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Annual Report 2012
GROWTH THROUGH
COLLABORATION
“If you want to run fast, run
alone. If you want to run far,
run with others.”
African proverb
Contents
Introduction:
Letter from the Executive Director3
Milestones4
Vision, Mission and Strategy5
Program updates:
Heartbeat Vietnam10
Scar of Life 3 and The Journey12
Case Studies: Tra My and Ngoc Hoa
14
FedEx Corporate Collaboration18
Critical Response19
Survive to Thrive and Tele-Education21
A Brighter Path24
International Management Initiative of Vietnam (IMIV)
26
Financial and organizational update:
Financial Statement28
Charts29
Thank you to VinaCapital30
Letter from the Chairman31
List of Donors32
Board of Directors39
Staff and Volunteers41
Dear Friends and Supporters,
This past year was full of interesting challenges and changes. The VCF team is very flexible and strong,
and we weathered the difficulties well. I am so proud of the team we have built – all passionate and
committed, bright young people whom I am privileged to have the happy task of mentoring.
However, VCF is not successful only because of our team. Equally important are the partners with whom
we collaborate on raising funds and implementing programs. The quality of our associates enables VCF
to accomplish more, and generate results of superior quality. These alliances also provide wonderful
opportunities for the VCF program staff, who learn much from interaction with leading experts from
many walks of life.
All of our programs are more comprehensive because of our partners. All of our program designs are
thoughtful and innovative because the input of our brilliant associates. This Annual Report will highlight
our belief that collaboration is the key to success and innovation. I hope you will enjoy meeting some of
our heroes!
What makes us different?
• VCF now operates in every
province in Vietnam.
• Every dollar donated to VCF
is spent on implementing
programs and saving lives.
As always, an important part of this report is recognition of our funding partners and donors. During
these tough financial times, we are even more grateful for their support. Donations of any size are
cherished and we strive to keep our donors informed and infect them with our passionate approach to
saving and improving the lives of poor children in Vietnam.
Many thanks to all of you for your support, your enthusiasm for our work, and your trust in VCF.
Warm regards,
• VCF now saves on average
one child every hour of
every day.
Robin King Austin
CEO and Executive Director
Milestones
2012 Highlights
Our story so far
The Heartbeat Vietnam team saved its 3,000th child.
With partner ExxonMobil and other donations, VCF delivered 99
crash carts that are saving an average of two children per week.
436 doctors have now been certified in Pediatric Advanced Life
Support.
VCF programs reach children in
all 63 provinces in Vietnam
3,092 children have been
saved with a heart surgery
3,506 pieces of medical
VCF neonatal care efforts expanded through collaboration with
the Harvard Medical School Newborn Care team and a World Bank/
AusAid grant.
equipment worth over $830,000
have been donated
VCF provided equipment to the NICU in Danang with the help of
an Australian government grant.
5,774 medical professionals
47 ethnic minority girls in our Brighter Path program enjoyed the
Dream meeting in Hanoi, with the gift of computers and training
for use at college.
Every Brighter Path girl was accepted into a college or university
and has now finished first semester!
IMIV became self-sustaining due to the support of 15 founding
sponsors.
Guidestar, a charity rating non-profit, awarded VCF their seal
and rating as a 5-star charity because of our complete
transparency.
have been trained
23,051 children received
free health care through outreach clinics
17,640 children saved
through the use of crash carts
VCF’s 3,000th heart child, Do Trong Hieu.
Our Vision:
A world where underprivileged Vietnamese children receive full access to quality health care and education opportunities
Our Mission:
To save lives, one child at a time, by providing access to health care
To build capacity in the medical system for durable increased quality and better outcomes for children
To support exemplary young people with long-term scholarships and mentoring
How do we do this?
The treatment of chronic diseases
affecting children has not
progressed greatly in Vietnam
over the years due to lack of
funding and focus withing the
Vietnamese health care system.
By working with the local
Vietnamese medical community
to improve diagnosis and
treatment of these chronic
diseases, we can save thousands
of children’s lives and improve
the pediatric health care system
nationwide.
We believe in partnership.
All our programs have been
developed to meet specific
needs of the medical system and
community, and we implement
them in partnership with the local
leadership.
We act with speed. Because
of the critical condition of the
children’s health, time is really of
the essence. We pride ourselves
to be able to respond to identified
needs within days or hours as
needed.
100% of donations go directly
to program work.
The VinaCapital Group generously
funds all of our overhead
costs, ensuring that 100% of
all donations goes straight to
support our programs.
We have a strong track record of
effective programs.
Since 2006, we have saved
3,092 children with heart
surgeries, trained 5,774 medical
professionals, donated 3,506
pieces of medical equipment
worth $836,000, and provided
free health care to more than
23,051 children through our
outreach clinics.
“Alone we can do so
little; together we can
do so much.”
Helen Keller
Where are we going?
The VinaCapital Foundation began
in 2006 working only in pediatric
cardiac care.
Over the years, our experience and
research has led us to a firm belief
that there are three groups of
pediatric patients who are severely
underserved in Vietnam’s rural
areas:
• Children with chronic disease;
• Children with disabilities; and
• Children with special needs
In the future our programs will
reflect this research and address
the needs of these three patient
populations.
VCF promotes a multi-disciplinary
approach to medical care for children.
Collaboration with partners in
Vietnam and around the world
allows us to greatly increase
our impact.
“Coming together is a
beginning. Keeping
together is progress.
Working together is
success.”
Henry Ford
Goals for 2013 and beyond
• Increase the number of children saved through
heart surgeries each year
• Diagnose children early in their illness and treat
them within one year through the outreach
clinics so that they don’t loose out on their
childhood
• Increase awareness in the provinces of Vietnam
about Heartbeat Vietnam and how to contact
us so that more lives can be saved
• Lobby the heart centers throughout Vietnam
to increase the number of surgeries they do
each year
Heartbeat Vietnam
The Issue:
Poor children with heart disease are some of the most
disadvantaged children in Vietnam, and indeed all over
the world. Without surgery these children’s lives are
filled with medicines, constant doctor visits, hospital
stays and countless days in bed. They miss all of the fun
of being a child and spend all of their energy trying to
make it to the next day.
In developed countries, heart-saving surgery would
be performed before the child was a year old. In
Vietnam, however, congenital heart disease often goes
undetected for years, destroying the other organs
because of the lack of blood and oxygen. The longer the
child waits for surgery the more damage and with that,
a decreased ability to live a productive life.
Every year, eight children per 1,000 live births are born
with congenital heart disease in Vietnam. About half of
them – an estimated 7,000 children per year – require
interventions or open-heart surgery to be cured. The
total annual capacity of Vietnam’s medical system for
pediatric heart surgery is approximately 6,000 cases.
Inadequate surgical capacity combined with poor
parents’ inability to pay puts specialized pediatric health
care beyond the grasp for many Vietnamese children.
The backlog of children who need surgery but can’t
afford it is growing every day. Many of these children
are never diagnosed, and many will die waiting for help.
The Solution:
Heartbeat Vietnam is a VCF program that funds
lifesaving heart operations for the most disadvantaged
children whose families cannot afford it. The cost
of a heart surgery in Vietnam ranges from $600 to
$4,500 and averages $3,100. With matching funds
from provincial government organizations, insurance,
discounts from hospitals and other assistance,
Heartbeat Vietnam requires only $1,000 from a donor
to provide life saving heart surgery for a child. To
ensure early intervention and a lasting recovery for our
beneficiary children, Heartbeat Vietnam also includes
other components:
• Mobile Medical Outreach Clinics, which rotate
between provinces throughout Vietnam and are
staffed by volunteer doctors and nurses who
examine, diagnose and treat children with heart
disease, and perform post-operative checkups.
