Newborns Vietnam News

Direct Aid Program (DAP) grant funded by the Australian Government

We were delighted to be awarded a The Direct Aid Program (DAP) grant funded by the Australian Government.  The grant was awarded to provide 10 Neopuffs for the Da Nang Hospital for Women & Children’s neonatal intensive care unit. A Neopuff is a device that has been developed to overcome the limitations of the resuscitation […]

Cycle a Difference 2015 – An Epic Journey

Newborns Vietnam was very honoured that his Royal Highness the Duke of York, joined Giles Lever the British Ambassador to Vietnam for the Launch of 2015 Cycle a Difference Vietnam Challenge Ride. 25 cyclists took the challenge and cycled 1,700 km with 17,500 metres of climbing in just twelvedays and raised over xx.  All along […]

Inspired to Ride – To Help The Next Newborn Survive

Vuong Thanh Son joined Premier Oil in February, 2013 and works as Health, Safety and Environment Coordinator. My family attended the Premier Oil outing event in Da Nang in 2013 where we welcomed the Cyclist Team those came from UK crossing the ocean and very long distant/flying hours just to challenge themselves cycling in completely […]

Post qualification training for junior doctors

In Febraury 2015 we launched our post qualification training for junior doctors. During the neonatal nurse training the Da Nang Hospital for Women & Children identified gaps in the training for junior doctors working in the neonatal unit. In the UK much of a junior doctors post medical school training comesfrom working under supervision with […]

Neonatal Nurse Practice Educators Training Course

The neonatal Practice Educator Training Course taught by Canterbury Christ Church University built on the outcomes of the Neonatal Nurse Training.  Our aim was to develop an initial cohort of Practice Educators to develop the resources, knowledge and skills to teach basic neonatal interventions to junior staff in a range of practice settings e.g. district […]

Phuong Nguyen Racing At Ironman 70.30 – World Championship

Phuong Nguyen is inspired to race at the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Australia in September to raise funds for Newborns Vietnam.  This is his story, 9 months ago, he was telling himself that he needed to do something meaningful and challenging. He bought a bicycle and started cycling to the Red River, swimming and […]

IRONMAN Vietnam

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 […]

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