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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 on caregivers and parents of autistic children
  • Tamara Nau: collaborated with nursing leadership to develop policies and procedures for patient safety
  • Barbara Jabbusch: taught workshop on refining clinical nursing assessment
  • Dr. Ilene Schwartz, Ph.D., and Carol Davis, Ed.D.: taught autism education workshop and collaborated with colleagues in Psychiatric Department for improving diagnosis and interventions for autistic children

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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

MEDRIX and the Center for Preventative Medicine in TT Hue Province provide community health training workshops for teachers and parents. These workshops have been ongoing for several years, and strive to share basic community health standards and techniques such as drowning or choking hazards, epidemic prevention or safe water usage. The goal of these workshops […] Read more

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Last week we shared the story of Hung, who was approved for heart surgery sponsorship. He also got a new name: his given name represented conflict and hatred. MEDIX Executive Director LaRelle Catherman suggested a new name for him to go with his new lease on life: it was decided to call him Hung, which means […] Read more

Here is a report “from the field” by our Safe Water Director Robert Catherman, who is currently in Vietnam with the MEDRIX team and participated first-hand in heart patient interviews. Please read his account below, and thank you to our supporters for changing lives in Vietnam in ways that MEDRIX never even imagined. Today was […] Read more

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Why a World Water Day? World Water Day is an international observance and an opportunity to learn more about water related issues, be inspired to tell others and take action to make a difference. World Water Day dates back to the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development where an international observance for water was recommended. […] Read more