• Family Grants, which support nutrition, travel, and
medical costs for the poorest of the poor children
and their families during their hospital stay.
• Continuing Care, which is a grant to assist destitute
families with at-risk children regain their financial
footing and ensure that their child receives proper
medical care, nutrition, and education after the
surgery.
What have we achieved in 2012:
VCF saved 428 heart kids in 2012 and passed the 3,000 case milestone, reaching 3,092 lives saved. The year saw
us partner with FedEx to see 8,814 children in outreach clinics, adding 777 to our list of children who need heart
surgery.
VCF increased capacity for good pediatric cardiac care by bringing a pediatric cardiac intensive care specialist from
US for training at four CCU units. We arranged for two surgeons to visit Boston Children’s to observe infant surgery,
and we did the first airlift of a heart child to Hanoi, and advanced the idea that all children deserve a chance. We
also donated two headlamps to advanced surgeons to improve their ability to do surgery on infants.
VCF continued its retrospective study of all heart cases, started a post-op follow-up calling program, and created
the Vietnam Heart Registry for all heart centers and NGOs to use together to track and study children with CHD
and to build a national waiting list.
As the remainder of this report will show, VCF and its collaborators are making excellent strides toward improving
pediatric care in Vietnam.
Scar of Life 3
and ‘The Journey’
2012 saw the third successful year of cooperation between Heartbeat Vietnam and
the Vietnam Artist Agency’s ‘Scar of Life’ program. This year’s efforts centered around
the short film ‘The Journey’, starring VAA founder Ngo Thanh Van. The 30-minute
film tells the story of a poor woman struggling to find someone who would help her
daughter. We told the story of Cao Hung Vy’s journey and Mom’s determination in our
Annual Report of 2011. When Van heard the story, she talked to her friend director
Cuong Ngo and worked with his team to create the screenplay for “The Journey.”
Beginning three years ago, VAA founder Ngo Thanh Van has led a series of innovative celebrity events to raise awareness and funds for Heartbeat Vietnam’s mission.
In 2010, a photo-book, auction and exhibition called ‘My Better Truth’ raised over US
$170,000 and saved more than 300 children. The next year, the ‘Scar of Life’ photobook and auction raised over US $100,000 and saved more than 100 children.
The 2012 program, Scar of Life 3, saw a major celebrity event featuring the ‘Heart
of Glass’ fashion show and the debut of ‘The Journey’, at the event. In all, over US
$100,000 was raised. Later the movie was was screened for public viewing by all the
theaters in Vietnam for one week with the ticket price of 20,000 VND. The funds were
part of a campaign called “Give 20,000 to save 20,000” alluding to the 20,000 children
waiting for help with their heart problem before they die. Leading celebrities such as
models Mai Phuong Thuy and Tang Thanh Ha, and singer Dam Vinh Hung, joined Ngo
Thanh Van onstage to perform and model the fashions of famous Vietnamese designer Do Manh Cuong. All of the elegant clothes were white, and some pieces were
auctioned to the audience.
Following the celebrity event, Ngo Thanh Van and co-star Lan Ngoc appeared at
MegaStar Parkson Hung Vuong and MegaStar CT plaza on 1-2 June 2012 to welcome
fans to the first theater screenings of ‘The Journey’.
The VinaCapital Foundation is thrilled to receive the support of Vietnam Artist Agency
founder Ngo Thanh Van and her team, and we look forward to continued collaboration on Scar of Life programs in 2013 and beyond!
‘The Journey’
The Journey is a 30-minute short based on the true story of a child from Heartbeat Vietnam, named Cao Hung Vy.
The movie illustrates very beautifully the difficulties facing a poor family trying to find a way to save their child.
It is a universal struggle, as access to quality health care is one of the biggest issues facing families around the
world. Vietnam is not alone. The story centers around the difficulties getting to help, rather than trying to pay for
the surgery, which is impossible for poor families. The film ends as Vy and his mother finally find their way to the
Heartbeat Vietnam office.
Case Studies
Lu Tra My
A Mother’s Heroic Determination and the Power of Collaboration
This year saw a particularly difficult heart case
that exemplifies the importance of collaboration
in achieving the Heartbeat Vietnam mission.
Sometimes, unfortunately, even our best efforts to
work together to save a life do not succeed.
Tra My was born in April 2012 in the southwestern
province of Binh Phuoc. From the beginning of
her life it was clear she was very ill. She was born
with severe congenital heart defects, including
an enlarged heart, a large VSD and only one
functioning ventricle. Due to her heart conditions,
My suffered from valve regurgitation and pulmonary
hypertension.
Hers was regarded as one of the worst congenital
heart cases ever treated in Vietnam. And like many
children in Vietnam with very severe defects, My’s
case was rejected by many hospitals as too difficult
to treat. Doctors said there was no hope.
One person who refused to give up hope was
My’s mother, Hanh. In the face of insurmountable
odds, Hanh showed formidable courage,
determination and resourcefulness. In a desperate
race against time to save her daughter, Hanh
called out to many organizations. She contacted
close to 50 groups in all, both within and outside
of Vietnam. Many of these groups sent her to
Heartbeat Vietnam.
At the time, My was in the ICU at Children’s
Hospital I in Ho Chi Minh City, however they could
not schedule the surgery, which would have a
long recovery because of a lack of ICU beds. The
Heartbeat Vietnam team presented her case
to every advanced team in HCM City and they
all turned down the case. Meanwhile another
organization, the Virtual Medical Miracle Network
sought the help of the heart team at National
Hospital of Pediatrics in Hanoi. They agreed to
give My a chance.
“Now we were faced with moving a child who
was very ill,” said Robin Austin. “I called Rafi Kot,
Head of Family Medical Clinic for advice. He
immediately agreed to take care of the transfer
at no charge. Dr Kot called the CEO of Vietnam
Airlines and asked him to help and to donate the
airlift. Dr. Kot’s team began preparations to assure
her oxygen mix would be correct and would
sustain her during the two-hour flight. The first
airlift of a child from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi
was accomplished without a problem and My
arrived at NHP in good condition. “
Organizations that played an important role in
helping My at this stage included: Heartbeat
Vietnam, the North Carolina-based Children of
Vietnam, the Minnesota-based Humanitarian
Services For Children Of Vietnam, Facing the
World from London, Koto and the Children First
Foundation from Melbourne, India’s Chennai
Frontier Lifeline Foundation, and US cardiologists/
interventionists Dr Casey Culbertson and Dr JohnCharles Loo.
and in great panic, Hanh picked up her baby
girl and rushed back to the National Hospital of
Pediatrics. Despite the best efforts to save her,
My’s heart finally gave out. Her death came nearly
a month after the NHP had first treated her case.
Sadly, the initial success could not be maintained.
My’s case was so severe that she required
three surgeries. The first was a very risky and
My responded well. She underwent a new and
complex heart surgery known as the Norwood
procedure. This requires a high level of surgical
expertise and had never been performed before
in Vietnam. In addition to the ICU team at NHP,
Dr Casey Culbertson, an ICU specialist, was also
actively involved in the difficult post-operative
period. Dr Culbertson was on call for weeks
working with the team on the phone and email to
help them with the difficult challenges.
My’s story is inspiring and extraordinary. The
efforts of experts and donors from Vietnam and
around the world, and particularly her heroic
mother, almost led to My’s survival. She was able
to live longer and briefly enjoy a higher quality of
life. Lu Tra My’s journey exemplifies the power of
hope, courage, determination and collaboration.
During a difficult period the consortium
supported and HBVN arranged for Dr Casey to
come to Hanoi to help the ICU doctors fight the
lung infection she had for months. My began to
improve and slowly lost the need for ventilator
and oxygen support.
