M.E.M.O (Medical, Educational, Missions and Outreach MEMO)
|Category:||Community Service (formerly known as Service)|
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Every summer, a group of doctors, health professionals, and student volunteers travel to Vietnam to hold free health clinics in villages. We conduct preliminary needs assessment, administer vitamins for the severely malnourished population, treat patients to the highest ethical standard, and sponsor referrals to those with needs beyond our capabilities.
The Hope Project aims to give children an opportunity to have a future. Funds raised are used to help orphanages provide the necessary healthcare for these children in addition to sheltering and caring for them. Funds are also used to buy school supplies, clothing, and provide an education to these children.
There are 21.6 million people in Vietnam living in rural poverty. The only way they can rise from their current living conditions is by attaining a good education, however, many children are unable to because of lack of money. Their families cannot afford to keep their children in school and they need to beg in the streets. Sponsoring a child can help them escape poverty. A donation of only $60 allows a child to stay in school for an entire year.
We bring surgeons to Vietnam to provide children with congenital heart disease with life saving surgery. Every year, we are able provide surgery to 3-6 children that cannot afford treatment. They are now living normal lives.
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