The Humane Journey for Community Health 2013 will take place simultaneously in all 63 provinces and cities nationwide on May 19, the Vietnam Youth Federation, one of the co-organisers of the event said on May 15.

A ceremony to launch the event will be held in Kim Lien commune, Nam Dan district, Nghe An, the hometown of President Ho Chi Minh by the Vietnam Youth Federation and the Vietnam Young Doctors’ Association.

This year’s campaign expects to draw the participation of 5,000 young doctors, who will provide free medical check-ups and medicines for around 70,000 people across the country.

Under the programme, the doctors will also offer free eye surgery for 1,000 old people and help enhance awareness about cancer for 10,000 people. First-aid training and nutrition classes will be held for 5,000 teachers in 700 kindergartens and primary schools.

Through the festival, the organisers also hope to receive 20,000 blood units from young volunteer donators.

The Humane Journey for Community Health programme was held successfully in 2011 and 2012.-VNA