In September, My was temporarily discharged
to a room adjacent to the hospital under her
mother’s care to wait until her next surgery was
scheduled. During this time, My reached a weight
of five kilograms. Her positive response to the
surgery surprised those involved in her case, not
in the least, Hanh, who’s hopes for her daughter’s
survival were raised.
About a month later however, My’s condition
suddenly took a turn for the worse. On 14
October, the little girl could not breathe. Shocked
Phan Thi Ngoc Hoa
Phan Thi Ngoc Hoa is a 10th grader from
Khanh Hoa province, who’s heart surgery in
2012 was possible due to funding from Val
Monk’s “1,000miles 2work” initiative.
Ngoc Hoa is the middle child in a family of
three children. Since her father’s unexpected
death years ago, Ngoc Hoa’s mother has
struggled to raise her family singlehandedly.
Her income as a hired labourer at the farm
was barely enough to bring food to the table.
Ngoc Ha studied hard in school and tried to
help out at home as much as she could to
ease her mother’s burden. She was a good
student and was well-liked by her peers and
teachers. At the same time, Ngoc Ha also
struggled with her own health problems.
Since she was a child, Ngoc Hoa has always
been weak and sickly. In recent years though,
her health seemed to have worsened. Even
though Ngoc Ha’s mother had always known
that her middle child was sickly, she did not
know its cause. The deterioration of Ngoc
Ha’s health however worried her immensely,
and she did not have the
means to pay for her daughter’s
treatment.
Three years ago, when Ngoc Hoa
was in the 7th grade, the school
conducted a health screening for
its students. She found out that
she was suffering from ventricular
septal defect, a congenital
heart disease. Following a reexamination at a local hospital,
which confirmed the initial
diagnosis, she was transferred
to University Medical Clinic in Ho Chi Minh
City for further examination. The doctors
informed Ngoc Hoa’s family that her heart
condition was critical and that she needed to
undergo surgery immediately.
Ngoc Ha’s mother was devastated. She
desperately wanted to her daughter to be
saved, but she also did not have the financial
means to pay the cost of the surgery. She
Val Monk and 1,000Miles 2Work
applied to the Khanh Hoa
Fund for Children to help
with the cost of surgery. The
Fund subsequently referred
Ngoc Hoa’s case to Heartbeat
Vietnam. Together with funding
made possible by Val Monk’s
“1,000miles 2work” initiative, the
Ho Chi Minh City Sponsoring
Association for Poor Patients,
and Khanh Hoa province’s Fund
For Children, Heartbeat Vietnam
was able to raise enough money
to cover the cost of surgery and
medication for Ngoc Hoa.
On 27 November 2012, Ngoc Hoa underwent
open heart surgery at the Ho Chi Minh City
University Medical Heart Center. Since the
surgery, Ngoc Hoa’s health has improved
dramatically and she has returned to school.
Ngoc Hoa is happy and grateful that she was
able to have a second chance at life and be
with her family and friends again.
Val Monk had three open-heart surgeries as a child. But that didn’t stop her from running around on the coast of Gibraltar and playing with all the other kids that lived near her. Nor did it stop her from going to school. When she became an
adult, she had yet another open-heart surgery. Despite this she has run two half-marathons, climbed Mt. Kota Kinabalu,
and backpacked all over Southeast Asia and Australia. Now she is cycling 1,000 miles to raise money for children with
congenital heart disease “because she can.” Val’s dedication to help others is providing support to children who would
otherwise miss out on a normal childhood due to their heart conditions. Val found Heartbeat Vietnam via internet and
social media research, and she reached out and volunteered to use her 1,000 mile ride to help children in India and Vietnam. So far, her bicycle journey has raised funds to save the lives of 7 poor children in Vietnam and a similar number in
India. She is an inspiration to all of us! Keep riding Val and thanks so much!
FedEx Delivers Heartbeats
Cardiac Outreach Clinics
The Issue:
Cardiovascular disease is a leading health care
concern in Vietnam, particularly in rural areas
where access to medical facilities is limited.
Children with heart disease are particularly
vulnerable because of their age and medical
condition. One of the goals at VCF is to improve
health outcomes of disadvantaged children
in remote areas. By reaching children with
congenital heart defects at the earliest age
possible, we can often treat the condition with
closed-heart surgery.
The Solution:
The FedEx Delivers Heartbeats mobile medical
outreach clinics is a key component of our
strategy to increase access to health care for
poor Vietnamese children. VCF created the
Medical Outreach Clinics program and it was
expanded in 2010 with FedEx support to involve
rural and remote communities. Our outreach
clinics allow hundreds of poor children to be
examined and diagnosed by the country’s top
cardiologists and surgeons without having to
leave their home province. The clinics increase
early detection of heart conditions in children
and train provincial doctors in the diagnosis
and treatment of these children. Each outreach
clinic provides free care for 100-300 children per
outreach. At the clinics, we provide diagnostic
testing, treatment, and placement on the cardiac
surgery waiting list if required, as well as postoperative checkups.
What we have achieved so far:
Through our long-term partnership with FedEx
to fund the outreach clinics, we have been able
to go deeper into the rural areas by operating
at both provincial and district hospital levels.
Since 2007, VCF has hosted 103 clinics in 32
provinces and 27 districts. We have provided
free health care to 22,235 poor Vietnamese
children including diagnosis, ultrasounds and
post operative checkups. Since 2007, we have
found over 5000 children who need surgery
and most of them had never been diagnosed.
Without intervention, most of these children will
die before they are 18 years old.
In 2012, 30 FedEx Delivers Heartbeats clinics
were set up in 19 provinces and 16 districts
across Vietnam. As a result of our outreach clinic
program:
• 8,814 children have received free health care
• Out of that number 1,123 children were
found to have a congenital heart defects;
• 777 required an operation;
• 3,315 children received a free ultrasound scan
The children needing corrective heart
operations have been placed on the Heartbeat
Vietnam surgery waiting list, which has an
average time of just six-to-eight weeks between
diagnosis and surgery. Without the outreach
clinics, these children might never have received
treatment.
Partnerships
The medical outreach program has involved
many collaborators, including cardiac teams
from hospitals across Vietnam:
Ho Chi Minh City:
• Trieu An Hospital;
• Tam Duc Hospital;
• University Medical Center;
• Children Hospital 2.
Hanoi:
• Cardiovascular Center, E Hospital.
Danang:
• Da Nang General Hospital;
• Hoan My Hospital.
Goals for 2013 and beyond
• Continue to expand the program in 2013,
sending more doctors to provinces in Vietnam in order to reach even more underserved children with heart defects.
• Use the outreach clinics as an opportunity
to follow our heart kids and understand
the depth of the impact as well as help
them with future problems.
• Use the outreach clinics as an opportunity
to complete our retrospective study of
heart cases since 2006. If additional help is
needed, we will provide it.
• Add pediatricians and specialists to the
Outreach team to treat chronic diseases
other than heart diseases.
CRITICAL RESPONSE:
Training and Equipment for Emergency Pediatric Life Support
The Issue:
One of the critical components of effective emergency medical
response in developed countries is the deployment of several
key pieces of equipment and critical supplies as close to the
source of a traumatic medical event as possible. International
standards require hospitals to have the same mobile
equipment and materials in their emergency room. Where time
is of essence, life saving equipment and supplies are critical for
the best medical results.
For a child in respiratory failure, shock, or cardiac arrest, each
minute without resuscitation and oxygen reduces the chances
of survival by 10%. In such an emergency situation, there is
only one piece of equipment that has all the tools a doctor
needs in order to respond quickly and save a child’s life: the
pediatric crash cart or emergency trolley. Yet all across Vietnam,
emergency rooms lack this vital piece of equipment. When a
child cannot breathe or has lost proper heart rhythms, there
is no substitute. Vietnam, despite great progress in a number
of health related areas, lacks many important critical care
elements including availability of crash carts in emergency
rooms and ICUs, and proper supplies and training to administer
the treatments in case of an emergency.
