Mothers, babies, and developing communities still urgently need our support
New Zealand medical assistance is directed & approved by the Binh Dinh Department of Health
We don't tell our partners what they need - we respond to well-researched and demonstrated health needs within Vietnamese hospitals & community health centres. These agencies serve remote and outlying parts of a sprawling - and still developing - region of Vietnam.
Neonatal outcomes are upheld as an example of the kind of gains the NZ | VN Health partnership makes possible.
Mortality rates for premature and vulnerable newborns have halved in the eight years we have been working alongside Province Hospital's neonatal team. The results are evidence.
Just a few years ago, families were not allowed into the ward to help tend to sick & premature babies. Demand for one-on-one nursing care vastly outstripped demand. On seeing how well this model of care worked while on a training exchange in New Plymouth, unit director Dr Hong trialled it - with remarkable results.