ExxonMobil has pledged $80,000 to help improve children’s healthcare in Central Vietnam, contributing $50,000 to VinaCapital Foundation’s Survive to Thrive program and $30,000 to Operation Smile Vietnam.
|Greg Smith, chairman and CEO of ExxonMobil Vietnam handing over medical equipment to four hospitals in Quang Nam province's mountainous region |
“ExxonMobil is working to understand and support the needs of Vietnam communities especially in the central area where we operate,” said Greg Smith, president and country manager of ExxonMobil Vietnam. “We seek projects that have a lasting impact and are pleased that our contributions to VinaCapital and Operation Smile Vietnam have benefited more than a million individuals in Central and Northern region to date.”
Funds for Survive to Thrive will be used for lifesaving medical equipment at four Southwestern healthcare centers in Quang Nam province, including Northern mountainous regional hospital, and Dong Giang, Tay Giang and Nam Giang district hospitals. These hospitals are located in the poorest districts bordering Laos and are some of the poorest in Vietnam. This is the eighth consecutive year that ExxonMobil has funded VinaCapital’s children healthcare programs in the Central region, with contributions totaling $550,000.
|ExxonMobil's dental mission to Quang Nam |
ExxonMobil’s contribution to Operation Smile Vietnam funded a dental care mission for students in Tien Phuoc district. Within five days in October 2018, the group provided over 4,000 oral check-ups, consultations, treatments and procedures for children from 16 elementary schools in the region, including Tien An, Tien Canh, Minh Vien, Tien Cam, Tien Chau, Tien Ha, Tien Hiep, Kim Dong, Tien Lanh, Tien Lap, Tien Loc, Tien My, Tien Ngọc, Tien Phong, Nguyen Ba Ngoc and Tien Thọ.
Over the past five years, ExxonMobil has contributed more than $200,000 to Operation Smile Vietnam to support over 550 cleft lip/cleft palate operations and two dental care missions for children in the central and northern regions of Vietnam.
|Infant incubator funded by ExxonMobil at the Tay Giang district health centre |
ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Vietnam Limited, an affiliate of Exxon Mobil Corporation, together with partners PetroVietnam and PetroVietnam Exploration Production Corporation Ltd., is engaged in development activities in several technically and commercially challenging blocks offshore central Vietnam in the Ca Voi Xanh field. This project has special meaning for fuel supply, power generation and ensuring energy security for Vietnam.