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MEDRIX is very excited to announce that our sponsored workshop “Assessment Strategies and Early Intervention for Children with ASD” has just wrapped up with great success! Dr. Thanh Ngoc Minh at National Children’s Hospital in Hanoi supervised 2 pilot workshops immediately after the MEDRIX team finished our site visit and medical education projects in April 2017. Dr. Minh’s workshop implemented MEDRIX material right away, ensuring that the momentum built up for autism education was not lost.

20 participants total were trained and will return to their local communities to immediately begin working with their littlest patients who are exhibiting signs of autism. Participants ranged from doctors, Bachelor’s-level nurses, preschool teachers and even a MEDRIX staff member! Our project manager Ms. Ha has worked closely with Dr. Minh to develop the workshop and help with translation, and completed it alongside her colleagues. The course curricula was intensive and detailed how to use multiple diagnostic tools, intervention techniques, how to counsel parents and clinical experience.

Comments from the course participants are listed below:

Best part of Course:

  • Facilitators are enthusiastic, friendly and experience in screening, diagnose and intervention the children with autism.

  • Objective of the course is clear, Training was focus on participants, each lecture was applied to practice both in role play and on patients.

  • The course has provided very useful the foundation knowledge on diagnose and intervention the children with ASD. Participants receive great support from psychiatric Department and MEDRIX.


Thank you Dr. Minh and all of our partners at National Children’s Hospital who helped make this workshop possible! It will truly change the lives of so many children with autism, and give them hope for a better future. Take a look at some of the many great photos from the course.

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We are pleased to report that thanks to the generosity of MEDRIX donors, our partners in Thua Thien-Hue Province in Central Vietnam have started their 2017 round of community health training! The first stage of our project with Center for Preventative Medicine has been completed, with training for health professionals completed in A Luoi District. […] Read more

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

Summer is almost gone and it’s time for kids to head back to school! MEDRIX has committed to installing 31 LifeStraw safe water systems in preschools and clinics in rural Vietnam this year, and thanks to your generosity, the installation will begin NEXT WEEK! But we don’t stop at installing necessary equipment like drinking and […] Read more

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In October 2015, MEDRIX Executive Director LaRelle Catherman led a nursing leadership course at National Pediatric Hospital in Vietnam, designed to empower and encourage head nurses of critical departments. Upon course completion, our partners asked MEDRIX project manager Ms. Ha to teach a conversational English course to the same group of nurses who felt that […] Read more


When MEDRIX met 16 year old Duc in October 2015, he was an extremely ill boy: it was difficult for him to speak and he was visibly weak and very thin. His mother was very worried about his prognosis of congenital heart defect because he had an aunt with heart issues also, and another aunt […] Read more


MEDRIX was honored to attend a celebration at National Pediatric Hospital in Vietnam for World Autism Awareness Day! The dedicated staff members decided to throw a party for their little patients and their families during a regular work day. Both the staff members and the kids work hard every day at integrating new treatment methods […] Read more

UPDATE 2/25/2015: Check out some new pictures near the bottom of the gallery! TET, or Lunar New Year in Vietnam, is just ending and all of the nursing students are ready to get back into the swing of nursing after a fun time off! MEDRIX is in Vietnam right now with the 2015 Northwest University […] Read more

Take a look at a few of the many great moments from the MEDRIX Benefit Luncheon, held on November 1st 2014. Thank you to our wonderful volunteer photographer, Molly Pechacek! Read more

The holidays are almost upon us, challenging us to ask ourselves, What am I thankful for? This inevitably leads us to think about all of the people who do not have all that we do, and what their lives are like without the basic necessities. This year, MEDRIX is thankful for you! Your generous donation helped […] Read more