Community center for disabled people opens in central Vietnam

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Australian Consul General Graeme Swift witnessed the opening of a community center for Vietnamese people with disabilities in the central province of Quang Nam on January 10 before completing his term in Vietnam.

The Lifestart Foundation Disability Community Center is funded by the Australian Chamber of Commerce and targets people with disabilities caused by polio, war injuries, cerebral palsy and accidents.

Physiotherapy experts will provide detailed one-on-one assessments for disabled people who visit the center.

Depending on their special requirements, the center's visitors will receive a supervised rehabilitation exercise plan, as well as information on nutrition, posture and locally based services.

In addition, some may be referred to a local hospital for surgery or prosthetics if they require complex medical treatment.

The center aims to help at least 200 individuals in its first year of operation.

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