US backs eyecare for thousands of children

About 10,000 primary and secondary students will receive vision screenings with those in need receiving quality eyeglasses under an extended US-supported activity launched in Hanoi on September 10.

Funded by the US Agency for International Development and implemented by Helen Keller International (HKI)- Vietnam , the project will run through June 2014.

Project staff will also train provincial, district and commune health personnel in vision screening and in the use of necessary equipment to improve eye health.

VNA

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