good leaves cover worn-out leaves) - a precious tradition of the Vietnamese people.

Translated by Huu Duong