VVPA was founded in 2003 and since then it has undertaken 15 annual field trips to help the poor and those less fortunate in the rural areas of Vietnam and Cambodia. During the past 15 years, we have carried out 7,189 free cataract operations in numerous areas in Vietnam and Phnom Penh of Cambodia, using the latest Phacoemulsification and Extracapsular technology from Australia.
Thousand more comprehensive medical checkups and eye examinations were carried out. We provided free medication and 100% UV protection sunglasses to each patient whom we examined.
In 2011, VVPA officially broadened its scope of work to include dental treatment. Over the last 7 years - 5,928 dental treatments have been carried out for the special needs (HIV or with medical conditions orphans) and poor (street, rescued) children in Vietnam and Cambodia. The treatments included dental restorations and extractions.
In 2015 we expanded our work into the prevention of blindness and impaired vision due to uncorrected refractive error. Hundreds pairs of reading glasses and prescription glasses were dispensed in Cambodia.
During each medical & dental mission of the annual field trip, a 'Humanitarian Side Trip' is organised to distribute food parcels and other essentials to rural poor families and those in need (please go to "HUMANITARIAN WORK" page for more details).
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