Red Cross launches AO victim support project

The Viet Nam Red Cross has recently launched a project on "Supporting Agent Orange (AO)/dioxin victims in the Central Highlands and southern Tay Ninh province" for the 2006-2010 period.

The 16.3 billion VND project will help cover the expense of orthopaedic surgeries and functional rehabilitation therapies for 1,520 poor AO victims, improve living conditions for 1,440 AO-affected families and provide wheelchairs for 1,550 disabled people.


Around 200 medical practitioners and Red Cross volunteers of the two beneficiary regions and patients' relatives will be trained o­n orthopaedic and rehabilitation techniques needed to help the AO victims recover after surgeries.-Enditem