The Solution:
In 2009, VCF collaborated with a group of four pediatricians in
the US to create Critical Response. These doctors were certified
trainers for Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) in the USA.
The four doctors came to Vietnam and ran the first PALS classes
in Vietnam and taught an instructor course for doctors chosen
as leaders and teachers of this important program. Thirty nine
trainers were certified in PALS. The course is extensive and
includes lecture, four hands-on skill stations where the doctors
have to qualify and a post test for certification.
Critical Response has four components:
• Doctors become certified in PALS in regional courses and
qualify their hospital for a crash cart
• Crash carts are donated, fully stocked to the ER and ICU of
each hospital who has send doctors to train.
• Delivery of the carts includes a training session on how to
use the cart to save a child quickly, how to maintain and
restock the cart and training nurses how to assist in the use
of the cart.
• Trainers visit the hospitals regionally for retraining and
monitoring the use of the cart.
What we’ve achieved so far:
In 2012, we organised three PALS provider courses in which
81 doctors from 34 hospitals in Da Nang, Quang Nam and
Quang Ngai participated. Thirty-four crash carts and medical
equipment were given to 31 provincial and district hospitals in
Da Nang, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai and Ninh Thuan.
Since 2009, we have provided PALS training to 436 doctors
from 124 hospitals in 30 cities/provinces. Between 2009-2012,
99 fully stocked crash carts were delivered to 71 hospitals in 16
cities/provinces with training onsite for use and maintenance
of the cart. We accomplished this with the generous support
and partnership with ExxonMobil, the Dorothea Haus Ross
Foundation, and other donors. This program is a Clinton Global
Initiative and is expected to positively impact the lives of as
many as 1,500,000 children in the coming years.
Goals for 2013 and beyond
• Continue the training of doctors across Vietnam
using the 39 certified Vietnamese instructors
we’ve trained. In 2013 we intend to teach two
courses at NDI, one in Da Nang, one in HCM City
and two in the Mekong region. One course for
cancer doctors is being supported by Kids With
Cancer Foundation in Ho Chi Minh City.
• Begin training nurses in PALS and BLS (Basic Life
Support). Pilot courses for nurses will be taught
at Children’s Hospital Number 1 with support
from Children’s Heartlink and Danang Women
and Children’s Hospital in Da Nang.
• Find two additional corporate sponsors for
blanketing the provinces where they work, and
place an additional 100 carts.
Our Partners
Dorothea Haus Ross Foundation, ExxonMobil, the
Vietnam Pediatrics Association, the University
Medical School in Ho Chi Minh City.
PALS hands-on training stations.
Survive to Thrive II:
Saving babies from their
first breath
• Tele-Education in Neonatal Care
• Blended Learning Program with
‘train-the-trainer’ sessions
The Danang Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
(NICU) reports lowered infant mortality as a
result of VCF support:
• In 2011, Danang NICO received 2,698
admissions, with a mortality rate of 8.5%.
• In 2012, admissions increased to 2,909
while the mortality rate declined to 6.2%.
The Issue:
Vietnam continues to need significant
support in lowering child mortality,
particularly neonatal mortality. The past
two decades have seen improvement in
healthcare generally, and medical facilities
are just now getting the basic equipment
needed to treat children in need.
However, health professionals often lack
the skills to deal with the type delicate
problems affecting newborns. Many
newborns still die of pathologies and
conditions that in other countries would
be treated easily, such as respiratory
distress, prematurity and hypothermia.
The highest rates of neonatal mortality
are in rural, remote and ethnic minority
communities. Extending pediatric care
to these communities requires advanced
knowledge and continuous training. The
cost of getting this advanced training is
a barrier for doctors in Vietnam, along
with the need to travel oversees to
access training. A new law passed in 2011
requires doctors to have Continuing
Medical Education (CME) credits every
year. VCF continues to help doctors
receive important post graduate training
through our telemedicine program.
The solution:
VCF’s approach to Phase II of Survive to
Thrive’s improvements in neonatal care
in Vietnam includes a blended learning
approach combining Tele-education and
an onsite train-the-trainer approach.
Tele-education provides a cost-effective
approach when used as part of a targeted
training-of-trainers (ToT) model for
three compelling reasons. First, teleeducation itself provides live instruction
from sources that would normally
would not be available and also creates
access to sources of knowledge of the
highest quality. A VCF study to evaluate
the effectiveness of its tele-education
workshops showed that 96% of doctor
participants believe tele-education
is a valuable learning tool to increase
knowledge and skills, and 76% agreed
that tele-education is the best model
available to provide education and
training on topics currently not available
in Vietnam.
Second, the tele-education model
brings worldwide expertise to focus on
live trainings with neonatal doctors in
Vietnam. Dr Steven Ringer, a worldwide
expert in neonatology and Chief of
Newborn Medicine at Brigham and
Women’s Hospital and Professor of
Neonatology at Harvard Medical School,
is moderating the telemedicine program
and will bring his team to Vietnam in
2013.
Finally, there will be an investment
opportunity for the provincial hospitals
to send their doctors to access the newly
trained ‘trainers’ who will be located
regionally in Vietnam. This creates better
access to and dispersal of the knowledge
and skills training into appropriate,
standardized techniques for the
Vietnamese doctors.
For this VCF tele-education series of
7 neonatal sessions, the Vietnamese
Pediatric Association (VPA) has
committed to develop a nationwide
certification process for the workshops
provided by the newly trained doctors.
Ultimately, this provides not only
consistent standardization, but also
a practical incentive for rural doctors
to be trained and improve healthcare
throughout Vietnam.
What we’ve achieved so far:
The World Bank and AusAid supported
Vietnam Blended Learning Program
(VBLP) will continue to build on the
strong successes already recorded in
VCF’s tele-education programs. The
Neonatal Telemedicine Symposium
Series in June 2012 was viewed live via
interactive teleconference by doctors
from neonatal programs throughout
Vietnam and worldwide via webcast.
The first session was attended by 175
doctors at five sites in Vietnam and one
in the Philippines, and by 100 doctors via
webcast.
In 2011 we completed a retrofit to
international standards for the new
NICU at Danang Women and Children’s
Hospital. In 2012, we continued to
work on training and gave equipment
generously donated by Australian
Consulate to help save babies from
their first breath. The DaNang NICU has
become a regional center accepting tiny
babies from 5 surrounding provinces.
Goals for 2013 and beyond:
• Increase the capacity and skills of
Vietnamese neonatal medical staff
and their institutions to significantly
address neonatal healthcare issues via
tele-education lectures.
• Train and certify about 30 ‘trainthe-trainer’ doctors in neonatal care
procedures.
• Reduce the lag time between correct
diagnosis and treatment of neonates,
and reduce the neonatal mortality
rate at the Da Nang, Hanoi, Ho Chi
Minh City, and Hue hospitals and
surrounding provinces.
• Ensure evidence-based results
that are measured, evaluated
and ultimately shared among
stakeholders and policymakers.
A tele-medicine session in Can Tho with Dr Ringer
presenting via webcast.
Partnerships:
VCF has collaborated with many
partners on tele-education in
Vietnam. We are thrilled to have Dr
Steven Ringer of the Harvard Medical
School participate in the World Bank
program, which will be implemented
with the support of the Vietnam
Development Information Center
(VDIC).
The Vietnam Pediatrics Association
(VPA) and hospital partners will help
identify capacity needs within the
health system related to neonatal
capacity, and gather data of the top
causes of neonatal mortality.
