The best way to help Vets With A Mission with medical donations is through cash donations.
While Vietnam is developing rapidly particularly in the most popular cities, the poorest wards in smaller cities and the rural areas away from the cities, still lag behind dramatically in health services. This is where the need is greatest and that need is prevalent for the children, and the elderly men and women.
Our experience with medical teams have given our doctors and nurses a good idea as to the kind of health conditions and issues they will see. In the past when Vietnam had no medicine suppliers to speak of and the health infrastructure was almost non-existent, VWAM brought all meds and equipment with the team. Now VWAM brings some equipment and a little specialized meds, but actually can purchase all the meds and the right meds we need in the appropriate quantities in Vietnam. This reduces the inconvenience of transporting boxes from the US and eliminates any potential custom hassles, confiscation issues, and other problems upon entering the country.
Donations are tax deductible gifts for this purpose and greatly enhances the impact, productivity, and efficiency of the medical team to carry out its charity services to benefit the largest number of poor Vietnamese."