Atlantic ended its formal country program grantmaking in Viet Nam in 2013, but its mission lives on in every organization, in every building and, more important, in every person supported in the process to help build the foundation for the health care system to evolve.
Viet Nam by the Numbers
Atlantic's grantmaking has transformed higher education, health care delivery, and disease and injury prevention, focusing particularly on the needs of poor and vulnerable people.
40 Capital Projects
$178.8 Million Granted
Atlantic helped build or renovate 940 commune health centers in eight provinces, including Khanh Hoa, that have changed primary care for nine million Vietnamese for the better.
The Hospital, serving an area with 30 million people, is the anchor of children’s medicine and the main training facility for every pediatrician in the country.
In 2012, the World Health Organization accredited the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, whose Blood Borne Virus lab is among the best viral diagnostic facilities in Southeast Asia.
RMIT offered a new curricular model for higher educational reform and now enrolls 6,000 students, from an original base of 40.
Hue is where Chuck Feeney first saw the woeful state of Viet Nam’s health care infrastructure. It is now home to several modern facilities, including the Cardiovascular Center, site of the first heart transplant performed solely by Vietnamese doctors.
“What better way to improve teaching and learning in the university than to re-imagine its library?” asks Atlantic's Dr. Le Nhan Phuong.
Atlantic believes that the most effective health care systems start with primary care and disease prevention training rooted in high-quality education.
After Chuck Feeney learned that inexpensive cataract surgery reverses over 70 percent of bilateral blindness, Atlantic funded this Hospital, the foremost institution for eye care in the Central and Highland regions.