Our Achievements since inception
From Inception to December 2023, Rural Outreach Clinics have:
- 370656 children screened
- 85 provinces reached
- 11562 children found with congenital heart defects
- 9175 children required surgery and received immediate medical support
- 80 clinics organized every year
How does the program operate?
ROC Program works with government partners in targeted impoverished provinces/districts to find the most suitable site to set up clinics to ensure optimum coverage of the whole district. Local authorities are also responsible for announcing clinic dates and sites to local communities to ensure all children come for medical examinations. After each clinic, the information and results will also be announced on VCF’s social media channels. Often other diseases are detected by ROC doctors and all medical issues are referred and followed up on by local healthcare workers.
In order to provide the best health care service to the people in need, VCF partners with major heart hospitals of the country who have top cardiologists and surgeons. The hospitals join clinics in their geographic region to save operation costs and provide a favorable opportunity for the families to bring their children to the closest hospital for follow-up.
Screening children in the time of COVID-19
In rural Vietnam, access to quality healthcare is poor. VCF’s ROCs are a beam of hope for mothers of sick underprivileged children.