Présentation of ADM Vietnam Aquitaine branch

ADM Vietnam Aquitaine, established in September 2010, is a branch of the national humanitarian association ADM Vietnam Centre (Association for Medical Development in Vietnam).

ADM Vietnam was founded in November 1991 and registered in the Official Journal in early 1992 under the SIRET number 41181395900011.
This association acts for a humanitarian and scientific purpose at the service of the poorest people in Vietnam and the Vietnamese medical profession. Our association, apolitical and non-denominational, is based on the volunteering of medical and non-medical members of any nationality.
ADM Vietnam is an NGO law 1901 whose funds are collected from dues, various donations and profits from annual meal  shows. Its head office is based in OLIVET (45).

3 branches are attached to the legal statutes of the national association :
  • ADM Rhône Alps
  • ADM Normandy
  • ADM Aquitaine

3 strands of action:

  • Medical actions

    • Multidisciplinary consultations (general medicine, dental care, diabetes screening, physiotherapy) - drug distributions for poor families.
    • Additional reviews
  • Social actions

    • Promote poor and deserving medical students, especially ethnic minority students; distribution of 45 scholarships each year (total: 810 scholarships in 18 years)
    • Wheelchair donations to paralyzed children (total: 85)
    • Donations of school supplies to students in the countryside
    • Donations of Braille books for blind students in the highlands
  • Cultural actions

    • Present French-language lectures to a French-speaking Vietnamese audience
    • Organize members' meetings with French-speaking students for conversations in French

The word of Chantal SELIN, Président of ADM Vietnam Aquitaine

'I first met Doctor TRAN, President of ADM Vietnam Centre, in 2004 as a treating physician when I lived in the Loiret. After many exchanges for several years, I was impressed by the extreme dedication of this humanitarian association. I joined this association since the beginning of my retirement that I spend in Gironde.The ADM Vietnam Aquitaine Branch was created on 11 September 2010 to actively participate in the humanitarian actions of ADM Vietnam Centre with women, men and means available to us in the Aquitaine region.Recently settled in the Aquitaine region, I met several people who wanted to get involved with us in this adventure to serve the most disadvantaged people.The creation meeting of the ADM Vietnam Aquitaine branch took place on September 11, 2010 in Saint Romain la Virvée, a hotspot of Bordeaux viticulture.The delegation of ADM Vietnam Centre was composed of Dr TRAN Cuong (President), Mr Louis DANSE (Vice-President), Mr Yann DUCHATEL (Vice-President), Mr Antoine MARCHAND (Secretary), Mr NGUYEN THI (Member), Mr and Mrs MOLINA (Founding Members). 

The presentation of the association was made to about thirty participants."

Press review SUD OUEST 


Our branch currently has 63 active members and benefactors from the medical and non-medical sectors of the Aquitaine region. Like ADM Vietnam Centre, its funding resources consist of memberships, demonstrations, grants and various donations.

Nos objectifs

ADM Vietnam Aquitaine aims to intervene in the continuity of the actions of the national association ADM Vietnam Centre by maintaining the state of mind that animates it but also in its own choices in relation to its local partners.
Its priorities are focused on 3 areas:

  • Medical actions

    • In intervention centres, mainly with geographically isolated populations in the Central Highlands region of Vietnam in relation to local actors, medical partners and associations on the ground.

  • Social actions:

    • Logistical support to local actors in the disadvantaged region of the Central Highlands of Vietnam.
    • Sponsorship of orphaned children or children from poor families.
  • Cultural exchanges: 

    • Exchanges with the population

Our projects

  • In centres for the neuro-sensitive or motor handicapped and mentally handicapped :
    • Financial contribution towards the annual purchase of batteries for equipment for deaf or hard of hearing students
    • Printing books in Braille in Vietnamese
    • Equipment for wheelchairs, special wheelchairs, safe beds and rehabilitation equipment
    • Training of a craft for young adults (sewing, weaving, massage for the blind, etc.)
    • Purchase of food and school supplies
  • Distribution of drugs and health books
  • Financing of supplementary examinations Aids in kind and equipment (livestock, agricultural equipment, etc.)