27 Feb 2020
This donation includes a CPAP machine, phototherapy, SPO2 and intubation devices which will increase the centres medical capacity, allowing the lives of more babies to be saved.
In September 2019, I participated in a challenge that he had never done before, running 42km at Vietnam’s Mountain Marathon in Sapa. During the preparation time for the run, I and my family called for support on the GoFundMe website.
Today we are pleased to announce that the campaign successfully raised US $10,605 (approximately VND 250,000,000) to help provide neonatal care equipment to the Van Yen Commune Health Centre here in Yen Bai, Vietnam. This donation includes a CPAP machine, phototherapy, SPO2 and intubation devices which will increase the centres medical capacity, allowing the lives of more babies to be saved. In Van Yen province this donation will help medical staff to save the lives of up to 4 babies every week, totalling at 208 babies every year.
This donation has been made possible through a partnership between us and Survive To Thrive, a program of The VinaCapital Foundation. Survive to Thrive helps to improve paediatric healthcare across Vietnam through training doctors, donating essential neonatal care equipment and training doctors to be able to teach other healthcare professionals. Through these initiatives Survive To Thrive aims to reduce the neonatal mortality rate by 1% across the whole of Vietnam by providing aid to healthcare centres to care for infants when they need it most.