Project Vietnam

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Project Vietnam Foundation - a non-profit program of the American Academy of Pediatrics providing hygiene, medical and educational facilities in Vietnam. The organization was established in 1996 by Dr. Quynh Kieu, a Pediatrician, and operated in the city of Fountain Valley, California, USA.

The declared mission is to ensure healthcare assistance to children at-risk, poor rural communities, and medical training to health professionals in the country.[1]

The organization identified Vitamin K deficiency as a major cause of newborn death, campaigned successfully for the implementation of a Vietnam national policy for Vitamin K injection after birth.

Ongoing projects and programs (in 2007)[edit]

  • Newborn Care Initiative Project, a lead program to set up a network for newborn care in all 64 provinces of Vietnam, in order to lower infant mortality and provide chances for quality life of the 1.6 million born annually babies.[2]
  • Vitamin K for Newborns.
  • Medical Technology Development - CPAP Device.
  • Medical mission trips, providing training and medical operations by foreign experts.
  • Emergency Care Training, 2–3 days courses at multiple regional centers, including Bach Mai Hospital. The injury accounts for 65% of children deaths over the age of 5 years old.
  • Birth Defects Program (Hòa Bình).
  • Injury Prevention.
  • Infection Control.
  • Children with Congenital Heart Disease.
  • Development of pediatric and medical specialties.
  • Scholarships, about 150 USD for student per year.
  • Malnutrition Reduction, Anemia Reduction, School Health Program.


  1. ^ Project Vietnam making a difference in lives of children, by American Academy of Pediatrics, 2006
  2. ^ Brigham and Women's Hospital

External links[edit]

This article is related to the List of non-governmental organizations in Vietnam.