Project name: Paediatric Cardiac Care in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Host partner: Children’s Hospital No. 2, Ho Chi Minh City

Singapore partner: KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital and SingHealth

Project aim: To reduce the mortality rate of infants and small babies due to congenital heart disease in Ho Chi Minh City.

Duration: 2011 - 2014

Outcomes: This project upgraded the skills and knowledge of doctors, nurses and allied healthcare staff with regard to the care and treatment of babies under five kilograms with complex heart conditions. Six training sessions were conducted for 20 Master Trainers in the cardiac unit. After this experience, trainees reported more confidence in performing surgery, increased teamwork, improvement in infection control and better knowledge of basic cardiac surgery for babies under five kilograms.