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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Matthew Wright completes 20 hour ‘Everesting’
What a way to say farewell to Vietnam! Matthew Wright’s swan song was an incredible 20 hours on his bicycle to complete an ‘Everesting’ on Mount Nui Dinh outside HCMC as part of the Ho Chi Minh City, Newborns Vietnam Isla Climbing Challenge on the 11th of June. Everesting is cycling the height of Mount […]
Son Tra Adventure Run
There was an early start for Newborns supporters Nguyen Van Long and Andy Taylor as they tackled extreme elevations at the Son Tra Adventure Run (Da Nang) on Sunday 18th of June, to raise funds for Newborns Vietnam and their work at the Da Nang Hospital for Women & Children, and the Vietnam National Children’s […]
Newborns Vietnam Isla Climbing Challenge
There was a fantastic turnout of around 120 for the Newborns Vietnam Isla Climbing Challenge in Hanoi on Saturday. The cyclists gave everything, pushing themselves up Giong Mountain up to 8 times in 2 hours! Many of Hanoi’s cycling clubs were represented, including Tayho Cycling Team, T2 Cycling Open, Dong Tru Cycling, Ho Tay Green […]