students to study in the United Kingdom
Up to now HEDO has granted
9 scholarships for 9 Vietnamese students who have registered
with HEDO for Foundation, Undergraduate and Master programmes
One student who came to Kaplan International College in
London will be given scholarship for undergraduate programme.
HEDO has completed documents and has received acceptance
letters from Hult International Business School for one
Undergraduate student and one Master degree student. These
2 students are now applying for the UK visa.
There are now remained 2 Foundation students, 1 Master
student and 3 Undergraduate students who are now completing
their documents and will submit in early August 2009.
HEDO has also sent official letters to provincial Department
of Education and Training giving students scholarship for
their study in the UK for the following programmes: Foundation,
Undergraduate and Master programmes and also sent them
the necessary guidelines so that they can prepare for their
study in the United Kingdom.
Finish organizing the first Regular General Doctor
Course according to priority recruitment without funded
by state of HEDO.
Has tightly coordinated with the Board of Teacher
and Training Board of Thai Binh Medical University,
guiding and recruiting 60 Regular General Doctors according
to rules and regulation of Ministry of Education and
There are 4 staff of HEDO serving for the class leading
by 1 Deputy director of HEDO, actively organize the
class to operate stable. The class was divided into
4 groups: one group leader, one deputy group leader,
one class leader, one deputy class leader in charge
of study and one deputy class leader in charge of student
life. Most of student are given rooms in the university
resident, few numbers renting room outside university
resident but cadres of class always keep an eye on
HEDO has carried out the policies to encourage students
by giving them scholarship, awarding good students
and good in each subject. Head of the class, deputy
head of the class, leader and deputy leader of the
class are given from VND 50.000 ( Deputy group leader)
to VND 100.000 ( Class Head). HEDO has also provided
them 3 daily newspapers for each group ( Tien Phong
Newspaper, Phu Nu newspaper, Suc khoe va Doi Song newspaper)
each group was provided 2 sets of badminton, volleyball,
football, setting 1D HEDO football club providing clothes,
shoes, balls and nets.
Currently, students are launching the competition
to commemorate the birthday anniversary of uncle Ho
and looking forward to moving up class 100% at the
school year 2008-2009.
Director Board of HEDO has tightly coordinated with
the University Board of Teachers and Training Department
of Thai Binh Medical University to care for the training
course. HEDO meets with the Director Board and the
Training Department monthly to listen to ideas of university
leaders about HEDO doctor training course in order
to regulate students at the same time reflect to university
the aspiration and proposal of students.
HEDO has sent student’s families the results
of the first term. In general, up to now the class
of HEDO doctors has been stable. Students are very
please and study positively. The staff of HEDO who
serve for the class works regularly with students.
The Board of Director has the meeting with students
monthly to correct the weakness, awarding for their
achievements and listen to their aspirations to solve
the problems in time.
HEDO has sent Dr. Loan, Head of HIV/AIDS Prevention
and Treatment of Dong Nai Department of Health to attend
the training course on HIV/AIDS Prevention, Diagnosis,
Treatment and Care funded by SSAT in London, United
HEDO has sent 2 students to attend the workshop on Drug
Abuse Prevention in Brunei Darussalam.
a, HEDO has worked with Youth Union of Hanoi Teacher Training University
to organize competition with the content of Drug Abuse Prevention
and English to select 2 excellence Youth leaders who have good
command of English and good understanding about drug abuse prevention.
a, In this occasion launching the whole youth to study English.
b, Giving documents and training to youth leaders selected to attend
the workshop in Brunei to understand about the history of HEDO
to propagandize to the other foreign delegates attending this workshop.
Prepare to welcome 2 delegations of Kaplan International
College and Hult International Business School- Organize
for Kaplan for the English examination of 2 foundation
students on 5th June 2009. Organize for Hult International
Business School for the English test of 4 Undergraduate
and Graduate students on the 10th of June 2009.
Prepare for one student from Kontum Province who would
like to register for MBA with Hult- London in June
a, Give students the English test. If they are good at
English then HEDO will guide them for the visa interview.
If they are still weak at English then HEDO will make them
study English more and then they can go to study in September.
b, Guide student families for a good financial provenance.
c, Check student’s documents and guide students for the interview.
Ask Hult International Business School to keep
the agreement of Huron that has signed with HEDO giving
HEDO students 50% of the scholarship for BA/BS and
30% for MBA/MA students. And not propagandizing them
to change the field the registered. If not we will
let students to change to Kaplan International College.
Maintain and deploy deeper the relationship with the
current International Organizations at the same time
develop the relationships with the new organizations
focusing on the grants on Education- Science- Health-
Hunger elimination for the ethnic, mountainous areas.
