Heartbeat Vietnam Continuing Care

Pediatric heart disease is costly to treat and many poor families are devastated financially as they struggle to care for their child.

Heartbeat VietnamIn response, VinaCapital Foundation established the Continuing Care Program for Heartbeat Vietnam children and their families.

This program protects a child we designate as at-risk,  in the crucial year after surgery by providing one year of post-operative medical care, nutritional support, and money for school fees.

To be eligible for the Continuing Care Program, participants must meet the following criteria:

  • The child received funding from Heartbeat Vietnam for heart surgery
  • The child’s family must have a poverty certificate attesting to the need for additional support
  • The HBVN assessment of the family indicates the child is at-risk and resources are not available for proper nutrition and post op care

The continuing care sponsorship payment for an individual child will cease one year after his or her heart surgery. In addition, the sponsorship will cease if the child’s family life or financial position has improved or if the child drops out of school permanently prior to the end of the post-operative year.

Read the story about Thanh Phuc, a 14-year-old boy who received a Continuing Care grant after receiving heart surgery from Heartbeat Vietnam.

The program will be financed according to the actual number of children based on a fee of 600,000VND (~ $30 USD) per child per month, which includes:

  • Payment of post-operative support for one child to 300,000 VND (~$15 USD) cover social insurance, medicine, and nutrition
  • Payment of education support for one child to 300,000 VND (~$15 USD) cover partial school fee
Program Impact

Since 2008, Continuing Care has awarded 79 grants. Phuc, one specific case of this grant, has returned to school and studies well so far.

Program Donors

Katherine Yip, David Hue, Joshua Matthews, Nam Quang Tuition Centres, Navigos Group Vietnam JSC. David Blackhall, Delia Caldwell, Maureen Browne, Joshua Matthews, Mimi Vu

How You Can Help

AG. Hao Em with Pediasure 01.11.12

The program will be financed according to the actual number of children based on a fee of 600,000VND (~ $30 USD) per child per month, which includes:

  • Payment of post-operative support for one child to 300,000 VND (~$15 USD) cover social insurance, medicine, and nutrition
  • Payment of education support for one child to 300,000 VND (~$15 USD) cover partial school fee