A Brighter Path:
Scholarships for Ethnic
Minority Girls
The Issue:
The majority ethnic group in Vietnam is the Kinh,
who comprise over 85% of the population. The
remaining population is made up of 53 officiallyrecognized ethnic minority groups. According to
the General Statistics Office of Vietnam, although
ethnic minorities make up a little more than 14%
of the population, they represent about 44%
of the total number of poor. Ethnic minorities
in Vietnam, especially girls, often lack the
opportunities to further their education. Factors
such as the need for girls to work to support
their families, to help with the household chores,
and early marriage impede their opportunities
for education. The economic situation of these
ethnic minorities is compounded by difficult
living conditions and cultural and social
traditions. Many families choose to support
their children’s schooling only until they are
considered literate, and then pull them out of
school in order to work in the fields. Very few girls
in these communities have the opportunity and
support needed to continue their education.
Gala dinner at the annual Dream meeting included talks by Madame Truong My Hoa,
former VP of Vietnam, and Pratiba Mehta, PhD, Chief of the UN in Vietnam.
Program participants react as they learn they have been given a computer!
The Solution:
To provide hope for a brighter future and a break
from the poverty cycle for ethnic minority girls in
Vietnam, VCF created A Brighter Path, a program
that originally provided 50 impoverished but
academically talented ethnic minority girls with
scholarships to attend high school and university.
Each student receives a seven-year scholarship
(three years of high school and four years of
university) that includes support for books, food,
housing, and uniforms or clothing. The partner
for this program is the Vu A Dinh Scholarship
Organization, which has provided thousands of
scholarships to ethnic minority children across
Vietnam.
Our scholarship fundigng partners are Talisman
Energy Vietnam and the VinaCapital Group.
Before receiving the scholarship, the families
committed to support their daughter’s
education. If the youth does not complete the
school year, the family must refund all of the fee
payments they received. The students and their
schools will confirm their study every six months.
The students’ grades will be reported back to us
at the end of each semester. The beneficiary also
agrees that in return for receiving the scholarship,
they will assist in their own community’s
development once they have completed their
education. Thankfully, we have only lost three
girls who decided on marriage or pregnancy in
lieu of school. Forty seven bright young women
remain in the program and in a real display of
the impact of the program, 100% of the girls
were accepted to a university or college. They
began college life in September and experienced
some difficulties adjusting and homesickness,
but all have survived and they are enjoying
this surprising development for them and their
families.
One of the most important components of A
Brighter Path, and contributes greatly to its
effectiveness, is the annual “Dream Meeting,”
a four-day conference to mentor, empower,
and train the beneficiaries in practical life and
professional skills – such as academic and career
planning, good study habits, building selfconfidence, and health and nutrition. In addition,
this time is used for the girls to bond with each
other, share stories and experiences with ethnic
girls from other tribes around the country,
and take part in recreational outings. The girls
have enjoyed exposure to many exemplary
Vietnamese women professionals and experts
and their horizons have been broadened. A big
part of each meeting is career presentations to
help the girls understand the possibilities for
them are limitless.
What we’ve achieved so far:
The girls completed high school in 2012 and
taken their university entrance exam. To help
them excel in their studies, HP and Intel, along
with another generous donor, provided a
USD1,800 laptop computer and software
package for USD300, with all the girls receiving
their laptops at the 2012 Dream Meeting in
Hanoi. This year’s meeting saw inspirational
speeches from Madame Ton Nu Thi Ninh, former
Vietnam ambassador to the European Union; Ms
Pratibha Mehta, United Nations Vietnam head
of mission; and Madame Ha Thu Thanh, General
Director of Deloitte Vietnam. Workshops at the
event focused on preparing the girls for higher
study at university or vocational school.
Goals for 2012 and beyond:
• Ensure that all the girls adjust well to
university or vocational school.
• Hold annual “Dream Meetings”
to help empower the girls in their
journey toward a meaningful career.
• Arrange opportunities for shadowing
and internships for the girls in their
chosen career.
International Management Initiative (IMIV) – 2012 Update
The IMIV continued its mission to build a center
of excellence for leadership and management
in Vietnam. Key progress included a strategic
partnership with the College of Business and
Management (CBAM) to assist in executing our
programs.
In March, IMIV organized a Leadership Workshop
with Steve Read, CEO of Adair International.
This workshop was based on Action-Centered
Leadership, the work of Prof John Adair, the
first Professor of Leadership in the world, and
currently Chair of Leadership Studies at the
United Nations Staff College in Turin.
2012 also saw IMIV launch courses from the
Australian Institute of Management that are
open to the public. The first three courses held
in July were: Introduction to Human Resources,
Project Management Fundamentals and
Frontline Management. In November, IMIV
followed up with a second set of AIM courses:
Developing High Performance Teams, and
Fostering Innovation and Improvement.
These AIM courses will form the backbone of
IMIV programming going forward, and we will
expand in 2013 with two series of courses. The
first series, the Front-Line Management Series,
consists of 10 one-day courses for junior and
middle managers. The second series, the Senior
Management Development Series, includes five
two-day courses for senior managers. Topics will
include organizational leadership, negotiation
skills, delivering customer service and others.
The courses will begin on 21 February and
will be held at the Caravelle Hotel. For the first
time, IMIV has hired its own trainers to deliver
the courses. Our trainers are expatriates with
strong international qualifications in addition
to experience in Vietnam, allowing them to add
local context to the learning materials.
By having its own staff of contracted trainers,
IMIV is also able to deliver in-house courses to
meet specific training needs of companies in
Vietnam. Our first such course was an in-house
workshop on behavioral interview skills for AIG,
held in December.
In order to execute its expanded business
activities, IMIV added several new staff members
toward the end of 2012, after Barry Weisblatt
joined as director in September. In December,
Nguyen Thi Hue joined as Program Manager,
Jessica Lu joined as Facilitator Team Leader.
IMIV relies on the support of its Founding
Sponsor companies to guide it in meeting its
objectives. We were therefore very pleased to
welcome the Caravelle Hotel as a new Founding
Sponsor in November. Our other Founding
Sponsors are: VinaCapital, Deloitte, HSBC, AIG,
AIM, DatVietVAC Group Holdings, Ernst & Young,
Frasers, Grant Thornton, McKinsey, Metro,
Standard Chartered, TNS and TriViet Consulting.
Financial Statement
2012
USD
Receipts
Donations in cash
Donations provided directly to hospitals
International Management Initiative
for Vietnam (IMIV) Founding Sponsor donation
Total receipts
Payments
Program costs
Improving Health Care Access and Outcomes for
Poor Children
Increasing Capacity for Pediatric and Cardiac Care
Education for Disadvantaged Children and Youth
General program costs
International Management Initiative for Vietnam
(IMIV) cost
Total Program costs
Fundraising costs
Administration costs
Total payments
Foreign exchange losses
2012 Statement and Activities
Audited
KPMG in Vietnam audits the
VCF financials.
Total Net Assets
2011
USD
Restated
1,104,589
21,627
1,192,016
16,707
106,182
24,199
1,232,398
1,232,922
(571,974)
(125,562)
(75,607)
(152,473)
(466,055)
(392,280)
(47,970)
(97,704)
(104,813)
-
(1,030,429)
(1,004,009)
(135,369)
(131,930)
(120,901)
(114,961)
(1,297,728)
(1,239,871)
(1,438)
(19,278)
(66,768)
(26,227)
Program Cost Breakdown
HBVN Surgeries (52.4%) (43%)
HBVN
Surgeries
Outreach Clinics (Cardiac Care) (3%) Non-­‐surgical HBVN Poverseas
rograms (0.33%) Training
(0.77%)
Survive to Thrive (Neonatal) (1.56%) A Brighter Path (4.80%)
CriGcal Response PALS (8.8%) Telemedicine Cardiac Care, ICU Care (0.68%) Outreach Clinics (Cardiac Care) (2.60%)
General Program Costs (9.77%)
Training Overseas (0.06%) Onsite and Offsite Training Programs (1%) Survive to Thrive (Neonatal) (21.50%)
A Brighter Path (7.2%) General Program Costs (14.8%) Critical Response PALS (14%)
IMIV (10.17%) Non-surgical HBVN Programs (0.76%)
Total Cost Breakdown
Program Costs (79%)
Administrative Costs (10%)
Fundraising Costs (11%)
PR / Government Relations (1.70%)
We are incredibly grateful to our Founding Sponsor, VinaCapital Group
(VCG), lead by Don Lam’s strong commitment to giving back in the
communities where VinaCapital works.
