Former GHC Deputy Director Liz Henry and Dr. Carine Lenders were recognized for their work in Vietnam on hospital nutrition.
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Madeline Haas, a third year medical student at Albany Medical College in New York, traveled in the summer of 2014 to teach fellow medical students in Cambodia as part of our Family Medicine program there. Her article recounting her experiences was recently published in Family Doctor: A Journal of the New York State Academy of Family Physicians and we proudly share it here.
On the 9th of September, Bach Mai Hospital opened the first Clinical Nutrition Center of Vietnam. This center will meet the nutrition demands of patients.
The Clinical Nutrition Center of Bach Mai hospital is established from the Nutrition Department of the hospital. This is an activity under the project “Partnerships to improve clinical nutrition” of Boston University funded by Abbott Fund for Bach Mai hospital from 2010 to 2013.
This center will be the in-depth training site for clinical nutrition and consultation. It will also act as a supportive center for all hospitals in the whole country in terms of clinical nutrition.
The center has different units for food safety, diet management, nutrition consultation, food safety laboratory, and clinical nutrition. The clinical nutrition unit is responsible for building up menus, collaborating with clinical departments to determine appropriate diets, provide nutrition diagnosis, mix IV fluids, and research nutrition products.
The Nutrition Department of Bach Mai Hospital has developed nearly 100 diets for patients including normal diet, diets for renal failure, for heart diseases and for digestive diseases.
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The Collaborative and Partners Inaugurate the Abbott Fund Institute of Nutrition Science at Bach Mai Hospital, Vietnam
Hanoi, Vietnam — The Abbott Fund, the philanthropic arm of the global health care company Abbott, and the Boston University Family Health Global Health Collaborative (formerly known as the Global Health Primary Care Initiative at the Boston University School of Medicine) joined Bach Mai Hospital, the National Institute of Nutrition (NIN) and Hanoi Medical University today to announce the opening of the Abbott Fund Institute of Nutrition Science (AFINS). AFINS is the first program of its kind in Vietnam to advance clinical nutrition within hospitals by providing training and health education, clinical research and high-quality nutritional patient care nationwide….click to continue!