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General Introduction

The main programmes of MCNV aim to provide comprehensive social and economic support to those who are often marginalised or excluded from the development process, making empowerment a key goal in all programmes.

Disability Program
Disability programme

The programme helps to ensure that people with disabilities receive comprehensive support to develop their potential and to create an enabling environment for their inclusion in the community.

Community managed Health Development
Community Managed Health Development

To improve the health and welfare of the people through empowering communities, promoting equity in development and improving the quality of life of disadvantaged people.

Community-managed Health Development
Community Managed Health & Livelihood Development

The programme aims to reduce poverty and to improve the health status among ethnic minorities in mountainous areas, through a community development approach that empowers the community to make decisions and plans to address their priority problems.

Human Resource for Health
Human Resources for Health

To improve the quality of training of health professionals in order to provide better health care, through better training methods and materials and increased relevance of the training to the needs of society, filling gaps in the existing curricula at medical and public health universities and at provincial secondary medical schools and college.

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LEARN: Using research to inform health policy in Laos

LEARN (Lao Equity through policy Analysis and Research Networks) is a 5 year program funded by the EU Commission to enhance the capabilities of public health institutes in Laos. Working together with a range of partners the program aims to ensure that the Laos National Institute of Public Health becomes a centre of excellence for […]

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Prevention and Treatment of Malaria

To further the understanding of the epidemiology of forest malaria and how to prevent it, with the ultimate aim to develop new methods that could lead to the elimination of malaria in Vietnam.

Micro-finance
Micro-Finance programme

Microfinance interventions are mainly aimed at improving the livelihood of poor and disadvantaged people and communities; in some cases they are aimed at providing financial sustainability of programme interventions.

Reproductive and Sexual Health Right
Sexual and Reproductive Health & Rights

To protect the rights and promote the sexual and reproductive health of all including those who are underserved or marginalised, such as ethnic minorities, sexual minorities, the disabled, and the young and the old, partly by providing access to up-to-date information and services.

Gender
Women Empowerment

The goal of increasing women’s involvement in the development process of Vietnam through focusing on gender and empowerment is integrated into all MCNV programs. Special attention is paid to the vulnerable situation of marginalised women, such as victims of human trafficking and domestic violence, poor and disabled women and women living with HIV.

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Transition in the East Alliance

To have stronger civil society organisations able to support marginalised groups in accessing their basic rights. To achieve improved economic status for marginalised groups, through microfinance and livelihood approaches in five countries. To ensure improved access to comprehensive health and social services for marginalised groups in five countries, including community-based care and mental health care

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Prevention and Treatment of Tuberculose

Vietnam is well known and appreciated around the world for the high quality of its National Tuberculosis Control Program. At the foundation of that program and during the first 20 years of its implementation, MCNV played a key role in both providing materials and building the system and the capacity to run it.

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News

Transdisciplinary research approaches to complex problems

Last month a variety of  Lao researchers and practitioners from different backgrounds gathered in Vientiane, Lao PDR to learn and practice transdisciplinary approaches to problem solving, as part of the EU LEARN programme, which is coordinated by MCNV. The workshop was hosted by the Laos National Institute of Public Health, and was expertly facilitated by […]

Four doctors from Laos commence their PhD studies at Vrije University, Netherlands

Last week, MCNV had the great pleasure to welcome four young Lao doctors to its Amsterdam office. The students are here to commence their PhD studies with Vrije University as part of the EU funded LEARN programme, which is managed by MCNV. The LEARN programme aims to build the capacity of Lao Public Health Institutes. […]

Disemminating a guideline on sexual and reproductive health for high school teachers in Dien Bien

A two-day workshop, from 8th to 9th Aug 2016, was organized in Dien Bien province by MCNV and the Provincial Department of Education and Training, aiming at introducing a guideline on sexual and reproductive health (SRH) to more than 60 high-school teachers who would later facilitate SRH education in their schools. The guideline, with 12 […]

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PUBLICATION

Barefoot guide “Embracing Practices of Inclusion”

You can download the Barefoot guide “Embracing Practices of Inclusion” here.

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VIDEO CLIP

Bringing goods to remote villages

CMH&LD program has supported setting up Village Trading Shop right in the villages of Khanh Vinh district, Khanh Hoa province. These trading shops are very convenient for transactions of the poor villagers.

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MCNV in South East Asia (MAP)