Help Save Children in Vietnam

Although Vietnam has one of the highest population densities in the world, the population isn’t evenly dispersed. Underserved communities in the mountains have limited access to quality maternal and newborn care, leading to higher-than-average deaths from preventable causes. Save the Children has long been a champion for reducing maternal and child mortality rates and helping boys and girls living in poverty in Vietnam.

The Challenges for Children in Vietnam

Without access to health and education services, children in Vietnam need your help.*

  • 8% of people live in poverty
  • 1 child in 48 dies before their 5th birthday - 3 times that of the United States
  • 25% of children suffer from stunting due to malnutrition
  • 10% of school-age children are out of school
  • 16% of children are engaged in child labor
  • 10% of girls age 15-19 are married
  • 1 in 34 girls between age 15-19 gives birth
  • 7% of girls age 15 and older struggle to read or write
Map of Vietnam

Our Work for Children in Vietnam

In 2005, Save the Children led a program to improve maternal and newborn health for ethnic minorities in mountainous and remote areas, called Household-to-Hospital Continuum of Care. The program included Danang and Kjanh Hoa, and later expanded into 5 total provinces by 2012. The approach provided medical services at hospitals and health centers, while providing education on breastfeeding and protective maternity and infant-care practices. We also helped women establish livelihoods and provide economic security for their children.

Since 2013, Save the Children has worked with local communities and organizations in Vietnam to design Sponsorship programs for kids. Targeted to help children from early childhood to early adulthood, our programs work to make a healthy and safe environment where children can learn and grow.

Our programs designed for primary school-aged kids work to transform students into lifelong learners by building strong curriculums and passionate teachers. We also provide health education and care to children in need through our school health programs to help children stay healthy, well-nourished and in school. And, our Child Survival Project collaborates closely with the Ministry of Education to tackle other important issues like reproductive health and HIV education.

Thanks to the generous support from our community of sponsors, these essential programs in Vietnam continue to give children a healthy start and the opportunity to learn, protecting them from harm along the way.

  • Protected 27,495 children from harm
  • Supported 60,574 children in times of crisis
  • Provided 8,268,938 children with a healthy start in life
  • Gave 898 children vital nourishment

How to Help Children in Vietnam

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Sources: * Unless otherwise noted, facts and statistics have been sourced from Save the Children’s monitoring and evaluation experts and from the 2019 Global Childhood Report. You can access detailed data here. Other sources as follows: Population: CIA World Factbook; The World Bank, 2016; Unesco Institute for Statistics (UIS)


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