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First neo-natal lectures broadcast on television

Update: June, 26/2012 - 10:13

DA NANG — The VinaCapital Foundation and United International Pharma Co Ltd on Saturday launched the first session of a telemedicine lecture series under the former's Survive to Thrive programme, which works to reduce neonatal mortality in central Viet Nam.

This series will focus on topics critical to the survival of a baby like neonatal resuscitation, seizures in the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit), adaptation after birth and how to identify perinatal risk factors, and case presentation on seizures.

The lead lecturer for the series is world-renowned neonatologist and long-time VCF training partner Dr Steven Ringer of the Harvard Medical School, who is also the chief of newborn medicine at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, the US.

Other presenters include Dr Khu Thi Khanh Dung, deputy director and chief of the neonatal department at the National Hospital of Paediatrics in Ha Noi, and Dr Truong Thi Nhu Huyen, chief of the neonatal department at the Da Nang Women and Children's Hospital.

It included an interactive broadcast to doctors in Can Tho, Da Nang, Hue, HCM City, and Ha Noi in Viet Nam besides the Philippine capital Manila, and was also available as a world-wide live webcast so that any doctor anywhere could log in and join during the lecture.

Reducing infant mortality, which is a UN Millennium Development Goal, is a priority for Viet Nam and addressing maternal health and infant mortality is a key element of the national health strategy. — VNS

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