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    Default Re: This is really a right place for me to improve my writting. Thank you very much

    I'll start:
    The Medical Committee Netherlands-Vietnam (MCNV), founded in 1968, has provided medical help to the people of Vietnam from the American war and till now. It has shifted from giving practical and material aid to building community capacity to local health organizations through training and teaching health care workers. MCNV has played an important role in improving the health care system in Vietnam. In 2003, one symposium, held to celebrate its 35th anniversary, reviewed cooperation activities between MCNV and local organizations in Vietnam in general and in health care in particular. During that symposium, Vietnamese and Dutch experts suggested strategies to promote public health in Vietnam concentrating on emerging health problems such as HIV/AIDS.


    On a cultural note, we generally call it the Vietnam war in English; I know this might be a contentious issue, but that is our name for it, even in Britain which took no part. Maybe 'war with America' might be a neutral alternative

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    Default Re: This is really a right place for me to improve my writting. Thank you very much

    Hi Idol!
    Thank you very much for your correction!
    I don't want to argue about the term "American war" or "Vietnam war". I only want to use the right term. I appreciate your help
    Again, thank you very much
    Tam

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tam
    Hi Idol!
    Thank you very much for your correction!
    I don't want to argue about the term "American war" or "Vietnam war". I only want to use the right term. I appreciate your help
    Again, thank you very much
    Tam



    Different perspectives from the different countries. I was in Ho Chi Minh city a couple of months ago and saw it from the Vietnamese perspective for the first time.
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    Hi tdol!
    How was your trip in Ho Chi Minh City?
    May I ask your age: 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s?
    Because different generations have different perspectives too
    Thanks anyway
    Tam

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    I enjoyed it greatly. I hope to return to see more of the country.

    I'm 42, so when I was a child I heard the news about the war, so heard the name a lot, although we weren't involved in it and it seemed very distant, but only this year did I hear the Vietnamese name.

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    Hi tdol!
    I live in Hue City-the old capital of Vietnam. Did you visit it? If not I would say that it is much more beautiful than Ho Chi Minh .
    I will show you around when you are there
    Tam

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    I'm afraid not- I only had time to make a quick trip from Cambodia, where I'm staying at the moment. I'm leaving at the end of February, but may well be back later in the year, so I'll try to get back then.

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    I may be not there this year but you are very welcome.
    My friends will be willing to take a very helpful editor to go around.
    They often take friends to places they like best and don't care what the guests like
    Tam

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    Many thanks.

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