ACCV has recently
entered into partnership with the Vietnam Paediatric Hospital to provide
financial support to seriously ill children requiring long term medical support.
We are sponsoring the Endocrine ward in particular. The children suffer from diseases such as Diabetes, Hypothyroidism, Osteogenesis Imperfecta etc..
Unfortunately these children are not receiving the daily medication required to sustain their health, many of them become seriously ill or worse because of the poverty
cycle the family has no escape from. As we accept children into our sponsorship program we address their needs on an individual basis, we are there to support them
and their family on their quest for good health and basic medical care.
The Endocrine ward at the hospital has a list of 200 children from very poor families they would like us to support. At this point we have accepted 33 children, as we
build our Christine Edith Sponsorship program we can accept more from the 130 children who are still waiting.
- Christine Edith Medical Support program has been named in memory of Christine Edith Moraghan. She had a nursing background and she was a
caring human being with a soft spot for children. This project would be
very close to her heart.
Sadly, there are many
children living in poverty in Vietnam who are very ill. As part of our project
to break the cycle of poverty, we are assisting families who have
ill children in desperate need of surgery and medical care. I would like to briefly
introduce you to one such family.