Vietnam has been growing fast over the last decade and has made considerable progress in meeting the UN Millennium Development Goals for water and sanitation. However, there are many challenges left which still need support from outside bodies. One example was the National Hospital of Paediatrics (NHP) in Hanoi, Vietnam, where the water and sanitation conditions were far from ideal with poor water quality and very few drinking and hand washing facilities. Now, thanks to the work of the NGO Lien Aid, supported by Borouge, the situation is much improved, which will bring health and hope to many children as they embark on their journey to recovery.
Lien Aid, is an NGO working in Asia to bring safe water and sanitation to poor communities. In this, their second collaborative project with Borouge, they have significantly improved the water supply system to a children’s hospital in Hanoi, in North Vietnam. As we all know clean water and good sanitation are essential for the health and well-being of us all and never more so than when we are in hospital recovering from an operation or illness. Unfortunately, for the patients at the National Hospital of Paediatrics (NHP) in Hanoi, Vietnam, the water and sanitation conditions were far from ideal, but thanks to the work of the NGO Lien Aid, supported by Borouge, the situation is now much improved.