- Aid to Southeast Asia
"Aid to Southeast Asia" (ASA) - humanitarian organization, providing help for the countries of
Southeast Asia(mainly, Vietnam) on the people-to-people basis, aiming to strengthen world peaceand respect for human rights. Established in 1989by US veterans of the war with Vietnamto provide humanitarian aid and medical equipment and supplies to Vietnam. Based in USA.
1997ASA helped to organize relief after typhoonLynda, 1998- presented dental equipment and 8,000 pairs of eyeglasses, 1999- gave financial aid to HIVprevention programs.
Volunteer medical expert groups from USA often visit and help Vietnamese health facilities by efforts of ASA. The organization receives funding from the
Combined Federal Campaign(CFC), individual donors, some corporate funding.
In recent years, the organization supplied
medicalequipment, including operating tables, exam tables, operating room lights, beds, stethoscopes, syringes, mammograms, incubatorsand x-raymachines, which went to Ninh Binhand Ha Namprovinces of Vietnam. [ [http://ngocentre.org.vn/RunScript.asp?page=resources/ingo_directory/organisation_listings&Abbr=ASAI&DIR=DIR&
* [http://www.asavn.org/ ASA official page]
This article is related to the
List of non-governmental organizations in Vietnam.
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