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Our Mission

Since 1996, Project Vietnam Foundation has provided medical assistance to Vietnam, initially as a Global program of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), then as an separate non-profit organization in order to expand and serve the needy families of Vietnam.

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Registration for the 2024 Medical Missions is now closed.

2024 Surgery Mission

Mission Dates: September 14 – 21, 2024

Location: Saigon (Hồ Chí Minh), South Vietnam


2024 Primary Care Medical Mission

Mission Dates: September 21 – 27, 2024

Location: Bến Tre, South Vietnam


Our Impact

300,000+ infant lives saved

We reduced infant mortality by 3% in the past 5 years by donating 6,000 CPR kits to rural facilities and training health workers.

43 rural provinces assisted

We provided medical training to 43 out of 58 Vietnamese provinces to improve rural healthcare and reduce child mortality.

Over 4,000 caregivers trained in pediatric first aid

PVNF trained caregivers, teachers, and nurses in pediatric first aid to improve safety in schools and daycares.

Long-Term Programs

Our long-term programs have assisted the development of crucial services: newborn health, emergency care, cardiac treatment, training for disaster management, and promoted important guidelines for children health care. Our Newborn Care Initiative is especially successful, in creating model projects and training programs to decrease infant mortality.

Our Program Initiatives

Medical Missions to Vietnam

We’ve been providing annual training, surgical, dental, and public health services in Vietnam since 1996.

Bright Futures Vietnam

We teach Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) intervention to parents in Vietnam and beyond.

COVID-19 Outreach

We’re keeping our communities in Orange County and beyond safe with free testing, PPE, and vaccines.

Mental Health First Aid

We provide first aid training to license clinicians and support to parents, caregivers, and teens.

Community Health Partnerships

We partner with various institutions, clinics, and non-profit groups to provide care and affect change.

“The solution to each problem that confronts us begins with an individual who steps forward and who says, ‘I can help.'”

– President George H.W. Bush, Founder of Points of Light

Who We Are

Project Vietnam has worked in needy provinces of Vietnam since 1996. Among past achievements of Project Vietnam has been a three-year effort to identify Vitamin K deficiency as a major cause of newborn death and campaign successfully for the adoption of a national policy for Vitamin K injection after birth.

Current ongoing programs consist of improvement of healthcare for newborn and pediatric emergency services, promoting sustainable Rural Health Standards, and the development of services for children with special healthcare needs. Project Vietnam has worked at 35 sites in Vietnam, trained a total of 43 provinces, and initiated interventions which have resulted in significant reduction in child mortality/morbidity and improved rural healthcare.

Project Vietnam collaborates with other NGOs and educational institutions and actively seeks partnerships to accomplish its goals for empowerment of the local healthcare professionals and health services for the most vulnerable populations.

26th Annual Fundraiser Gala 2024

Click here to view and download photos from the 26th Annual Fundraiser Gala 

Password: kevin2024

Sunday, April 14, 2024 | 5:00pm-10:00pm PST

Mon Amour Banquet

3150 W. Lincoln Ave, Anaheim, CA 92801

For more information, please call: Dr. Lynn Phuonglinh Tran, DDS (714-548-5345) or Dr. Phuong-Trang Cao, PharmD (714-206-8226).

The President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA)

Project Vietnam Foundation (PVNF) has just been named a Certifying Organization of The President’s Service Award (PVSA), allowing PVNF to honor its volunteers. Additionally, PVNF has been recognized to be a recipient of the President Volunteer Service Lifetime Achievement Award.

Congratulations to the 2023 Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients!

Project Vietnam Foundation
Dr. Quynh Kieu, MD
Dr. Chan Kieu, MD
Dr. Nhat Le, MD
Dr. Luan Nguyen, MD
Dr. Alex Kim, MD
Dr. Kathleen Waldorf, MD
Mr. Dung Vu

You can save a child’s life today

Support Project Vietnam Foundation in achieving safer, healthier lives for children in need

As a supporter, you can help Project Vietnam Foundation provide access to safe surgery and exceptional medical care to children throughout Vietnam and fund community programs for children in the United States.

Project Vietnam Foundation

15975 Harbor Blvd

Fountain Valley CA  92708-1303