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Ee-Hui Tan – Managing Director of FedEx Express Vietnam and Cambodia (left) and Rad Kivette – CEO of VinaCapital Foundation (right) at the signing ceremony of ‘FedEx Delivers Heartbeats’ 2023.

HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM, Apr 24, 2023 — FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and one of the world’s largest express transportation companies, is collaborating with VinaCapital Foundation (VCF) on the ‘FedEx Delivers Heartbeats’ Rural Outreach Clinic for the 12th consecutive year. The program has enabled children living in rural areas of Vietnam access to free specialty healthcare and medical treatment for congenital heart defects (CHDs).

For the past 12 years, the FedEx Delivers Heartbeats program has reached out to 804 clinics in 48 provinces throughout Vietnam. Among 263,000 children who received free heart check-ups, 6,905 children were diagnosed with CHDs and 5,037 children required heart surgery. The program partners with local government leaders, the Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs and the Department of Health.

With 100 volunteer cardiologists and surgeons from Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and Da Nang, the mobile clinics travel to over 25 provinces to provide quality healthcare services to over 50,000 children. These include patient examinations, diagnosis, and surgery plans for patients and their families.

Children diagnosed with heart conditions that require intervention in surgery are placed on the national cardiac surgery waiting list. Arrangements are also made so that post-operative care does not include expensive and long trips to hospitals in Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, or Hanoi. Retrospective studies of beneficiaries receiving life-saving heart surgery from VCF provide data indicating that 68% of beneficiaries’ families improve economically and escape poverty as a result of healthy children.

“The FedEx Delivers Heartbeats program delivers critical healthcare services to people who live in remote areas of Vietnam,” said Ee-Hui Tan, Managing Director, FedEx Express Vietnam and Cambodia. We are proud to be part of this program that provides children in underserved areas with quality heart healthcare services. We hope these services will give families a peace of mind and enable thousands of children to achieve their full potential.”

“FedEx and VCF have partnered to implement life-saving programs for twelve years and we are grateful for that,” added Rad Kivette, CEO of VinaCapital Foundation. “With strong collaboration from FedEx, VCF’s Rural Outreach Clinic program has provided free heart examinations to more than 263,000 poor children all over rural Vietnam, helping them receive an early diagnosis and medical intervention. Thousands of children are given the chance to live healthy lives while their families are released from emotional and financial burdens. This program not only reduces child mortality but allows families a chance for a better future for their children.”

Over the past 50 years, FedEx has transformed the world by connecting people and possibilities. The company has exceeded its FedEx Cares 50 by 50 goal of helping 50 million people by the company’s 50th birthday on April 17, 2023. Learn more about FedEx Cares initiative here.

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About FedEx Corp.

FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenue of $93 billion, the company offers integrated business solutions through operating companies competing collectively, operating collaboratively and innovating digitally as one FedEx. Consistently ranked among the world’s most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than 530,000 employees to remain focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities. FedEx is committed to connecting people and possibilities around the world responsibly and resourcefully, with a goal to achieve carbon-neutral operations by 2040. To learn more, please visit fedex.com/about

About FedEx Express

FedEx Express is one of the world’s largest express transportation companies, providing fast and reliable delivery to more than 220 countries and territories. FedEx Express uses a global air-and-ground network to speed delivery of time-sensitive shipments, by a definite time and date.

About the VinaCapital Foundation

The VinaCapital Foundation (VCF) is a USA registered 501-c3 public charitable organization, licensed as an international non-governmental organization in Vietnam. Founded in 2006, VCF’s mission is to create healthcare and education solutions to transform the lives of underserved and marginalized children and women in Vietnam. The work of VCF touches the lives of millions of Vietnamese in 63 provinces every year.

We invest in 3 areas:

Grassroots medical programs: Heartbeat Vietnam, which funds children’s heart surgeries, including pre- and post-operatives care; Rural Outreach Clinics, which provides free health examination for children in remote areas; and grassroots assistance with psychosocial activities for children and their parents.

Healthcare capacity building programs: Survive to Thrive – Critical Response, which provides hospitals training and equipment for emergency and neonatal care; Clean Water installs filtration systems to provide potable water for underserved communities; National Emergencies, which organizes and implements disaster and pandemic relief.

Education program: Brighter Path educates and transforms ethnic minority female students with scholarships, mentoring and life-changing Girls’ Clubs so they become agents of change in their rural communities.

VCF’s vision is a thriving Vietnam where all children and women are healthy, educated and empowered to benefit from economic growth and contribute to sustainable improvements in their communities. Across every program runs deep commitments to children’s and women’s rights, gender equality, improved nutrition, environmental protection and poverty reduction. VCF is committed to building a vibrant middle class.

Website: www.vinacapitalfoundation.org

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