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Our partners at the Center for Preventative Medicine of Thua Thien-Hue Province, led by Dr. Hoang Ha Tu, have just finished our water projects in rural preschools in Vietnam, just in time for school to start! Thanks to the generosity of MEDRIX donors, we were able to donate 31 water treatment systems in 2016 to preschools and health clinics that experience water insecurity: often there is not an available source of safe drinking water. Safe drinking water does not contain bacteria and microbes that carry diseases and illnesses that prevent children from regularly attending school.

Dr. Tu and his team spent a lot of time monitoring the systems and working with preschool staff to ensure that their students will be prepared for a healthy and happy school year! Please enjoy the photos that Dr. Tu’s team shared with MEDRIX, and thank you to all of our donors who have helped us make a difference in Vietnam!

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16 year old Tran Thi Hue has lived with a congenital heart defect all of her young life. Hue lives in rural Dien Chau District within Nghe An Province in Central Vietnam with her parents, who are farmers. Nghe An is rich in natural resources with large swaths of forests, coastline and minerals. But despite […] Read more

Developing a grassroots community program has so many rewarding and fun parts to it: seeing smiles on kid’s faces as they learn how to hand-wash with soap, sponsoring safe water systems to many villages in desperate need of a suitable water source for drinking, and laughter as health professionals practice CPR and life-saving measures on […] Read more

Three more lives have been saved, thanks to the generosity of MEDRIX donors! Congenital heart defects are some of the most common birth defects globally, but it can still be a struggle to receive the care needed in areas of Vietnam. Surgery continues to be expensive, even when families qualify for government assistance. Treks to […] Read more

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MEDRIX is so fortunate to have several volunteer educators in Vietnam right now, leading workshops for our partners at National Children’s Hospital in Hanoi! We couldn’t have done it without the amazing volunteers who led our spring trip and shared invaluable information with our colleagues. Margui Rutherford, MEDRIX Board Member: taught workshop on psychological stress […] Read more

The MEDRIX Team recently received this touching letter from a recent heart surgery recipient, Ma Thi Thuy Hang, an 18 year old medical student. We want to share her inspiring story with our donors and supporters to let them know the enormous impact they’ve had on Ms. Hang’s life.  Dear the Donors, My name is […] Read more

Thousands of children in Vietnam younger than five years of age suffer from heart disease. Children’s heart disease is the most common birth defect globally and 90% of the children born in developing countries have no access to the care they need. For those who never receive heart surgery in childhood, a lifetime of a weak heart […] Read more

‘Tis the season…the holidays are upon us, and what an amazing year 2016 has been! Thanks to your generosity and support, MEDRIX was able to sponsor 22 life-saving heart surgeries this year: TWENTY TWO!! This was an unexpected but very appreciated gift that simply wouldn’t be possible without you.  The MEDRIX team and all of […] Read more

We recently shared with you the great success we’ve had in bringing safe water systems and education to rural villages in Vietnam. We were able to fully fund 31 LifeStraw safe water systems for rural communities in Thua Thien-Hue Province in Central Vietnam. The systems will be installed in preschools, primary schools and health clinics […] Read more

Thanks to the support of MEDRIX donors and partners, another community health workshop has wrapped up and its participants are eager to share their new knowledge within their communities! Recently health workers from Phu Loc District participated in a workshop that demonstrated how to safely care for expecting mothers and their newborns, especially regarding immunization […] Read more