Better care for disadvantaged people
Updated at: 02/06/2015

The Association to Support Vietnamese Handicapped and Orphans (ASVHO) will continue to provide better care for people with disabilities and orphans, participants were told at the Association’s National Congress (the 4th term) in Hanoi on April 14.

Delegates at the congress re-elected Nguyen Dinh Lieu as Chairman and assigned tasks for the next term.

Accordingly, the ASVHO aims to provide vocational training for 8,000 handicapped people and orphans, help 18,000 poor blind patients receive operations and treatment, grant 25,000 wheelchairs to the disabled and 4,000 bicycles to orphans, and offer financial aid to the families of martyrs and war invalids.

The Association will also provide free medicine and health insurance to 25,000 patients, repair and build 2,000 charitable houses for needy people, and present gifts to 400,000 orphans and people with disabilities.

On the occasion, the Prime Minister presented certificates of merit to six individuals who have made great contributions to the ASVHO. Five other individuals and two organizations were also awarded certificates of merit by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA).