VON will match all donations!
Vermont Oxford Network's tools and coaching are tailored for local improvement. Our long-term partnerships with health care providers in global resource-limited communities enables sustainable data-driven quality improvement. VON faculty, staff, and volunteers develop deep relationships with doctors, nurses, and administrators to build skills in data analysis and increase capacity for quality improvement projects.
Over the years, our teams have accomplished improved results and sustained better outcomes for infants and families in Ethiopia.
Tikur Anbessa Volunteer Program
Multidisciplinary VON faculty teams will spend three weeks at a time providing clinical mentoring, medical care, and quality improvement training for NICU nurses and physicians at Tikur Anbessa Hospital in Addis Ababa.
Ethiopian Neonatal Network (ENN)
The ENN launched with 20 of Ethiopia's largest academic and public hospitals in February 2018. Members submit a one-page data form through REDCap on all infants admitted to the neonatal unit. In-person workshops for ENN members facilitated by VON faculty and Ethiopian Pediatrics Society support collaboration and coaching for goal-setting and implementing quality improvement methods.
Fundraising supports Ethiopian Neonatal Network meetings. We provide daily wages and transportation for the head NICU nurse and pediatrician from 20 hospitals to attend.