Ho Chi Minh City, July 26th, 2018 – Visa and VinaCapital Foundation (VCF) handed over two clean water systems to the Oncology and Internal Medicine departments of the Children’s Hospital 2. The ceremony is honored to welcome Mr. Sean Preston, Country Manager of Visa Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos; Mr. Rad Kivette, CEO – Executive Director of VCF; Ms. Linh Nga – The Ambassador of VCF’s Capacity programs; leaders of the Pediatric Hospital 2; medical staff; and children patients.
Mr. Pham Ngoc Thach, Vice Director of Pediatric Hospital 2, medical staffs, representatives from Visa and The VinaCapital Foundation, and Dance Artist Linh Nga with her daughter in the hand over ceremony
Clean water is essential for treatment and improvement of the health condition of children patients, especially in the two departments of Oncology and Internal Medicine which normally have long-stay patients. While the Department of Oncology has up to 160 patients, the Internal Medicine department has 140. The current five water systems cannot meet the demand of a large number of patients, families and medical staff, especially in the hot weather.
Understanding this difficulty, Visa granted two filtration water systems valued at 6,000 USD (equivalent to 137 million VND) to the Oncology and Internal Medicine departments of the Pediatric Hospital 2. This project was implemented and supervised by VinaCapital Foundation. Those systems will supply daily drinking for up to 800 people, including children patients, families, nurses, and doctors of two departments.
Mr. Sean Preston, Country Manager, Visa Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos; Mr. Rad Kivette, CEO, Executive Director of VCF; Ms. Linh Nga – The Ambassador of VCF’s Capacity programs drink water at the water filtration system at Oncology Department – Pediatric Hospital 2
Visa volunteers team in front of the water filtration system at General Internal Department of Pediatric Hospital 2
After the ceremony, 20 volunteers of Visa visit and give presents to 300 young patients and parents. The gifts and encouragement have brought joy and softened the homesickness and pains of children who unfortunately have been bedridden.
Visa volunteer distributes gifts to the children
Mr. Sean Preston, Country Manager of Visa Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos states: “Through this program, Visa would like to share our compassion, encouragement, and assurance to children who are under treatment at the hospitals. Having witnessed the positive changes brought into their lives by these meaningful programs, we have been constantly motivated to take actions that further benefit the local social communities.”
Mr. Sean Preston, Country Manager, Visa Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos are remarking the ceremony
Mr. Rad Kivette, CEO, and Executive Director of VCF states: “On behalf of VinaCapital Foundation and the beneficiaries at Pediatric Hospital 2, I want to express my sincere gratitude for the generosity of Visa. Clean water is essential for healthy children and Visa has ensured the health of thousands with this gift.”
Mr. Rad Kivette, CEO, Executive Director of The VinaCapital Foundation has an interview with HTV9
Since 2009, VCF’s Capacity Programs have provided emergency response education and fully stocked crash carts to pediatric ICUs, CICUs, and emergency rooms in 93 hospitals and 5 commune health centers nationwide. Capacity Programs include the installation of clean water systems in commune health centers and hospitals. To date, the program has assisted local nurses and doctors in providing healthcare services to roughly 157,040 children in Vietnam.
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