– Some 50 health workers from central Thua Thien-Hue province have improved their skills in neonatal care through a three-month training course, which ended on June 10.

The course, co-organised by Belgium ’s Handicap International and the Hue Central Hospital , provided district doctors and midwives with basic knowledge and skills about overall examination and recuperation for newborns, as well as skills to deal with cases of common and severe diseases.

Handicap International is an international non-governmental organisation with a mandate to prevent and limit the impact of disabilities, by offering assistance to people with disabilities and those at risk of disability, and supporting them in their efforts towards independence and social integration.

It has existed for 25 years and is present in 60 countries, intervening in multiple emergency situations.

In Vietnam , the organisation implemented the project “Welcome to life” in the central province of Khanh Hoa in the 2006-2013 period, with the aim to prevent death and disabilities before and at birth, detect and care for newborns with disabilities, and integrate children with disabilities into community life.

It also coordinated with Ho Chi Minh City-based Tu Du Hospital to train 53 health workers in health communication.-VNA