Midwifery In Vietnam

23 Feb - 7 Mar 2019
  • Medical & Professional Tours
+ Optional extension: Extension to Angkor Wat Cambodia

About the tour

Child, maternal and newborn health in Vietnam has improved markedly over the last couple of decades. However, there are disparities between the rich and the poor, the Kinh majority and ethnic minorities, and between urban and rural areas. A broad range of professional visits and meetings with local midwives will provide excellent insight into midwifery, maternal and child health in Vietnam. The professional programme is balanced by a wide range of cultural visits with ample opportunity to experience the beauty, culture and history of Vietnam and enjoy its fabulous cuisine.  

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Your tour leader

Picture of JBT tour leader, ​Professor Cathy Warwick CBE

​Professor Cathy Warwick CBE

Dame Cathy Warwick was Chief Executive of the Royal College of Midwives for 9 years and now works independently. Cathy is also Honorary Professor of Midwifery and an Honorary Professor of Midwifery at Kings College London. In 2006 she was awarded a CBE for services to Midwifery and Healthcare and in 2017 was made a Dame. Cathy lectures, writes and advises on midwifery issues with a particular interest in the organisation of care and the promotion of choice for women. Cathy has travelled widely both on her own and with her family, visiting midwifery units in America, Sri Lanka and South Africa and has previously led successful midwifery study tours to China, India, South Africa, Nepal and Cuba.

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Itinerary at a glance

  • 23 Feb (Sat) Hanoi: Arrive and transfer to the hotel. Walking tour of Hanoi’s ’36 Streets’ and a cyclo tour around Hoan Kiem Lake, past the Hanoi Opera House and the French District. Welcome dinner. 
  • 24 Feb (Sun) Hanoi: Visit the Temple of Literature and the One Pillar Pagoda. Lunch at Koto and learn about their work with street children. Afternoon at leisure followed by dinner at Aubergine in the evening.
  • 25 Feb (Mon) Hanoi: Visit the National OBGYN Hospital.Visit the private Vinmec International General Hospital and tour the maternity department. Dinner with local midwives.
  • 26 Feb (Tue) Hanoi/Halong Bay: Early departure for Halong Bay. Arrive and board the junk to cruise through Halong Bay and overnight.
  • 27 Feb (Wed) Halong Bay/Hue: Morning coffee onboard the junk and return to port. Visit a water puppet theatre. Board overnight train first class to Hue. 
  • 28 Feb (Thurs) Hue: Arrive in Hue and transfer to the Saigon Morin Hotel.Take a boat cruise along the Perfume River to the Pagoda. Continue onto the Minh Mang Tombs. Dinner at Y Thao.  
  • 1 Mar (Fri) Hue: Take part in a community midwifery visit and visit Hue Hospital. A guided tour of Hue Citadel. Dinner with local midwives.
  • 2 Mar (Sat) Hue/Hoi An: Drive to Hoi An and transfer to La Siesta Hotel. Walking tour of the old town. Dinner at Tam Tam.
  • 3 Mar (Sun) Hoi An: Take boat across Thu Bon River and visit Kim Bong village, artisans’ villages and surrounding countryside.Lunch and foot massage at a local herb and vegetable farm. At leisure.
  • 4 Mar (Mon) Hoi An: Full day at leisure or options to visit the beach or take a Vietnamese cookery class.
  • 5 Mar (Tue) Hoi An/Ho Chi Minh City: Full day at leisure or options to visit the beach or take a Vietnamese cookery class.
  • 6 Mar (Wed) Wed Ho Chi Minh City: Fly to HCMC and transfer to the Grand Saigon hotel. Visit Ben Thanh Market. Visit Notre Dame Cathedral, the Central Post Office. Dinner.
  • 7 Mar (Thur) Ho Chi Minh City: Depart Ho Chi Minh City (or take extension to Cambodia)

Tour cost

US$2,893 per person sharing, excluding international flights and transfers

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