A group of doctors, health professionals, and student volunteers travel to Vietnam to hold free health clinics in villages. We conduct a 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.
Each year M.E.M.O. raises money to sponsor the cost of heart surgeries to children suffering from congenital heart disease. In total, we were able provide surgery to 71 children that could not afford treatment. They are now living normal lives.
Through this program we hope 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. A donation of $60 is enough to keep one child in school for an entire year.