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 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)
- 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.
- 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.
- Project Vietnam making a difference in lives of children, by American Academy of Pediatrics, 2006
- Brigham and Women's Hospital
- Project Vietnam Foundation Home Page
- Project Vietnam Foundation Blog
- Project Vietnam Foundation Facebook
This article is related to the List of non-governmental organizations in Vietnam.
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