The President’s Volunteerism & Philanthropy Awards (PVPA) is the pinnacle award and platform to recognise individuals, organisations and leaders who have achieved excellence in giving.
This year, the PVPA has a new City of Good Award category for cross-sector partnerships that yield significant and sustainable impact and effectiveness, resulting in lasting contributions to society.
The winner of this award, the Paediatric Emergency and Neonatal Care Project, is a partnership between SingHealth and Singapore International Foundation. The Project saw a care team from KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH) successfully train 280 healthcare workers from seven hospitals in Surabaya, Indonesia, and equip them with critical skills to better respond to medical emergencies in newborns and children. This was done through clinical training workshops, leadership dialogues, symposia and community outreach efforts.
The Project is expected to benefit 50,000 young patients annually, in line with Indonesia’s national goal of reducing the mortality rate of infants and children under the age of five.
Indonesian participants engaging with the KKH care team (in orange) during a live demonstration at a training workshop in 2018/2019. *Photos were taken pre-COVID-19.Photo credit: Singapore International Foundation
The SingHealth and KKH team members are as follows:
Prof Victor Samuel Rajadurai (Project Leader)
Senior Consultant, Department of Neonatology, KK Women's and Children's Hospital
Director, International Collaboration Office, SingHealth
Dr Arif Tyebally (Project Co-Leader)
Senior Consultant Department of Emergency Medicine, KK Women's and Children's Hospital
Country Lead and Senior Manager International Collaboration Office, SingHealth
Dr Yip Wai Yan
Dr Junaidah Badron,
Staff Physician Department of Emergency Medicine, KK Women's and Children's Hospital
Lim Bee Leong
Senior Nurse Clinician, Special Care Nursery, KK Women's and Children's Hospital
Asst Director, Office of Strategy Management and International Collaboration Office, KK Women's and Children's Hospital
Shermin Lim Si Min, Senior Manager, Office of Strategy Management, KK Women's and Children's Hospital
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