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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Ironman World Championship Success

Congratulations to Todd from everyone at Newborns Vietnam on your official Ironman time 9:56:37. A fantastic achievement at one of the world’s toughest races! We would like to say thank you for your ‘big heart’ and for all that you have done over many years to raise funds for newborn infants and children in Vietnam.  […]

Infection Prevention

Huge thanks to Redbridge Cooking School your support for our work to reduce newborn infants deaths from infection at the Da Nang Hospital for Women & Children’s neonatal intensive care nursery. This week we took delivery of five paper towel dispensers andsigned a contract for a one supply of paper towels. The simple act of […]

Vietnamese Doctors Clinical placement in Liverpool

Clinical placements at UK hospitals are an important focus of our neonatal post qualification junior doctor’s training programme.  The doctor’s spend time in a training capacity to observe all aspects of neonatal care in Level 3 intensive care nurseries, surgical procedures, neonatal transport and undertake training asignments. Dr Le Minh Hoang Chau and Dr Nguyen […]