Newborns Vietnam News


The first IRONMAN to be held in Vietnam in Da Nang 2015 on was a great success with over 1,000 athletes from 54 countries taking part. For Newborns Vietnam and the Da Nang Hospital for Women & Children it was a wonderful weekend. The Ironman team organised for the Professional Athletes to visit the neonatal […]

British Ambassador’s Visit

Mr Giles Lever, British Ambassador to Vietnam visited the neonatal unit to welcome Dr Nim Subhedar and Dr Amanda Bennett and took the opportunity to discuss the Newborns Vietnam Da Nang/UK nurse and medical education partnership with Dr Tran Dinh Vinh the Director of the Hospital. The Newborns Vietnam UK medical/education partnership continues to grow […]

Vietnam’s First ‘Everesting’ – David’s Ride

Ba Vi mountain lies 50km outside of Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi. It’s a brutal climb with some truly punishing gradients. The lack of views makes it even tougher – Ba Vi is a 12 km tunnel of trees on a punishing gradient. Ba Vi rises at an average gradient of just over 8% but there are […]

Neurodevelopmental Assessment

The care given at birth and immediately after is a determining factor in survival and long term health outcomes of pre term, low birth weight and sick newborns. Impaired neurodevelopmental outcome is a major long-term complication of surviving pre term/low birth weight and sick infants. Neurodevelopmental screening with a neurological examination is important at key […]

Infection Prevention Training

Huge thanks to Liverpool Women’s Hospital for granting Dr Nim Subhear six weeks sabbatical leave. Nim is part of our UK team of Neonatal Consultants who providing training for the junior doctors at the Da Nang Hospital for Women & Children’s neonatal unit. He also led an intensive infection prevention and intervention training programme, this […]

Neonatal Nurse Certificate Award Ceremony 2014

Tuesday 19th August 2014 was a milestone moment for newborns care in Vietnam. The Class of 2013-2014, comprising 27 nurses from the neonatal unit at Da Nang Hospital for Women & Children, were awarded a certificate in neonatal nursing equivalent to Level 4 UK Further Education & Higher Education Qualification Framework. The nurses have been taught […]

Singing to Save Babies

Survive to Thrive – A Candlelit Celebration of words and music from darkness to light. In November 2010, St Martin’s-in-the-Fields hosted a choral concert organised by leading members of the British property and construction industry to raise funds for lifesaving equipment for the new neonatal intensive care unit at the Da Nang Hospital for Women […]

Dr Liz Crathern – Warmth and Nutrition – meeting the infants basic needs

I am one of the neonatal lecturers on the Newborns Vietnam neonatal nurse training programme and have been privileged to be teaching the nurses about a wide range of neonatal issues, including keeping babies warm and developing sucking ability for breast feeding.

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A Great Summer

The Cycle a Difference Vietnam Challenge Ride exceeded all our hopes for fundraising for the neonatal nurse training and the commitment of the cyclists and sponsors was just amazing.

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