Reports have it that an expatriate from America Do Van Du has convinced his friends to help Vietnamese hydrocephalus children patients and donated 300 shunt valves, each of US$600 in worth to save hundreds of children.
Du also expressed his wish to found Fund for Hydrocephalus Children Support, which has many supports from foreign an domestic philanthropists, doctors and medical equipment companies.
Saigon Giai Phong Newspaperâ€™s Fund for Underprivileged Patients Support has contributed 60 million dong for 20 hydrocephalus surgeries in Northern Vietnam, with the shunts donated by Du. Prof Dr Nguyen Quang Bai carried the and said that the operations were all successful.
Du also reports that he has called Intergra L-S 100 Co to donate 100 shunts, worth over one billion dong, to treat hydrocephalus children.
Northern Vietnam families can contact Du via handphone No 0912103312, Central and Western Highland families can call Dr Nguyen Viet Nhan at Centre for Heredity Consultation and Impaired Children Support, Hue Medical University, via handphone 0913458023 and Southern Vietnam famillies can call Ngoc Yen, head of Saigon Giai Phong Newspaperâ€™s charity department via phone No 0903937246 for consultation and support of hydrocephalus operations.
Information may be accessed at Saigon Giai Phong Newspaperâ€™s charity department, 436 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street, district No 3, HCM City, phone No: 8340018, Fax: 8324958).