Charity group of German businessmen funding heart treatment for children patients in Ben Tre

On May 15 and 16, 2008, a group of charity workers led by Ms Bui Thi Mai Lien from the SWHH - a German charity group formed by German businessmen - paid a visiting tour to the families and children patients of congenital heart disease in An Phu, An Hiep Communes (Ba Tri District); and My Thanh, Phong Nam Communes (Giong trom District).

Among the patients that were visited by the group are Mr Dang Van Ngau's 9-year-old twin children, both have heart problems; and Phan Nhat Truong, another serious case of congennital heart disease in Phong Nam, Giong Trom. Truong is said to be rushed to a large hospital Ho Chi Minh City as soon as possible so that he could be saved through surgery.

At the end of the tour, the charity group promised to sponsor 10 cases of heart operations to be carried out in July, 2008.