On 22nd December 2022, ExxonMobil Vietnam and VinaCapital Foundation (VCF) provided 17 pieces of essential neonatal care medical equipment and 2-day intensive training in neonatal emergency resuscitation for doctors and nurses at 2 rural medical centers of Quang Nam province through VCF’s Survive to Thrive program. The donation valued at 25,170 USD will increase healthcare capacity for the district-level medical system in Quang Nam province and ultimately reduce infant and maternal mortality in the ethnic minority communities of Central Vietnam.

The handover ceremony is honored to welcome the presence of distinguished guests: Doctor Le Thi Quyet – Director of Dong Giang District Medical Center; Doctor Zoram Bao – Deputy Director of Tay Giang District Medical Center; Mrs. Vu Thi Hue, Communications Manager of ExxonMobil Vietnam; and Mr. Rad Kivette, CEO of VinaCapital Foundation.

The donation from ExxonMobil Vietnam helps complete the neonatal unit at the medical centers of Dong Giang and Tay Giang districts with the provision of 1 continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine, 2 phototherapies, 2 infusion pumps, 2 injection pumps, 2 infant warmers, 1 bedside 5 parameter patient monitor, 1 SPO2, and 6 sets of intubation. In November, VCF organized a two-day intensive neonatal emergency training for doctors, nurses, and other medical staff of these medical centers, where ethnic minorities make up the majority of the population. With the training activity and equipment sponsored by ExxonMobil, VCF is able to provide not only equipment but to also transfer knowledge and skills, helping the local healthcare system to improve capacity by providing basic and emergency medical care for babies and mothers. This ensures a reduction in the mortality rate of infants and mothers as well as the rate of referrals to distant higher-level hospitals.

“ExxonMobil Vietnam has been faithful for years investing over 633,000 USD in the medical system of central Vietnam, principally Quang Nam. Thousands of lives have been saved and families transformed because of ExxonMobil Vietnam’s generosity,” states Mr. Rad Kivette, CEO of VinaCapital Foundation, “Over the past decade, ExxonMobil’s desire to give back in the communities where they work has enabled VCF to join hands with the government of Quang Nam to accomplish unprecedented achievements. Today, medical equipment supplied by our joint efforts will once again help medical centers in Dong Giang and Tay Giang to mitigate infant and women mortality, paving the way for a healthier, more productive generation to come.”

ExxonMobil is a loyal supporter of the VinaCapital Foundation’s Survive to Thrive and Critical Response programs. Since 2011, with a total donation of over US$633,000 from ExxonMobil, these programs have been able to train hundreds of healthcare workers in Advanced Pediatric Life Support and provide life-saving medical equipment to hospitals in Da Nang, Quang Nam, and Quang Ngai provinces. In 2021 and 2022, ExxonMobil donated more than 50,000 USD to provide essential neonatal equipment and training for 4 medical centers in Quang Nam through the Survive to Thrive program.

The VinaCapital Foundation’s Survive to Thrive program aims to reduce infant mortality in all of Vietnam, especially in the underserved central provinces through the provision of critically needed neonatal equipment and training. During the past 13 years, the Survive to Thrive program has donated 353 pieces of medical equipment to 11 provinces, helping to treat and save the lives of 123,962 children in Vietnam.

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