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Vietnamese water project sees Taiwan World Vision embrace medical diplomacy

Vietnamese water project sees Taiwan World Vision embrace medical diplomacy

2024-02-06

Taiwan World Vision is contributing to Taiwan’s medical diplomacy. The international charity’s Taiwan branch has a new project to improve water infrastructure in rural Vietnam. With a donation from China Medical University Hospital, the project will improve access to clean water and toilets in a community in Thanh Hóa Province. Thạch Thành District has seen the health of local children harmed, as a result of chemical and agricultural pollution to water sources.

Preschoolers in traditional Vietnamese dress demonstrate the hand-washing dance. They live 1,700 kilometers from Taiwan in Thạch Thành District of Thanh Hóa Province in Central Vietnam. Water sources in the impoverished district have been polluted by cattle manure and pesticides, leaving many families without clean drinking water. Public hygiene knowledge is also limited in the region, and numerous challenging factors have led to developmental delays for some children under 5.

Der-yang Cho
China Medical University Hospital head
They have some agricultural chemicals, which are certainly harmful to development or to the nervous system.

Li Shao-ling
Taiwan World Vision head
It’s quite geographically isolated, and relatively short on resources. World Vision has an internal assessment system, and the level of hardship there is probably at the most severe level.

World Vision’s water resources program has designated Thạch Thành District as a region of need. China Medical University Hospital has launched a “Send Love, Give Children Clean Water” campaign, donating NT$1 million to support the construction of water infrastructure.

Der-yang Cho
China Medical University Hospital head
Repairing toilets, gaining water resources, filtration facilities, and so on. I think we should do all we can to help children.

In Taiwan, clean water is available just by turning a faucet. World Vision and China Medical University Hospital want their friends in Vietnam to experience the same blessing. The infrastructure is expected to come online in September, providing 2,500 people with access to clean drinking water, preventing the transmission of disease, and supporting children to grow up in safety.

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TAIWAN CAN HELP 醫院助越南供乾淨水給孩童

2024-02-06

台灣對世界做出貢獻,醫療外交來幫忙!在越南中部,有貧困的縣城,孩子被迫飲用不乾淨的水,再加上當地衛生觀念不普及等問題,導致部分兒童發育遲緩。台中的中醫大附醫,支持世界展望會的"水資源"方案,捐助供水系統給當地,協助兒童遠離疾病。

幼兒園的小朋友,穿上越南傳統服飾,大跳洗手舞,非常可愛活潑。他們住在距離台灣1700公里外,越南中部的清化省石城縣,是當地相當貧困的縣城,由於社區水源,被牲畜糞便、農藥等污染,許多家庭飲用不乾淨的水,再加上當地人衛生觀念不普及,種種困乏,導致石城縣內,有些五歲以下兒童,發育遲緩。

[[中醫大附醫院長 周德陽]]
“它有一些化學農藥那些,一定對生長,或是對神經系統,都會有傷害”

[[台灣世界展望會長 李紹齡]]
“它地理比較偏遠,相對來講資源也比較稀少,而且以它的困難程度,因為展望會,有一個內部評估的機制,它應該是一個最迫切的需求”

世界展望會水資源方案,把石城縣列為需要援助的地方,中醫大附醫,也發起"送愛到遠方,給孩子乾淨的水",為愛而走的實際行動,捐款一百萬,協助建造供水系統。

[[中醫大附醫院長 周德陽]]
“包括像廁所的整修,水資源的獲取,還有那些過濾的設備等等,我想我們幫助小孩子,應該是我們要盡全力去做的”

在台灣,只要打開水龍頭,就有乾淨的自來水可以用,這份幸福,也能傳出去到越南,供水系統預計在九月就能啟用,預計可以幫助2500人喝到乾淨水,遠離疾病,讓孩子健康成長。

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