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Quang Nam (VNA) - ExxonMobil has pledged 80,000 USD to help improve child healthcare in central Vietnam, contributing 50,000 USD to VinaCapital Foundation’s Survive to Thrive programme and 30,000 USD to Operation Smile Vietnam.

Funds for Survive to Thrive will be used for lifesaving medical equipment at four healthcare centres in Dong Giang, Tay Giang and Nam Giang districts, which are located near the border with Laos and are among the poorest localities in the country.

“ExxonMobil is working to understand and support the needs of Vietnam’s communities, especially in the central area where we operate,” said Greg Smith, president and country manager of ExxonMobil Vietnam.

“We seek projects that have a lasting impact and are pleased that our contributions to VinaCapital and Operation Smile Vietnam have benefited more than a million individuals in central and northern regions to date.”

This is the eighth consecutive year that ExxonMobil has funded VinaCapital’s child healthcare programmes in the central region, with contributions totalling 550,000 USD.

ExxonMobil’s contributions to Operation Smile Vietnam has also funded a dental care mission for students in Tien Phuoc district, providing medical check-ups, consultations, treatments and procedures for over 4,000 children from 16 primary schools in the region.

Over the past five years, ExxonMobil has contributed more than 200,000 USD to Operation Smile Vietnam to support over 550 cleft lip/cleft palate operations and two dental care missions for children in the central and northern regions of Vietnam.-VNA