The Prudential Insurance Group of the United Kingdom recently pledged 10 million U.S. dollars to support charity work in Vietnam. Thirty percent of this funding will be dedicated to helping disabled people still affected by Agent Orange.
As you may recall, in June 2010, the US-Vietnam Dialogue Group outlined a Plan of Action calling on governments, foundations and businesses to invest 300 million dollars over 10 years to clean up the dioxin hot spots and expand humanitarian aid to Vietnam.
Between this and recent U.S. government appropriations, it is clear that we are beginning to see real progress to address legacy of Agent Orange in Vietnam. We commend Prudential Insurance for their investment in this public health matter.