The Ba Ria-Vung Tau provincial People’s Committee, coordinating with Australia’s Brien Holden Vision Institute, organised a November 26 meeting reviewing the results of its Vietnam-Australia Vision Support Project during the 2007–2013 period.
More than 4,800 disadvantaged students were given free glasses. Ninety-seven teachers and 142 health workers have completed eye care training courses.
The Vietnam-Australia Vision Support Project has successfully involved the community in eye healthcare, assisting local efforts to reduce poverty and ensure social welfare.
At the conclusion of the current project, the Brien Holden Vision Institute will fund the establishment of five community eye care units in the province’s remaining localities.