Germany -> Vietnam RT Donations

Viet Nam News
The German Messer Industrial Gases Group’s Dr Hans Messer Foundation donated medical equipment valued at US$20,000 to the National Hospital for Obstetrics and Gynaecology’s Neonatal Department in Ha Noi yesterday.

The batch of five respiratory therapy or continuous positive air pressure (CPAP) machines, six phototherapy machines, three pulse oximeter monitors, three infant warmers and three incubators was presented by the group’s CEO, Stefan Messer.

The donation forms part of the Breath of Life programme of the non-governmental East Meet West (EMW) Foundation. The programme aims at reducing mortality rates among premature babies in Viet Nam. It is estimated that over 128,000 babies are born prematurely in Viet Nam each year and of those, 10 per cent suffer respiratory distress. About 12,000 babies will die and many more suffer brain damage from oxygen deprivation unless equipment, especially CPAP machines — standard equipment in developed countries — is available for intervention.

I like to see this kind of humanitarian donation.

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