HEDO and MSA.VLC
From March 25th to April 9th, HEDO has the honor to welcome the
delegation of Medical and Scientific Aids for Vietnam, Lao and
Cambodia ( MSA.VLC) of the United Kingdom. Leading the delegation
was Mr. Peter Lacy, chairman and other members of the delegation.
HEDO organized for the delegation to visit some areas where HEDO
implemented or will implement midwives training projects such
as Cao Loc district, Chi Lang district belong to Lang Son Province,
visiting HEDO general doctors training course at Thai Binh Medical
During the time working with HEDO, MSA.VLC proposed some
continuous collaborative plan between HEDO and MSA.VLC,
especially the delegation has agreed to fund HEDO for 2
projects of training 100 midwives for Tua Chua district,
Dien Bien province and training 100 midwives for Chi Lang
district, Lang Son province in the coming time. The delegation
has also tried to find new sources to help HEDO with the
high space car for going to the mountainous, remote and
isolated areas in order to help ethnic minority people.
Domestic and overseas training
on HIV/AIDs prevention and treatment
In order to serve the HIV/AIDs prevention and treatment
works in mountainous, ethnic minority areas. Stephen’s
Aids Trust (SSAT) has granted HEDO for the short time training
on HIV/AIDS in the United Kingdom from March 21st to April
10th 2009. The scholarship worth USD 10.000 given to one
doctor who works in hospitals and health clinics of Vietnam.
Through many rounds of selection, SSAT and HEDO has nominated
doctor Vo Thi Kim Loan who is working at Dong Nai Center
for HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment to attend this training.
In 2009, Stephen’s Aids Trust of the United Kingdom
(SSAT) and HEDO agreed to implement 4 training projects
for doctors who are working on HIV/AIDS diagnosis, prevention,
treatment and care for the 4 southern provinces of Vietnam.
The recruitment for training overseas to serve for the
training projects on HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment
is still continuous. We welcome doctors who have good command
of English and good specialization for the training.
Midwives Training Courses in Lang Son in 2009.
Meeting with traditional midwives in Cao
Loc District, Lang Son Province
One of HEDO ongoing projects is the training of traditional
midwives. In the upland ethnic minority villages of Vietnam
it is frequently not possible for expectant mothers to
have their babies delivered at their local health clinic.
In many places it is the local custom to have babies delivered
at home, assisted by the traditional village ‘midwife’.
Even when expectant mothers want to have their babies delivered
at the clinic it may not be possible because the villages
are many kilometres distant and transport is difficult.
In order to combat high rates of infant mortality the
Highland Education Development Organisation has organised
a series of training courses for these ‘traditional midwives’.
Much of this training involves developing good practical
skills in delivering babies safely at home, but they also
encourage mothers to have their babies at their local clinic,
where possible. The courses also include sex education,
health and hygiene, and drug abuse education. Mainly as
a result of the midwives training the infant mortality
rate in these districts has been considerably reduced.
In March 2009, MSA.VLC delegation went to Lang Son province
and met with traditional midwives who were trained in 2004
to listen to them reporting about the works they have done
in five years time and shared with them the experience
of supporting pregnant mothers during the delivery. MSA.VLC
delegation was very impressed by the work the traditional
midwives have done here for mothers and babies, especially,
the delegation was surprised to listen to one Dao ethnic
minority midwife who has helped 100 mothers giving birth
at home safely.
Next, MSA.VLC delegation visited Chi Lang district, Lang
Son province, the district is really needed for the midwives
training and listened to the Director of Bureau Health
to report about the health situation of Chi Lang district
and the delegation promised to give financial support to
Chi Lang district for the midwives training if the fund
is available to MSA.VLC.
Over the past ten years MSAVLC has funded
or part-funded a number of these training courses. The
1. Ham Yen and Yen Son districts, Tuyen
Quang province, training course for 200 midwives.
2. Cao Loc and Loc Binh districts (Lang
Son Province) training course for 200 traditional midwives
in February 2004
3. Sa Pa district (Lao Cai Province) training
course for 100 traditional midwives in February 2003.
4. Mai Chau district (Hoa Binh Province)
training course for 200 traditional midwives in March 2007.
Kim Boi district (Hoa Binh Province) training course for
100 traditional midwives in March 2005.
5. Muong Te district (Lai Chau province)
training course for 100 traditional midwives in 2008.
Executive Committee meeting.
On January 16th, HEDO organized the meeting of Executive
Committee to review the works HEDO carried out in 2008
and made the plan for 2009. Members of the Executive Committee
were very pleased by the work HEDO did for the last year.
