We’re thrilled that our short film about a young Vietnamese girl named Phuc (FOOK), her mother, and her pioneering cardiologist Dr. Phuc was awarded the Pulitzer Center/CUGH 2019 Award for Best Global Health Advocacy Film.
This story is about an active and loving schoolgirl from Ho Chi Minh City who likes to ride her bike, draw and play with her friends. If Phuc had been born a few years earlier, she would not have received the surgery in her hometown that saved her life. Her cardiologist and namesake, Dr. Phuc, along with the entire medical team, received training from a Children’s HeartLink partnership that made it possible for them to deliver high-quality care for little Phuc’s complex condition.
The Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) is a Washington, DC-based organization of over 170 academic institutions and other organizations from around the world engaged in addressing global health challenges. CUGH’s 6th annual video competition showcased important global health issues and innovations. Winners were highlighted at their 10th Annual Global Health Conference March 8-10 in Chicago.
Watch Phuc’s video here.