As many as 453 patients born with cleft lip and palates in the southern provinces of Binh Duong and Binh Phuoc have benefited from a free surgery project, with the support of the Republic of Korea’s Il Woong Cleft Lip and Palate Foundation since 1994.

The Binh Duong provincial Department of Health and the foundation held a ceremony on December 5 marking the 20 th anniversary of their friendly cooperation.

From December 1-5, free surgeries for those with facial deformities were conducted by the provincial general hospital and doctors sent by the foundation.

On the occasion, the department awarded certificates of merit to 21 members of the foundation’s medical staff.-VNA