Newborns Vietnam News

Standard Chartered Bank confirms sponsorship

Standard Chartered Bank (Vietnam) Ltd has confirmed its Mechanics Support Team sponsorship for the Cycle a Difference Vietnam Challenge Ride 2013, funding the neonatal nurse training programme (click the title above for more information).

“Four months ago I’d never worn running shoes – in three months time I’m running my first ever marathon and I’m running for Newborns Vietnam.”

Thuy Le is training to run her first marathon (42km) in Frankfurt this October. She has chosen to raise money for Newborns Vietnam because “having had the opportunity for my two healthy children to be born under excellent medical standards in the UK, I want to help Newborns Vietnam in their work to support the improvement of neonatal care in Vietnam, and give more children the chance of life.’’
Show your support for Thuy and encourage her with her training for this tough challenge, by donating online to her justgiving page, click here –

Da Nang Nurse Education Assessment March 2012

The Da Nang Department of Health invited Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) to carry out a nurse education assessment to review current practice, identify the training needs, and to formulate an initial proposal for a pilot neonatal nurse-training course and further training of the most able nurses to become Practice Nurse Educators. The University’s Head […]

Neonatal Risks

The risk of newborn death is highest during childbirth and directly afterwards; almost half of all newborn deaths occur in the first 24 hours of life, and three-quarters occur in the first week. Quality care at birth is critical to avert the deaths of mothers, newborns and stillborn babies. After delivery, common conditions and illnesses […]

Solutions to Save Newborns

The debate today for the evolution of newborn care in developing world countries benefits from a century of developed world experience. Many recent reports on neonatal mortality in developing countries rightly place considerable emphasis on what can be achieved with simple basic interventions. These reports talk about the significant reductions in neonatal mortality in the […]

A Day in the Life of Nurse Lien

I am Lien, I am nurse in the NICU at Da Nang Hospital for Women and Children. I graduated from nursing school 1.5 years ago. I have worked in the Da Nang neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) for one year. Working in the NICU is a very hard job but it is a great privilege […]

Pivotal Milestones in Neonatal Care

The past 150 years have seen dramatic changes in neonatal mortality and morbidity in the developed world. In the UK before the 1950s, little scientific effort was directed at the premature or seriously ill infant. There was very limited equipment, virtually no laboratory determinations and mothers were not allowed in the nursery for fear of […]

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