VCG funded the start-up of the VinaCapital Foundation and continues
to support programs and underwrite all of the Foundation’s administrative and fundraising costs.
100% Of all administrative and fundraising expenses are underwritten by the Vinacapital Group companies
100% Of all donations go directly to support our programs
$0 Administrative, fundraising and overhead costs
Letter from the Board Chairman
Dear Friends and Supporters,
When Robin and I established the VinaCapital Foundation (VCF) and Heartbeat Vietnam in 2006,
we thought only of saving one child at a time. Now, amazing partnerships with the World Bank’s
Global Development Learning Network, AusAid, the Canadian Embassy, ExxonMobil and Fedex, as
well as many others, help us to save over 3,000 children a year.
The Foundation team is driven and focused on improving access to quality health care for poor
children. Their work to improve capacity in the pediatric health care system is producing longlasting, important results on which further improvements can be built. In the area of secondary
education, VCF programs mentor and nurture some of Vietnam’s most disadvantaged youth and
ethnic minority girls who have shown extraordinary potential despite their difficult circumstances.
Finally, the not-for-profit International Management Initiative of Vietnam (IMIV) is working well to
bring high quality, short-term business education to all levels of executive management.
VCF collaboration with a wide range of funders – including corporations, foundations and
multilateral organizations – has proven very successful. The result of these alliances, alongside the
continued support of individual donors, is that thousands of children have been saved and given
a second chance at life and a better future. Every single donation brings us closer to realizing our
mission, and we are grateful for your support.
The VinaCapital Group was pleased to help launch this fine organization and I have been very
proud to serve as its chairman. It is very exciting to meet the people whose lives have been
touched, and see the changes the VCF work has produced. We are grateful to each and every
donor, and we hope you will stay on board with us for this exciting journey.
Kind regards,
Don Lam
Chairman, VCF
CEO, VinaCapital Group
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AA Corporation
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American Home
An Giang Plant Production, JSC
Anh Trang Vang Company Azko Nobel Paints
Bao Viet Insurance
Ben Thanh Art & Frame
Ben Thanh Land
Ben Thanh Non Nuoc Tourism Company – Sandy Beach
Biti’s
Bumrungrad International Hospital
Cai Mep International Terminal (CMIT)
Caravelle Hotel CBRE
Chevron US
Chevron Vietnam
Chicilon Media Co., Ltd.
Colliers International
Company
Cong Ty Duy Tan Plastic JSC
Cong Ty TNHH Truyen Thong NHT Ha Noi CotecCons Group
Cty CP Quang Cao Minh Long
Cushman & Wakefield
Da Nang and Quang Nam Alliance Hotels
Delta Construction Management
Dong Nam Production Company
Duong Minh Language School Co. Ltd Duy Tan Plastic Company
Ernst & Young
ExxonMobil FedEx Express Ltd. FedEx Korea
Frasers International Lawyers Furama
Fusion Maia Da Nang
FV Hospital
Galaxy Cinema
Gapit Media JSC
Golden Beauty
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Grant Thorton (Vietnam)
Hafele Vina JSC HerVietnam
Hilton Hanoi Opera
Holcim Beton
Hong Kong Business Association of Ho
Chi Minh City
HSBC Hong Kong
HSBC Vietnam
I know
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Indelec
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Ireka E & C ISIS Entertainment and Trading, JSC ITG – Phong Phu Ltd.
K32A2 FTU Knight Frank Vietnam Kumpulan Sepakat Konsult SDN HD
Lacoste SA - Asia Pacific Lakeview Tenants Lap An Development Co. Pte. Ltd.
L’Oreal VN
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Mövenpick Hotel Hanoi
Mövenpick Hotel Saigon
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Olympus
Omni Saigon Hotel
OPV Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
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Phat Dat Co.
Phong Phu Corporation
Phu Hung Gia Construction and Investment Joint Stock Company PNJ
Premier Oil
PricewaterhouseCoopers Vietnam
Prodigy Pacific Company Purple Asia
Red Coral Co., Ltd
Rider Levett Bucknall Co., Ltd
Roxy VN Co. Ltd.
Rudolf Lietz Representative Office
Russin & Vecchi
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Santa Fe Relocation Services
Savills Vietnam Ltd.
Seah Vietnam
SHA
Silver Shores Resorts Singapore Airlines
Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi
Song Ngoc Lan Co. Ltd.
SSE Steel Ltd.
Standard Chartered
Sud-Est Production
Sunshine Group Talisman Energy Tan Ky Construction
Teka Vietnam Ltd.
Time Warner
TNHH Engineers TNHH H2O
TNHH MTV CKNH Dong AAA
TNHH Toan My Phu
Truc Lan Company
Tu D.A.N. Jewelry Company
Tuan Le Construction Co. Ltd UID
United Pharma
University of Economics
Van Thanh Construction Co. Ltd.
Victoria Health Care
Viet Ceramics Co., Ltd
Vietnam Artist Agency
Vietnam Languages Studies
Vietnam Online Network (VON)
Vina Dai Phuoc Company VinaCapital Commercial Center Ltd.
VinaCapital Da Nang
VinaCapital Da Nang Golf Course
VinaCapital Employee Giving Campaign
VinaCapital Group
VinaCapital Hoi An Resort Ltd.
VinaCapital Investment Management
Our Donors
VinaCapital Land
VinaCapital Nha Trang VinaCapital Phuoc Dien, Co. Ltd. VinaCapital Real Estate
VinaLiving VinaPlanners VinaProjects Co. Ltd.
VinaSecurities
VinaSteel Ltd.
VinaWood
Vinh Thai Co., Ltd.
VNG Corp.
