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Hanoi (VNA) – A programme offering free check-ups and surgeries to underprivileged children suffering from heart disease is underway in Hanoi from January 18 to 22, according to Ha Noi Moi (New Hanoi) newspaper.

The initiative was organised by a heart expert group from the US, the Gift of Life organisation and MD1 World, also aiming to exchange knowledge in pediatric cardiology with Vietnamese doctors.

On the occasion, the group and doctors from the Hanoi Heart Hospital delivered surgical evaluations and treatments to disadvantaged children currently receiving heart treatment at the hospital.

MD1 World, through the Vina Capital Foundation and the International Paediatric Specialists Alliance for the Children of Vietnam (IPASC), serves children and youth in Vietnam by providing opportunities for growth through health and education projects.

IPASC also helps Vietnamese healthcare practitioners enhance their hospitals’ pediatric surgical capacity and increase access to surgical care for Vietnamese children.-VNA