In november 2018 is het 50 jaar geleden dat MCNV is opgericht, vijf decennia waarin heel veel is bereikt op het gebied van gezondheid en armoedebestrijding in Vietnam. In dit jubileumjaar organiseert MCNV opnieuw een donateursreis, de 15de reis op rij!
Workshop “Development of a training framework for a Speech and Language Therapy Training course at Master’s degree level in Vietnam”
From 2017 to 2022, through the DISTINCT project managed by VietHealth, MCNV received a fund from USAID to run a project on speech and language therapy (SALT) education development in Vietnam. The project aims at establishing a solid foundation for the development of an official education system of SALT profession in Vietnam. The University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Ho Chi Minh city (UMP) and Da Nang University of Medical Technology and Pharmacy (DUMTP) are two partners in this project. The Trinh Foundation Australia (TFA) participates in this Project as a technical consulting partner to MCNV.
In three days, from 13rd to 15th December 2017, in HCM city, with the technical facilitation and support from TFA, MCNV and UMP organized a workshop on the “development of a Training Framework for a Speech and Language Therapy Training course at the Master’s Degree level in Vietnam”. The workshop is to develop a training framework and a training plan for a clinical-based Master’s degree course in SALT which is comparable with international courses and suitable with Vietnamese context.
December comes with the cold freeze of winter, but teachers and students at the Cao Bang Rehabilitation and Inclusive Education Centre (RIEC) felt so warm and full of love during celebrations for the International Day of People with Disability on the December 3rd.
Schools are often enjoyable places for children to develop and learn, but they can also be very stressful environments particularly around exam time.
Rehabilitation has been developed in Vietnam for more than 40 years; however, Occupational Therapy (OT) is still a new field. With the support from USAID, MCNV has been implementing a 5 year project in OT training development in Vietnam.
On the 5th December 2017, Dr Pham Dung, MCNV’s Country Director in Vietnam, was awarded the Medallion for People’s Health in recognition of his outstanding dedication to improving the well-being of people living with disability in Vietnam.
Over two days in November, volunteers from HSBC visited poor communes in Quang Tri province to help organize communication sessions on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) for poor ethnic minority girls and their parents.
In 2016, Vietnam suffered an environmental disaster due to a major chemical spill of the coast of Quang Tri. It decimated fish stocks and destroyed the livelihoods of poor fishermen and their families.
On the 22nd and 23th November MCNV and its partners from the LEARN programme went to Yangon, Myanmar to participate in the 9th International Conference on Public Health among Greater Mekong Sub-regional countries (ICPH-GMS).