Celebration of South Sudanese Women and Children Held in Vietnam’s Field Hospital

Vietnam's Level 2 Field Hospital No. 4 in South Sudan recently marked International Women's Day (8 March) with events to bring joy to South Sudanese women suffering from civil war and poverty.

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Vietnam’s Field Hospital Holds Celebration for South Sudanese Women
Representatives of Level 2 Field Hospital No. 4 presented flowers to South Sudanese women in commemoration of International Women’s Day. (Photo: Level 2 Field Hospital No. 4).

To honor women and further enhance the understanding of their role, the Board of Directors of Vietnam’s Level 2 Field Hospital No. 4 in South Sudan organized a celebration for International Women’s Day.

Lieutenant Colonel Do Thi Hang Nga, Deputy Director of Level 2 Field Hospital No. 4, stated, “Through these small and simple acts, we aim to express our solidarity with South Sudanese women and enable them to celebrate this day like any other women. It is our hope that such events will raise awareness among the local population about the role and significance of women in society.”

In addition to presenting gifts to local women in Bentiu, the hospital organized other activities such as haircuts, makeup, and beauty treatments. These events also provided an opportunity for female soldiers from the hospital and local women to get to know each other.

Vietnam’s Field Hospital Holds Celebration for South Sudanese Women
A female soldier from Level 2 Field Hospital No. 4 applying make-up for South Sudanese women. (Photo: People’s Army).

To further promote the cultural values of the Vietnamese people, the hospital also organized “Ao Dai Week”. From March 1st to March 8th, female doctors and nurses wore Ao Dai, the traditional Vietnamese dress, during reception and treatment.

Senior Lieutenant Colonel Nguyen Kim Tinh, Commander of the Vietnamese Peacekeeping Forces in South Sudan, and members of the hospital’s Board of Directors personally presented gifts to local women.

While female soldiers showcased their talents by assisting local women with make-up and grooming, male soldiers provided hairstyling services.