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Dreaming of a life without hunger

The nutritional programs in Phu Yen and Savannakhet in a nutshell We help villagers grow nutrient-rich crops on a plot of land next to their home. We teach mothers how to prepare the new vegetables. T

Medical Committee Netherlands-Vietnam contributes to COVID-19 fight in Quang Tri

(VNT) – The Medical Committee Netherlands-Vietnam (MCNV) presented assistance totaling VND 13 million (USD 558) to the central province of Quang Tri to help them effectively fight against the CO

✈️🧳Important information on rapid reduction of flights from Vietnam

The Embassy in Hanoi and Consulate General in HCMC of the Kingdom of the Netherlands on March 20th announce: The Embassy in Hanoi and Consulate General in HCMC of the Kingdom of the Netherlands advice

Guidance on stopping the spread of COVID-19

Vietnam’s latest guidance on stopping the spread of COVID-19 is now available in English. Issued by the Ministry of Health of Vietnam on March 19, the series gives detailed instruction on self-i

Vietnam suspends visas for foreign travellers starting March 18

In light of coronavirus spread concerns, Vietnam will temporarily suspend visa issuance for foreigners entering the country for a period of 30 days starting Wednesday (March 18). More information: htt

Zoom in on a life-changing project in Binh Dai (Ben Tre province)

In over the last 10 years, in Binh Dai District, Ben Tre Province, there is a project that has been providing life-changing instrument for thousands of women to rise against poverty… From povert

Donor tour 2020 cancelled

Unfortunately, this week we had to decide to cancel the donor tour in April. It is very unfortunate and sad for all who were so much looking forward to this trip. Donors, as well as the MCNV colleague

Skill training benefits members of credit groups in Binh Dai (Ben Tre province)

15 credit group leaders and prospective clients of the Micro Credit and Saving project in Binh Dai district, Ben Tre province have recently completed a 3-day workshop on microfinance skills. The train

MCNV promotes the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, December 3rd

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities, December 3rd, was innitiated by the World Programme of Action Concerning Disabled Persons and adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1992

Donor tour 2020 fully booked!

Our next tour, taking place in April 2020, visiting several project sites in Vietnam and Lao PDR and touring the amazing nature of both countries, is fully booked already. Interested in joining our ne

order MCNV calender 2020 now

The calender 2020 contains beautiful pictures and an overview of our projects in Lao PDR and Vietnam. Programs for a better health, sufficient and nutritious food and better resilience; all ingredient

MCNV paves the way for Occupational Therapy in Vietnam

In order to support millions of patients or clients in their social integration and rehabilitation, the Medical Committee Netherlands-Vietnam (MCNV), for the last 3 years, has been working relentlessl

MCNV’S calculations work in Phu Yen and Nong

Better food + less sickness = less poverty In Phu Mo, Phu Yen province and in Nong, Savannakhet province (Laos), MCNV supervises two projects to combat child malnutrition. Our approach to the problems

MCNV was honored and awarded with the Certificate of Merit by the People’s Committee of Phu Yen Province for its great contributions to the development of Phu Yen Province!

Today, November 1st, 2019, at 105A Quan Thanh, Ba Dinh, Hanoi, the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations (VUFO) cooperated with the People’s Committee of Phu Yen Province to organize successfull

Visit to Laos and Vietnam

Pieter van den Hombergh is a member of MCNV’s Supervisory Board, since 2016. After a brief flirtation with MCNV as a student in 1968, he became a tropical doctor and worked in Tanzania and Kenya. La

Working together, out of poverty together!

As soon as we cross the bridge over the Mekong River, the landscape changes. We enter the southern coastal province of Ben Tre, on our way to Binh Dai district. The many waterways make it impossible h

School based mental health care: MCNV’s pilot model in Quang Tri

On December 21st 2018, an evaluation workshop on the School-based Mental Health Care Project took place at Huu Nghi Hotel in Dong Ha City, Quang Tri Province. Representatives of MCNV, Provincial Depar

50 years MCNV: untold stories

Another article about MCNV on the occasion of the 50th anniversary is posted on the Vietnam Times of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations. Information and stories about MCNV’s former ad

MCNV celebrates 50 Years in Amsterdam

Some 175 guests attended the 50th anniversary of MCNV in Amsterdam. Donors from the very first days of MCNV, Mr. Pham Toan Thang and Mr. Nguyen Hai Tinh from the Embassy of Vietnam, staff from Vietnam

Short documentary on CANTEEN project

This summer, Dutch journalist Frans Glissenaar travelled to Nong district in Lao PDR to make a documentary on our CANTEEN project. The result of his journey is a so-called IPhone documentary, shot com