White Palace
Yen Viet Joint Stock Company
YuMe.vn
Zago Shoes NGO Donors
ACG International School Vietnam
AIS K-Kids Club
AIS National Honor Society AIS Pay It Forward Club American International School (AIS)
An Phu Mekong Merchant Bazaar
An Phu Neighbors
Aspen Foundation
Australian Consulate General’s Direct Aid Program
Bazaar @ Mekong Merchant British International Schoool (BIS)
Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam
Children Action
Children as the Peacemakers Foundation
Consulate General of the United States of America
Dorthea Haus Ross Foundation
Dr. Hans Messer Foundation
Dr. Tung Foundation
Embassy of Canada to Vietnam
Embassy of the Netherlands to Vietnam
English Cricket Club
English Cricket Club of Vietnam Flying Stars
Giving It Back to Kids
Grace’s Cookies
Hannah’s Promise Hanoi International Women’s Club
Helping Hand Helping Hearts
Helping Orphans Worldwide
Highlands Mountaintop Rotary Club
Hope Foundation
International School of Ho Chi Minh City
International Women’s Club of Hanoi
Lang Tre Mui Ne
Lotus Fund
MedShare International Network
Ministry of Agriculture, Nature, and Food Quality of the
Netherlands
Paroisse Catholique du Sacre Coeur Saigon South International School (SSIS)
Society of Petroleum Engineers
Sonja Foundation SSIS National Honor Society St. Martin’s in the Field Vicar’s General Fund Success Begins from Action
Thai Binh Arms Organization
The Love Team
Understanding the Heart-Hieu Ve Trai Tim
VAA The Fund
VietHelp
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World Bank Global Development Learning Center
World Heart Foundation
VietHelp
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Wharton Business School Alumni Conference
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World Heart Foundation
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Ms. Antoinette
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Our Donors
Alan Thien Pham
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Pham Nhu Binh
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Nick Robinson
David Sacks Sam-Ottawa Sey-Canada
Sirdhar
Rui Santos
Helen Savory
Lauren Scott
Michelle Seltzer
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David Shribner Gunnar Sinn Maria Cecilia Siqueira
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Ted Staley Richard Steele Sue Stevely-Cole Aninda Lestari Sulistioputri
Stephanie Sutter Maureen Tai
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Edwin Tan
Tan Hock Liang
Thomas Tan
Tan Whai Oon
Tang L. Chuong
Hisano Tasedan
Robert Tasedan
Trinh-Ai Tasedan
Brook Taylor
Thai Van Linh Thai Viet Anh
Ty Thai
Vin Thai
Than Trong Quy
Than Trong Phuc
Kongkiat Thanakamijanasuthi Thieu Thanh Hai To Ngoc Hoang Dung To Nguyen Thuc Doan
Jun Torres
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Trang Nguyen
Trinh An Binh Va Ngoc
Trinh Hoai An
Trinh Le Minh
Trinh Thi Bich Hang
Truong Le Hong
Truong Thai Binh
Truong Thanh Minh
Truong Thi May
Truong Thi Minh Hanh
Truong Thi My Linh
Truong Thi Tuong Vy Truong Thu Hang
Our Donors
Truong Tuan Thanh Truong Van Bang
Truong Ngoc Anh Tu Thi Thanh Tam
Tuh Tai Hing
Chris Twomey
Paul Tye Hannes Valtonen
Cindy M. Van Van Thanh Vinh
Van An Ha
Raymond Vandebeek
Dennis Verrios Jay Bacalso Villaver
Vo Thi Kieu Diem Vo Thi Xuan Trang Vu Hoat
Mimi Vu
Vu Thien Nga Vu Khac Tiep
Diep Vuong
Venkata Vudathu Meg Walker
Jim Watt Matt Warn
Barry Weisblatt
Deborah Whybrow Diana Williams
Donna Wilson Karen Wilson Paul Wong
Raymond Wong
Amy Wu
Eugene Wu
Ye Jie
Katherine Yip
Yong Wen Wei
Heather Young
Forrest Yan
Ralf Zepter
In-kind support from doctors and
other professionals is an important
contributor to VCF’s success.
Total value of donated hours by
medical professionals in 2012:
US $83,400
Event Donors
An Phu Mekong Merchant Bazaar
Ben Thanh Art & Frame Auction
Canadian Embassy Fun Run for Children
CanCham Annual Golf Tournament
Flaunt Fashion Show
Holland Days
Movenpick Hotel Hanoi Golf Tournament
Movenpick Hotel Saigon Golf Tournament
My Better Truth
Saigon South International School Charity Bazaar
Scar of Life
Society of Petroleum Engineers Annual Golf Tournament
St. Martin in the Fields London Charity Concert
VCN Tennis Tournament Auction Vietnam Field Hockey Tournament
Board of Directors
Don Lam, CEO, VinaCapital Group and Chairman of the Board, VinaCapital Foundation
Don is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the VinaCapital Group. He has overseen the company’s growth from the management
of a single US$10 million fund in 2003, into becoming a full-featured investment house managing four funds worth over US$2.2 billion and offering a complete range of corporate finance and real estate advisory services. In the last year, Don has brought three new
funds to the market: the US$600 million VinaLand Limited Fund, which invests in Vietnamese real estate assets; the DFJ VinaCapital
Technology Fund, a venture capital fund managed in cooperation with Draper Fisher Jurvetson; and the Vietnam Infrastructure Fund.
Before founding VinaCapital, Don was a Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers (“PwC”) Vietnam, where he led the Corporate Finance and
Management Consulting practices throughout the Indochina region (Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia). Don has also held management
positions at Deutsche Bank and Coopers & Lybrand in Vietnam and Canada. Don holds a BA in Commerce and Political Science from the
University of Toronto, Canada, and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Canada.
Katherine Yip, Sanrio Digital
Katherine Yip is a founding partner of VinaCapital. She also founded Pacific Alliance Group (PAG), one of the region’s largest Asia-focused alternative investment managers and Sanrio Digital, a global partner of Sanrio Japan working with well known brands including
Hello Kitty. Katherine currently partners with a number of companies including Outblaze, a technology company whose messaging
division was sold to IBM in 2009, TurnOut, a strategic joint venture for Asia with Time Warner/Turner Broadcasting, Typhoon Games, a
global developer publisher and distributor of PC games. Katherine has over 20 years of capital markets experience, founding investment companies, taking companies public, management buy-outs and mergers and acquisitions. She was educated at Harvard Business School. For more than two decades she has been actively involved with multiple charities and continues to be involved with Helping Hand, which supports senior citizens, Hong Kong Cancer Fund and Bring me a Book. Katherine is also establishing her own charity
– The Yip-Geicke Foundation, which will support the endeavors of individuals and organisations that improve the overall well-being of
people. In 2006 Katherine and her brother started a scholarship in loving memory of their mother.
Nguyen Hong Nam, Founder and Managing Director, NQT Education Centres
Nam Nguyen is founder and Managing Director of NQT Education Centres, one of the Australia’s Largest privately owned education
companies, Nam is also the official local partner of the Department of Education and Training (Sydney) and the NSW Adult Migrant
English Service, where he is responsible for bringing the first accredited online English language training programs to Vietnam. Nam
is a co-founder of VietHelp, a non-profit organization in Australia dedicated to funding education and development projects for orphaned children in Vietnam. Nam is also involved with the Melbourne-Ho Chi Minh City Young Artists Gran Program, an initiative of
Melbourne City’s local government. Nam is a graduate of Monash University in Melbourne.
Brook Taylor, COO, VinaCapital Group and Treasurer, VinaCapital Foundation
Brook has more than 20 years of professional accounting and management experience, including fourteen years in Vietnam and eight
years as a senior partner with major accounting firms. Prior to joining VinaCapital he was the Deputy Managing Partner of Deloitte in Vietnam and Head of the firm’s Audit Practice. He has also held the positions of Managing Partner of Andersen Vietnam, and Senior Audit
Partner in KPMG. Within these organizations, Brook has provided services spanning financial audits, internal audits, corporate finance,
taxation, business planning and IT systems risk management. He has a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration degree from Victoria
University of Wellington, New Zealand. He is also a member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Pham Phu Ngoc Trai is Chairman and CEO of Global Integration Business Consultants (GIBC)
Pham Phu Ngoc Trai has over 30 years of diverse experience in businesses including state-owned enterprises, joint-ventures and
foreign companies, across Vietnam and neighboring countries such as Thailand, Singapore, India, Cambodia, Laos, and Guam. He was
formerly Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo Indochina, and continued to lead the businesses of PepsiCo in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia as
Chairman Indochina cum VP Corporate Affairs Southeast Asia until early 2010. Mr Trai is one of Vietnam’s leading advocates of corporate social responsibility, and has been actively involved in many social organisations, as a member of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and in leadership positions such as Chairman of Leading Business Club (LBC). Mr. Trai has a Masters degree
in Business Administration and Bachelors degree in Science and Business Management.
Robin King Austin, CEO and Executive Director, VinaCapital Foundation
As the visionary and motivator behind the VinaCapital Foundation (VCF), Robin dedicates her passion and drive to making a change in
children’s lives. Her passion is improving pediatric care in Vietnam so that all children have access to the care they need. She conceived
of the VCF mission and since its inauguration in 2006, has led the effort resulting in saving and improving the lives of thousands of
poor Vietnamese children. In 2012, Robin and the VCF team celebrated the milestone of saving their 3,000th child through the foundation’s pediatric heart surgery program. Robin has over 35 years of experience in business development, public relations, marketing,
and operations in sectors such as healthcare, community development, conservation, and real estate. During that time, she has held
numerous roles at the executive management level, and holds an impressive portfolio of community service activities.
