About Us

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.

From the Northern highlands to the flooded plains of the Mekong Delta, Project Vietnam has organized mission trips to underserved areas of Vietnam continuously. We have focused on serving ethnic minorities and poor families in some of the country’s most remote rural locations. We bring health care to the needy through surgical corrections for children with birth deformities and eye defects, medical exams and treatment to villages and schools, and training to health personnel at all level of the medical system, from villages to hospitals and academic centers.

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.

Through the annual medical missions, our medical teams have improved the health of tens of thousands of children and their families, and our training programs benefit millions of children.

Our Vision

Improve healthcare for newborns and pediatric emergency services

Promote sustainable Rural Health Standards

Develop services for children with special healthcare needs

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.

Recently we accomplished…

Leading a 3-year effort to identify Vitamin K deficiency as a major cause of newborn death

Campaigning successfully for the adoption of a national policy for Vitamin K injection after birth

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.

“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

Community Health Partnerships

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

Our Partners

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

Thank You To Our Supporters

We could not have achieved such success without the contribution of our donors and friends, the collaboration of our partner organizations, and the heartfelt involvement of our volunteers. We are looking forward to continuing the work and to share with you our new directions towards building sustainability!

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