Those who have been hurt by Agent Orange Dioxin, but were not in the military have been forgotten.

We Are Agent Orange Dioxin Survivors Uniting. Children of Vietnam Veterans Health Alliance (COVVHA) provides advocacy for children of Vietnam Veterans including second and third generation victims of Agent Orange and Dioxin exposures worldwide.

COVVHA was started in 2011 as a non-profit in the State of Ohio. It became a federally recognized 501 (c)(3), non-profit in January of 2012. COVVHA is the only 501 (c)(3) founded by, governed and run by Children of Vietnam Veterans for their own peers.


Vietnam Begins Huge Effort to Identify War Dead

First Published: Nature 529, 135–136 (14 January 2016) Digging foundations for temples or schools, harvesting rice in paddy fields: these are some of the ways that the decaying remains of Vietnam War victims still turn up, 40 years after the conflict ended. Now an...

The Life Long Impact of Agent Orange on Vietnam Veteran’s Children

Among the Ozark woodlands in a rural Arkansas a man best described as an ‘Everyday Hero’ quietly lives. As is common with those who inspire others Josh Kelley is far too humble to apply the title of Hero to himself. Still, he is often seen as a hero by loved ones to...

Vietnam offers up lessons as Okinawa confronts dioxin

Children of Vietnam Veterans Health Alliance has been following the contamination issues on Okinawa for several years. It is impressive to see the Okinawan Government move swiftly on this issue as they have learned more information. Our hats are off to Mr. Jon...

VA Leads List of Repeat HIPAA Violators

by Charles Ornstein and Annie Waldman ProPublica, Dec. 29, 2015, 4 a.m. Few Consequences For Health Privacy Law’s Repeat Offenders. Short Synopsis: Regulators have logged dozens, even hundreds, of complaints against some health providers for violating federal patient...

The Facts: Sad But True.

  1. 18- to 22-million gallons of Herbicide were sprayed across South Vietnam during the war.
  2. Many Vietnam Veterans are passing away prematurely or becoming seriously ill due to exposure of this herbicide.
  3. Many of these veterans have voiced concerns about their offspring suffering birth defects and unexplained illnesses.
  4. The U.S. Government refuses to fund research for Veterans’ children suffering with debilitating birth defects and unexplained illnesses while other countries like Vietnam and Australia do research to find answers.

The United States Government’s Stance?

The government currently acknowledges 18+ birth defects in children of FEMALE Vietnam Veterans only. The government claims these defects were caused by the female Veteran’s service in Vietnam and not an herbicide. The government acknowledges only one type of birth defect in the children of MALE Veterans – spina bifida. However, this excludes the Occulta type.

Please help Agent Orange Victims


Mailing Address:
PO Box 1316
Wildomar, CA 92595
Email: COVVHA@gmail.com

All COVVHA Board Members and Officers are Volunteers. No salaries are paid to Board Members or Officers in accordance with COVVHA bylaws.