The VinaCapital Foundation 2012 Senior Staff
Robin King Austin
CEO & Executive Director
As the visionary and motivator behind the
VinaCapital Foundation (VCF), Robin dedicates her
passion and drive to making a change in children’s
lives. Her passion is improving pediatric care in
Vietnam so that all children have access to the care
they need. She conceived of the VCF mission and
since its inauguration in 2006, has led the effort
resulting in saving and improving the lives of
thousands of poor Vietnamese children. In 2012,
Robin and the VCF team celebrated the milestone of
saving their 3,000th child through the foundation’s
pediatric heart surgery program. Robin has over
35 years of experience in business development,
public relations, marketing, and operations in sectors
such as healthcare, community development,
conservation, and real estate. During that time,
she has held numerous roles at the executive
management level, and holds an impressive portfolio
of community service activities.
Rad Kivette
Mimi Vu
Director of Corporate Development and Government Relations
Director of Development and
Manager, Project Office
Rad Kivette has worked closely with a number of
foreign governments, NGO’s, and major corporations
including the Vietnamese Ministries of Education and
Training, the World Bank, and the Asia Development
Bank. Rad has experience in organizational
development, program creation, and fundraising.
He is knowledgeable on ethnic minorities, women’s
issues, health, and education for underserved areas.
Rad, who completed his graduate work at the
University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, got his start
in management at Hanes Hosiery in Winston Salem,
NC. He later operated his own mill. After visiting
Croatia and Bosnia on a humanitarian mission, he
sold his business and became the executive vice
president of Samaritan’s Purse International Relief,
one of the largest NGOs in the world, for 12 years.
He started an organization that concentrated on
Southeast Asia and moved to Vietnam. He joined East
Meets West Foundation in 2006 and become Director
of Development afterwards. In 2009, Vietnam
awarded Kivette the Medal of Peace and Freedom
Among the Nations, the highest honor given to a
foreigner for his development work in the country.
Mimi Vu joined the VinaCapital Foundation as the
Director of Development in February 2009 after
two and a half years as the development officer
for another foundation in Vietnam. Previously, she
spent six years in New York City and Paris, where
she worked in public relations, development, and
advocacy for nonprofits such as the International
AIDS Vaccine Initiative, the Council of Fashion
Designers of America, the Robin Hood Foundation,
and the Fund for Public Health in New York.
Barry Weisblatt
Director, IMIV
Barry has nearly 20 years of investment banking
experience with top global and regional firms
and worked as Head of Structured Products
for VPBank Securities here in Ho Chi Minh City.
Previously he worked for Deutsche Bank in
Singapore, CIMB in Kuala Lumpur and Bank of
America in Singapore, Hong Kong and Chicago.
He was responsible for the structuring and
execution of complex debt instruments and
credit derivatives such as synthetic collateralized
loan obligations, commercial mortgage
backed securities, consumer finance receivable
securitizations and trade receivable backed
commercial paper. Prior to moving to Asia he
worked in corporate finance where he executed
initial public offerings, private placements and
M&A transactions. Barry holds an MBA from
Wharton and a bachelor’s degree from Miami
University. He currently serves as vice president
of the Wharton Vietnam alumni association.
Nguyen Thi Bich Chau
Heartbeat Vietnam, Director of
Program Operations
Nguyen Anh Tuan
Program Manager, Capacity and Outreach Programs
A talented, multilingual asset to VinaCapital
Foundation, Chau is passionate about her
position at VCF and the role she plays in
assisting poor Vietnamese children to achieve
their potential. Since working in the non-profit
sector in 2005, she has proven her ability to
coordinate large-scale charity activities, liaising,
and fundraising while acting as an efficient
administrator for the foundation’s many projects.
Chau has been with VCF since its inception
and has been at the heart of its activities –
managing the heart program, being the main
liaison between the foundation and provincial
health authorities, and playing a major role in
PR and fundraising activities. Prior to her move
into the humanitarian sector, Chau completed
language studies at the University of Social
Sciences, HCMC, and spent several years teaching
Vietnamese to various multinational companies,
as well as working as a Japanese translator.
She also has been trained and worked as a
professional MC at John Robert Powers Vietnam.
Tuan joined the VinaCapital Foundation in
October 2008 and has lead the capacity and
outreach teams to greater impact and results.
He serves as the liaison for medical teams
and local authorities for the outreach clinics,
telemedicine series, medical training, and other
equipment support program for hospitals.
Mr. Tuan completed language studies at the
University of Social Sciences and Humanities in
Ho Chi Minh City. Prior to joining VCF, he worked
for several years as a social worker and for other
NGOs in the education and medical fields.
He and his teamspend over 40% of their time
traveling ‘to the children’ with medical teams on
weekends. He is an outstanding leader in our
efforts to improve chances for poor children in
the provinces.
Program Staff
Nguyen Thi Thanh Hue
Tran Quoc Thanh
Pham Thi Kim Phuong
Nguyen Thi Thanh Hue graduated from the
University of Economics in Ho Chi Minh City in
September 2009. She studied foreign trade and
after graduation completed internships with two
major export companies in Vietnam. Initially, Hue
joined VCF to gain new experience working in a
dynamic and professional environment and to
help improve her English skills, but quickly fell in
love with the children and their happy smiles after
surgery.
Thanh joined the VinaCapital Foundation as the
Program Assistant of Heartbeat Vietnam in June
2009 after four years as Development Assistant for
East Meets West Foundation. Thanh is in charge of
working with heart families and patients before
and after surgeries, as well as heart surgery
budgets, family grants, blood drives, and the
continuing care program.
Phuong is a recent graduate from Industry
and Trade College, having majored in Business
Administration with a focus on Marketing and
Public Relations. She is currently studying at
the University of Economics. She enjoys visiting
the Heartbeat Vietnam children in the hospital,
especially after surgery, because she can see
directly how VCF is helping them. She is also
involved in events.
Program Coordinator, Heartbeat Vietnam
Heartbeat Vietnam, Program Assistant
Program Assistant
In addition to you our staff we have wonderful
volunteers who have helped us reach these
milestones.
Nguyen Nu Quynh Giao
Capacity & Outreach Programs
Program Assistant
Quynh Giao joined the VinaCapital Foundation
as Capacity & Outreach Clinics Program
Assistant in May 2011. Prior to this she was
working as Training Coordinator at the HCMC
Development Learning Center – a project
of the World Bank and 2 years working as
Program Assistant at Save the Children.
She graduated from Social Sciences and
Humanities University with major in English
Linguistics and Literature. She also graduated
from HCMC University of Economics with
major in Business Administration. With the
passion in helping the community, especially
children with special needs, she hopes to
reach to the children with Congenital Heart
Disease in the remote areas through the
outreach trips to share the pain they are
suffering and inform them about a good news
of an operation that will save their lives.
Huynh Thi Thanh Phuong
Accountant, VinaCapital Foundation
Phuong graduated from Da nang University
of Economics in July 2010, and joined the
VinaCapital Group as an intern. She was
promoted to be an accountant with VCF in
January 2011. Once on board she was moved
by the charity work done in Vietnam by VCF
and the benefit that the unfortunate children
were getting through the programs
US Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 1357, Highlands, NC 28741
US Street Address for Express delivery:
16 Holly Tree Lane, Highlands, NC 28741
Attn: Faye Wurm
Vietnam Address:
24 Nguyen Thai Binh, District 1, Ho Chi
Minh City, Vietnam
Telephone: 84 (8) 3827 8787
Website: www.vinacapitalfoundation.org
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