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Hanoi (VNA) – Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Dao Ngoc Dung and representatives from the Vietnam Children Sponsor Fund (VCSF) on June 15 presented gifts to families of children with disabilities in the jaw and face, who are being treated at the Vietnam-Cuba Friendship Hospital in Hanoi .

Out of 123 children who received screening examinations at the hospital under the programme “For kids smile,” which is jointly organised by the VCSF, Operation Smile Vietnam and the hospital on the occasion of the Action Month for Children, 70 will be provided with free operations at the hospital. Initiated in 1997, the “For kids smile” programme offers funds for surgery for Vietnamese children living with disabilities in the face and jaw. It has proven effective, benefiting nearly 25,000 kids so far with a total fund of nearly 70 billion VND (3.15 million USD.)

Operation Smile has signed an agreement with the VCSF to provide surgery aid worth 12.6 billion VND (567,000 USD) to more than 1,800 children throughout the country.-VNA