For most of Vietnam’s very poor, medical care is inaccessible as a result of the prohibitive cost of care, which is prioritised well below other basic daily needs. A visit to the emergency room may spell financial ruin. But even worse, families without medical insurance who can’t afford the cost of medical treatment may be turned away from hospitals altogether without outside intervention.
At CNCF we strive to improve the health and well-being of the wider community and not just the Children under our care. We provide free basic medical attention at our out-patient clinic and medical stations but we also work with local hospitals to arrange referrals and to settle treatment fees.