Midwife Training in Vietnam

Partnership Objective

Improve mother and newborn child health through training of healthcare workers.

Villages midwives at Tu Du Hospital recieve training in obstetrics. Villages midwives at Tu Du Hospital recieve training in obstetrics. Copyright Saigon GP Daily

Partnership Description

Since 2004, GlaxoSmithKline has been supporting a unique training program based in Tu Du Hospital, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The project is training birth attendants to provide maternal healthcare services in rural villages and aims to reduce childbirth complications and decrease newborn fatalities from the current unacceptably high level of 6%.

Supported by Tu Du medical and nursing staff, and housed within a residential training centre built by GSK, the trainees spend four months gaining practical knowledge of maternal and child healthcare.

Partnership information

Company(ies) GlaxoSmithKline

Partner(s) Tu Du Hospital, Vietnam

Type of Partner(s) Academia / Hospitals

Therapeutic Focus Women and Children's Health

Disease(s) Children's Health, Family Planning, Sexual & Reproductive Health, Malnutrition, Obstetrics, Women's Health

Program Type(s) Health System Infrastructure - Development of Physical Infrastructure, Health System Infrastructure - Training

Targeted Population(s) Children, Marginalised / Indigenous People, Mothers, People with low income, Women

Region(s) East Asia & Pacific

Number of Countries 1

Country(ies) Vietnam

Start Date 2004

More information News Release

Completed date 2011