Saving Newborn Lives
Worldwide too many newborns continue to die. In 2015, neonatal mortality accounted for three quarters of all infant deaths in Vietnam and more than half of mortality in under 5 years.
For the most vulnerable newborns strengthening existing hospital based care is the most effective way of saving newborn lives. High quality care for sick newborns requires careful monitoring by appropriately trained nurses and doctors with a sound understanding of the physiological and developmental needs of the small or the sick newborn. More neonatal deaths could be prevented with greater availability of hospital Neonatal Intensive Care. In high-income settings access to this care is nearly universal, in middle income and poor countries, coverage, access and quality of care are very variable.
The provision of high quality nursing and medical care of small and sick newborns not only saves lives but also leads to improved outcomes and reduces the burden of long term disability for survivors, their families and society. Disability is greatest in middle income countries, particularly where neonatal care has been scaled up without due attention to the quality of care provided. There are many constraints, usually related to very low levels of staffing, poorly equipped units and a lack of specific knowledge and competencies in assessing and managing small and sick newborns.
We provide bespoke neonatal nurse training and medical education programmes Our training programmes are developed and delivered in partnership with British higher education institutions and NHS teaching hospitals, local health providers and medical training colleges.
We are working in partnership with Da Nang Hospital for Women & Children, Vietnam’s National Children’s Hospital in Hanoi and district and provincial hospitals that serve large rural populations in central Vietnam.
We would like to thank our strategic partners, sponsors and sports men and women for their generous support.
Read more about our programmes to make a difference to the life chances of newborns in Vietnam…
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Final Day 2018 Cycle a Difference
A rain storm was not a great start to the final day, 177 km and 2,600 m of climbing, it was cold and wet for the first half of the day, with tired legs and adverse weather our valiant cyclists kept going. The warmth of the welcome as they crossed the finish line in Mai […]
Day 3 Cycle a Difference Asian Business Ride
Today was a great team ride, 145 km and only 2,674 m of climbing, it was cold on the descents and the group was happy to make it to Son La and warmer temperatures. The scenery was stunning and riders were treated to the colourful local life. Final day tomorrow, an early start for the […]
Day 2 Cycle a Difference Asian Business Ride
Another tough day, 180 km and 3,204 m of climbing all riders conquered the climbs and finished on 157 km with Des and Tim making it all the way to Dien Bien Phu, 180 km. Great team riding with lots of support, fantastic effort! Check out the day 2 video. Inspired to ride to help […]