Leader of HEDO has lead the organization in the right track,
initiative, closely to localities and the enthusiastic
and creative cadres of HEDO. HEDO has coordinated with
Department of Health of provinces and carried out 5 projects
in Dien Bien, Lai Chau, Dong Nai, Vung Tau and in collaboration
with Thai Binh Medical University to train 60 doctors for
the mountainous, ethnic minority areas. This course started
on 30th December 2008. HEDO has sent 4 students for Hult
University and 1 student for foundation programme at Kaplan
International College in the United Kingdom. The results
of the works in 2008 has complemented by leaders of provinces
as it bring the benefit for localities and it has encouraged
all the staff of HEDO to overcome difficulties to complete
the plan 2009 and make achievement to welcome the 20 years
of HEDO Foundation Anniversary ( 28-03-1990/ 28-03-2010).
1. Director of HEDO Professor Trinh Ngoc Trinh has worked
with Mr. Fernando Mora, Global Head of Hult University
Undergraduate Recruitment. The two sides have agreed to
continue giving scholarships for Vietnamese students. The
scholarships ranging from 50% for Undergraduate students
and 30% for Master Students. Hult has been merged with
Huron requiring 3 years of working experience for students
before registering for MBA. HEDO has discussed and agreed
with Hult to offer Vietnamese students the 3 month course
of International Business and then they can go straight
to MBA. Mr. Fernando Mora also took Prof. Trinh Ngoc Trinh
for a visit around the University and promised to give
generous scholarship for Vietnamese students.
2. Prof. Trinh Ngoc Trinh, Director of HEDO also discussed with
Mr. Robert Atkinson- director of recruitment of Kaplan International
College. Prof. Trinh emphasized that the cooperation between HEDO
and the university has to be arisen from the benefits of students.
Mr. Robert Atkinson also agreed to give more scholarships for Vietnamese
students and will support HEDO to recruit more students. Kaplan
International College has recently offered the wide range of programmes
for Vietnamese students such as foundation programme which accepts
students from grade 11 for one year foundation before being selected
for undergraduate programme in all fields of study.
3. Prof. Trinh Ngoc Trinh worked with Leaders of Chelsea and Westminster
Hospital and SSAT. Prof. Gazzard- chairman of SSAT and the director
of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital together with Dr. Nelson, vice
chairman of SSAT in charge of HIV/AIDs Department of Chelsea and
Westminster Hospital, Prof. Mark Bower, Dr. Nick, Ms Linda- programme
coordinator and other friends at SSAT and Chelsea Hospital with
their kind hospitality. The Chairman of SSAT Prof. Gazzard and
Dr. Nelson the vice chairman of SSAT together with the director
of Chelsea hospital organized the welcomed party for Prof. Trinh
Ngoc Trinh at Blue Elephant restaurant at Fulham Broadway, London.
Prof. Gazzard and the director of Chelsea hospital expressed their
admiration for the Dien Bien Phu victory of Vietnamese soldiers
and they all promised to come to give the lectures on HIV/AIDS
for 50 doctors in Dien Bien province and the scale up training
workshop on HIV/AIDs in Dong Nai and Vung Tau in 2009.
4. Prof. Trinh Ngoc Trinh also paid a visit to Coventry to attend
a meeting with Medical Scientific Aid for Vietnam, Lao and Cambodia
(MSA.VLC) and visited the Museum of Coventry to listen to Dr. Madeleine
Sharp talking about the struggle of people in Coventry in the Second
World War and their support to Vietnam in the war for independence
and freedom of Vietnam. MSA.VLC has emphasized the cooperation
with HEDO and agreed to further co-operate to train traditional
midwives to become nurses and community healthcare workers helping
in reducing the death rate of mothers whose traditionally give
birth at home and new-born babies. MSA.VLC has asked HEDO for a
visit to check the results of the previous midwives training projects
in Lang Son province and then with the good results MSA.VLC will
give more funding for training projects. The director of Executive
Board of MSA/VLC Mr. Peter Lacy, the Hon-secretary Dr. Madeleine
Sharp and Mr. Peter Lidgard, Hon secretary came to station to meet
Prof. Trinh Ngoc Trinh and delegation of HEDO.
With the above results, HEDO has to mention to the great
support of Vietnamese Embassy to the UK, the vice Ambassador
Tao Thi Thanh Huong and Mr. Len Aldis, the General Secretary
of Britain- Vietnam Friendship Society who met with HEDO
to exchange experience before the director of HEDO went
to meet the funders.
After the working trip to UK, director of HEDO Prof. Trinh Ngoc
Trinh has reported to HEDO Executive Committee. HEDO is very pleased
and would live to give sincere thanks to funders, sponsors and
friends who have supported HEDO for 2009 projects and programmes.
Besides that HEDO was also approved by Ministry of Education and
Training to joint with Thai Binh Medical University to train 60
regular doctors for the ethnic minority areas. All projects that
was mentioned above creating opportunities for HEDO to serve people,
students, ethnic minority children in the poor and difficult areas
to benefit from enthusiastic friends overseas and in Vietnam as