Our Mission

Project Vietnam Foundation is a nonprofit humanitarian organization working to create sustainable pediatric healthcare in Vietnam through training for health personnel, while providing health assistance to impoverished rural areas across the country. It may also offer programs benefiting our volunteers and Vietnamese-American communities in the U.S.

Who We Are

Project Vietnam has worked in needy provinces of Vietnam since 1996. Among past achievements of Project Vietnam has been a three-year effort to identify vitamin K deficiency as a major cause of newborn death and campaign successfully for the adoption of a national policy for Vitamin K injection after birth.

Current ongoing programs consist of improvement of healthcare for newborn and pediatric emergency services, promoting sustainable standards for Infection Control, and the development of services for children with special healthcare needs Project Vietnam has worked at 24 sites in Vietnam, trained a total of 43 provinces, and initiated interventions which have resulted in significant reduction in child mortality/morbidity and improved rural healthcare.

Project Vietnam collaborates with other NGOs and educational institutions and actively seeks partnerships to accomplish its goals for empowerment of the local healthcare professionals and health services for the most vulnerable populations.

What We Do

The annual mission aids Vietnam’s under-served, bringing medical teams to provide life-changing surgeries for children with birth defects and eye problems and primary care services to children at rural communes and schools. The medical teams also collect meaningful data on prevalent health conditions and health status in rural areas, especially for women and children. The information allows us to develop appropriate interventions and local pilot programs to upgrade the existing healthcare system. Read more…

Project Vietnam brings volunteer faculty to update local health personnel through national conferences, training courses and hands-on clinical teaching. Ongoing exchanges are maintained through consultations and research projects.

Project  Vietnam Foundation works with health professionals in Vietnam to improve health policies for children, through development of pilot programs. Ongoing work aims to improve Newborn health, children emergency care, infection control, childhood asthma, school-based rural healthcare & services for children with special needs.

Project Vietnam is actively recruiting volunteers for Training and Collaborative Projects at multiple hospital-based program sites in Rach Gia-Kien Giang, Binh Duong, Pediatric Hospitals and Nhan Dan Gia Dinh Hospital in SaiGon city, Nha Trang-Khanh Hoa, Hai Phong, Vinh-Nghe An, and Vinh Phuc.

Our Sponsors and Partners

Meet Our Board of Directors

Quynh Kieu, M. D.
Quynh Kieu, M. D.PVNF Founder
General Pediatrician
Fountain Valley, California
Kim Thu Pham
Kim Thu PhamGeneral Manager / Treasurer
Paul Tran
Paul TranSecretary
Engineer
Tam Nguyen
Tam NguyenVP of Public Relations
Businessman / Entrepreuneur
Barry Behrstock, M. D.
Barry Behrstock, M. D.
General Pediatrician
Costa Mesa, California
Daniel Eichinger, D. O.
Daniel Eichinger, D. O.
Internal Medicine
Covina, California

Edward Etzkorn, M. D.
Edward Etzkorn, M. D.
Internal Medicine
Steve Prepas, M.D.
Steve Prepas, M.D.
Pediatric Ophthalmologist
Newport Beach, California
Thuong Tran
Thuong Tran
Pharmacist
San Diego, California
Huy Hung Ha
Huy Hung Ha
Engineer