The Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy in central Thua Thien-Hue province and the Republic of Korea’s Chonbuk National University held a ceremony to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their cooperation on July 15 in Hue city.

Principal of the Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cao Ngoc Thanh said the ties between the two universities dated back to 2006 with cooperation in providing charity cleft-palate surgeries for Vietnamese children.

To date, more than 300 children from northern central localities have received free operations and treatment as a result of the cooperation.

In 2009, the two sides also signed a memorandum of understanding on personnel training.

Moving forward, the RoK university will help the Vietnamese side build a speech and language therapy centre for cleft-palate children with investment capital sourced from the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA).

On the occasion, the Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy presented the Health Ministry’s insignia “For People’s Health” to Professor Shin Hyu-Geun, Head of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Graduate School of Dentistry under the Chonbuk National University.-VNA