Pacific Angel 2017 comes to central Quang Nam province hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source: VNA)

Quang Nam (VNA) – The Pacific Angel (PACANGEL) 2017, a humanitarian programme funded by the US Pacific Command, has come to the central province of Quang Nam for the first time with various activities.

Running from September 4-18, the programme has offered free medical checks-up and treatment for local residents, repaired some healthcare and education facilities and held healthcare conferences.

In Tam Thai commune, Phu Ninh district, 150 Vietnamese and US doctors gave free checks-ups, treatment and medicine to over 1,300 locals who have dental, ear and throat problems.

The PACANGEL 2017 also assisted six pre-schools, primary schools and two healthcare stations in Tam Dan commune in Phu Ninh district and Binh Dinh Nam commune in Thang Binh district in installing iron roofs, lighting and clean water systems.

Doctors of the programme also share professional experience with their Vietnamese counterparts in controlling and treating a number of diseases, including diabetes, high blood pressure, and maternal and child healthcare.

Head of the programme, Lieutenant Colonel Benjamin Doyle said that the PACANGEL was launched 10 years ago, aiming to promote the cooperation and friendship among countries through humanitarian activities.

This is the sixth time the programme has come to Vietnam.-VNA