US charity helps central province improve grassroots healthcare

US-based charity Atlantic Philanthropies Organization Thursday approved non-refundable aid worth US$8.5 million to Thua Thien – Hue Province to build healthcare centers at commune level upward and upgrade equipment at existing ones.

The program will see 74 new centers built and 20 others renovated, staff trained, and information system set up.

Its goal is to reduce the work load at higher-level hospitals and reduce medical costs for poor people.

Atlantic Philanthropies was founded in 1982 to provide funding for research and other initiatives in areas like caring for old people, disadvantaged children and youth, health, and human rights.

By Th.Uyen – Translated by Thuy Doan

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