A photo of the event (Source: www.nhandan.com.vn)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Association in Support of Poor and Disadvantaged Women and Children in central Da Nang city has raised almost 1.75 trillion VND (77 million USD) over the last 15 years for humanitarian aid.

The information was revealed during a conference to review the association’s work in 2002-2017. It helped more than 148,500 children have heart check-ups and nearly 900 children undergo heart surgeries at a cost of 37.6 billion VND (1.66 million USD).

About 23,000 poor women were provided with cancer screenings and 488 women diagnosed with the disease received treatment. The association also allocated 1.7 billion VND (74,827 USD) for the treatment of 1,131 poor women and children with life-threatening diseases.

Additionally, the association provided accommodation for 126 poor single women and supported 450 disadvantaged women and children to have orthopaedic surgeries and rehabilitation.

On this occasion, Da Nang city and the association honoured 21 organisations and 26 individuals for their contributions to the city’s humanitarian efforts in the last 15 years.-VNA