ExxonMobil Contributes to Children’s Healthcare Initiatives in Central Vietnam

ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Vietnam Limited announced that it will be making a contribution of US$50,000 to VinaCapital Foundation in support of its Survive to Thrive program which equips healthcare centers in Southern districts of Quang Nam with modern equipment and provides training for staff to better serve the communities in this mountainous region.

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This year, eight hospitals in the Quang Nam province (Phu Ninh, Que Son, Hiep Duc, Tien Phuoc, North Tra My, South Tra My, Phuoc Son and Nong Son districts) will receive medical equipment for improved pediatric care. The critical care equipment, selected in consultation with both the district health departments and the provincial Department of Health leadership, will have a profound and measurable impact on child mortality in the province.

“The VinaCapital Foundation is grateful for ExxonMobil’s continued and generous support for neonatal and emergency care in central Vietnam,” said Robin King Austin, Chief Executive Officer of VinaCapital Foundation. “ExxonMobil has led the way in Vietnam by supporting this lifesaving program regionally in the central provinces. The Survive to Thrive program reduces infant mortality and morbidity in a measurable way, a national priority of the Ministry of Health. ExxonMobil’s contributions help save the lives of hundreds of children and adults every day.”

Since 2011, ExxonMobil has contributed a total of US$500,000 to VinaCapital Foundation through its Critical Response and Survive to Thrive programs. More than a million children in Danang, Quang Nam and Quang Ngai have benefited from ExxonMobil’s contributions.

“ExxonMobil strives to make a positive contribution in the local communities where we operate,” said Greg Smith, president and country manager of ExxonMobil in Vietnam. “We believe the support of VinaCapital Foundation’s Survive to Thrive program and Operation Smile Vietnam will help build a brighter future for these underprivileged children.”

About ExxonMobil in Vietnam

ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Vietnam Limited, an affiliate of Exxon Mobil Corporation, is contributing to energy supplies by exploring for oil and gas resources in Vietnam. The company is currently in ongoing discussions with PetroVietnam and Vietnam government agencies and businesses to evaluate the feasibility of developing central Vietnam’s Ca Voi Xanh natural gas resources offshore the coast of Da Nang.

About VinaCapital Foundation

VinaCapital Foundation (VCF) is a USA registered 501-c3 public charitable organization, registered as a foreign non-governmental organization in Vietnam. Founded in 2006, VCF aims to empower the children and youth of Vietnam, by providing opportunities for growth and improvement through health and education programs. The work of VCF touches the lives of millions of Vietnamese in 63 provinces every year.

VCF’s grassroots medical programs include Heartbeat Vietnam and Rural Outreach Clinics – designed to locate diseased at risk and disadvantaged children in even the remotest areas and provide access to quality healthcare. Medical capacity building programs are partnerships with the Ministry of Health and include the International Symposium for  Cardiac and Pediatric Care; Critical Response – Pediatric Advanced Life Support Training & emergency equipment; and, Survive to Thrive. VCF’s education initiative, the Brighter Path program, is an empowerment and scholarship program for disadvantaged but academically talented ethnic minority girls that develops communities and reduces poverty.