ExxonMobil advances healthcare support for Central Vietnam

March 11, 2022 | 11:21
On March 10, American oil and gas giant ExxonMobil pledged a total of $60,000 through the VinaCapital Foundation (VCF) to advance its long-term healthcare enhancement programmes in Quang Nam province in Vietnam’s central region.
ExxonMobil advances healthcare support for Central Vietnam
ExxonMobile and other donors of the Our Hearts to Central Vietnam campaign received certificates of merit from Nam Tra My People’s Committee

The company contributed $35,000 in response to the VCF’s call in its Our Hearts to Central Vietnam campaign to support the relief efforts during the Molave typhoon in October 2020.

The fund was used to rebuild the completely damaged roof of the Tra Cang Commune Health Centre (CHC), provide medical emergency packages, and fix the water system, as well as rebuild the basement in Tra Leng CHC, build a new water tank, and solve the drainage problems.

In 2021, ExxonMobil funded $25,000 to VCF’s Survive to Thrive fund with the aim to reduce infant mortality in Quang Nam province through the provision of 13 life-saving neonatal devices to two mountainous hospitals Nam Giang and Phuoc Son.

Every day, 40-45 children receive health assessments from both district hospitals while their emergency units currently treat an average of 3-4 neonatal infants per day for issues such as premature births, respiratory failure, brain haemorrhage, diarrhoea, and jaundice. An estimate of 180 neonate beneficiaries will receive treatment per month with the donated medical equipment from ExxonMobil.

ExxonMobil advances healthcare support for Central Vietnam
Cecile Rauline, president and general director of ExxonMobil Vietnam, visited Tra Leng commune in 2020

“ExxonMobil is working to understand and support the needs of Vietnamese communities, especially in the central area where we operate,” said Cecile Rauline, president and general director of ExxonMobil Vietnam. “Together with our strategic partners like VCF, Operation Smile Vietnam, and Teach for Vietnam, our continued investment in healthcare and education programmes have made significant impacts to help the communities improve their healthcare support and education quality.”

Since 2011, ExxonMobil has contributed nearly $610,000 to VinaCapital Foundation through its Critical Response and Survive to Thrive programmes to equip healthcare centres in Danang, Quang Nam, and Quang Ngai.

Since 2011, ExxonMobil has contributed nearly $610,000 to VinaCapital Foundation through its Critical Response and Survive to Thrive programmes to equip healthcare centres in Danang, Quang Nam, and Quang Ngai with modern medical equipment and provide Advanced Pediatric Life Support training for medical staff for improved pediatric care.

A total of $230,000 has been provided to Operation Smile Vietnam since 2014 for screenings and operations for more than 1,000 children born with facial deformities, helping to change the lives of more than 600 underprivileged children and families and provide oral care education and treatment for nearly 10,000 children from Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, and several northern provinces.

Through Teach for Vietnam, ExxonMobil has donated a total of $120,000 and IT equipment since 2018 to help around 1,540 students in Tay Ninh and Quang Nam, supporting 20 schools in implementing STEM education in their classrooms and extracurricular activities; as well as upskilling 250 teachers in understanding and teaching STEM.

ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Vietnam Ltd., an affiliate of ExxonMobil Corporation, together with partners PetroVietnam and PetroVietnam Exploration Production Corporation Ltd., is engaged in development activities in the natural gas field Ca Voi Xanh. The project is crucial for fuel supply, power generation, and energy security in Vietnam.

By Anh Duc

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