2016 Mid-Year Board Meeting in Vietnam

Mid-year board meeting in Hue, central Vietnam

The CCI Board held its 2016 mid year board meeting in Hue, Central Vietnam, where for the past 5 years it has facilitated and supported the formation and strengthening of the Family Group in the Pediatric Oncology ward of the Hue Central hospital. Benson Pau (CCI ASIA Head and former CCI Global Chair) had spearheaded this initiative with funds support from UICC and Asian Childrens Cancer League.

Ms Kazuyo Watanabe, CCI Regional Committee Member, founder and CEO of Asian Childrens Cancer League and project manager/lead mentor for the Hue Family Group, hosted the Board Meeting. Pediatric oncologists, Dr. Chau Van Ha and Dr. Nguyen Thi Kim Hoa together with Senior Nurse Bui Thi Minh Yen and the family group members, proudly recounted their accomplishments in improving and providing better care to the children as well as enhanced support to their families.

The children prepared musical presentations which included singing the song “We ARE ONE” complete with actions. The children also had ready drawings for each of the board members. As the week after was the birthday of two Board Members, the children prepared special birthday songs. The interaction with the kids and their families was most meaningful and memorable for everyone. It also brought a lot of smiles from the kids, joy and hope for their families.