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Signed! MoU between A4D and Vietnam Association of Diabetes and Endocrinology

A4D have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Vietnam that will let the charity expand operations and help more disadvantaged people access essential ongoing Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) medication and services.

The Vietnam Association of Diabetes and Endocrinology (VADE) has worked with A4D since 2017 at the National Children’s Hospital in Hanoi, where the charity currently supports 48 young people.

A4D will begin supplying essential medical supplies for free to disadvantaged people with the condition at two new sites: University Medical Hospital and Children’s Hospital 2 in Ho Chi Mihn city.

President of Vietnam’s Association of Diabetes and Endocrinology Prof Dr Tran Huu Dang said: “We are delighted to sign this MoU and expand our collaboration with A4D to include two new sites in Ho Chi Minh.

“A4D have shown since starting operations in Hanoi in 2017 that they are a committed and effective partner in the fight against Type 1 Diabetes.

“This agreement reflects our shared ambitions to improve the quality of life for all people with Type 1 Diabetes in Vietnam and we are excited to see what the future holds.”

With the continued help and support of the authorities in Vietnam, A4D aim to provide life-saving Type 1 Diabetes medication and care to over 200 disadvantaged people by 2025.

A4D Co-founder Charles Toomey said: “It is fantastic to formalise our working relationship with Vietnam’s Association of Diabetes and Endocrinology.”

“This MoU is recognition that the work we have done over the past few years has complemented the existing healthcare systems and helped save and empower lives.

“We know that by working together we can provide the sustainable and long-term solutions Type 1 Diabetes requires, especially for those from low-socioeconomic backgrounds.

“All of us at A4D are looking forward to future years of collaboration with Prof Dr Tran Huu and his team and to expand our programmes in the country.”

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