Berkeley, California (EastBayDaily) — Global Healing, a leading non-profit organization devoted to providing modern medical equipment and supplies to the developing world, announced an award of $50,000 from Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) to support a program at the National Hospital of Pediatrics in Hanoi, Vietnam. The program’s focus is to improve acute care delivery for an estimated 2.1 million pediatric patients over the course of three years.
RMHC’s Global Grant investments extend the geographic reach of the Charity furthering its impact by moving dollars quickly to vulnerable populations that lack basic healthcare, resources and services. The Charity’s grant will support Global Healing’s nursing program to establish standardized practices, create a team of national trainers and empower nurses within the departments of emergency medicine and neonatal and pediatric intensive care (NICU/PICU).
"Global Healing is committed to developing sustainable programs that address the disparity in access to healthcare between the developed and developing world," said Luke Ifland, president of Global Healing. "We are extremely grateful for the support of the RMHC to help ensure that the nurse training part of our new program in Vietnam will be successful and endure long after our active involvement."
Global Healing’s new pediatric program will implement a three-year schedule to train physicians and nurses specifically within emergency medicine, the NICU and PICU. A clinical fellowship will be established for medical practitioners within the ED, NICU and PICU utilizing a train-the-trainer model to expand standardized medical practices throughout the National Hospital of Pediatrics and other pediatric centers in Vietnam. In addition, Global Healing will host an annual conference and workshop to share best practices and lecture on advanced pediatric topics.
"Child mortality rates around the globe continue to be alarming," said David C. Herman, M.D., MSMM, president and CEO, Vidant Health and RMHC Board of Trustees member. "For 40 years, RMHC has been part of the solution in helping to eliminate some of the barriers that make it more difficult for families and children to get the health care they need."
About Ronald McDonald House Charities
Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®), a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) corporation, creates, finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and wellbeing of children. Through its global network of local Chapters in 58 countries and regions, its three core programs, the Ronald McDonald House®, Ronald McDonald Family Room® and Ronald McDonald Care Mobile®, and millions of dollars in grants to support children's programs worldwide, RMHC provides stability and resources to families so they can get and keep their children healthy and happy. All RMHC-operated and supported programs provide access to quality health care and give children and families the time they need together to heal faster and cope better. For more information, visit http://www.rmhc.org, follow us on Twitter (@RMHC) or like us on Facebook (Facebook.com/RMHC Global).
About Global Healing
Global Healing is a US-registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization devoted to providing modern medical equipment, supplies and training to the developing world. It was established in 1994, initially to train and equip a team of pediatric cardiology surgeons in Tbilisi, Georgia, to perform the nation’s first pediatric open-heart surgeries. Today, Global Healing has a presence in 10 countries through active involvement and its grant program. Sustainable medical programs exist in Armenia, Haiti, Honduras, Dominica, Moldova, Nepal and Ukraine. More information may be found at http://www.globalhealing.org.
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