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 in Quang Tri Province, where MCNV and stakeholders reviewed high school students' MH situation, the project results and future directions.

MCNV’s 50th Anniversary in Hanoi

This video shows the celebration of 50th anniversary on November 16th, 2018. The event took place at the International Convention Center in Hanoi with the participation of about 150 guests representatives of ministries, sectors, diplomatic agencies, press, and international and local organisations. On this occasion MCNV honorably received the fourth Order of Friendship from the President of Vietnam. Please follow this link to watch the video: //

Talk Vietnam on VTV4 about MCNV 50 years

The history of MCNV over the past 50 years was lively told by Ad Spijkers and Ron Marchand on VTV4’s Talk Vietnam on December 2nd 2018. A YouTube version of this TV show is now available. Enjoy watching at: //

MCNV on VTV4’s Talk Vietnam

A lot of interesting information and stories related to the work of MCNV in Vietnam were dialogued on the VTV4’s show “Talk Vietnam” yesterday evening December 2nd. Thanks so much to Ad Spijkers and Ron Marchand for sharing human-interest stories and significant milestones throughout the MCNV’s history. A link to the show can be found here.


”Tomorrow” is a video about the real situations and MCNV’s interventions in adolescent health care, including mental health and sexual and reproductive health, in Quang Tri province, Vietnam. While mental disorders become more prevalent among high school students in plain areas, early marriage and pregnancy at adolescence have been a common problem among ethnic minority adolescent girls living in remote mountainous areas. Watch this video to explore more: //

Circles of Companionship

”Circles of companionship”: a sharp video telling this history and development of MCNV. Many thanks to VTV4 and the involved organisations and individuals for helping us make this production! Founded on 18th November 1968, MCNV has been accompanying with Vietnam for the past 5 decades. In recognition of MCNV’s contributions, yesterday November 16th in Hanoi the Government of Vietnam granted the 4th Medal of Frienship to MCNV on the occasion of MCNV’s 50th anniversary. Enjoy watching the video at: //


Children under 5 years old, mostly of ethnic minority groups, in remote areas of Phu Yen province, Vietnam are malnourished due to their parents’ limited knowledge in nutrition and unhealthy practices in child caring and feeding. MCNV helps to improve this situation through a Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture (NSA) approach. Watch this video for more information: //

Supporting ethnic minority adolescent girls in remote areas

Adolescent girls of ethnic minority groups Bru Van Kieu and Pa Co in remote villages of Quang Tri are facing problems of school dropout, child marriage, unwanted pregnancy at adolescence and joblessness. This real situation seriously affects the future of adolescent girls. MCNV is making efforts to help them tackle these problems. Watch this video to understand more: //

Chances for inclusion

The short documentary film is about inclusive education for children with disability in Cao Bang. The Center for Rehabilitation and Inclusive Education is opening chances for education for more children with disability year after year.

Starting up again

The film followed poor women in Binh Dai district, Ben Tre province in their fish and mushroom production groups. This is an efficient method that MCNV is applying to improve climate change resilience through women entrepreneurship.

MCNV in brief

MCNV is an international NGO working on health, nutrition, sustainable production and mainstream education for children with disabilities.

Children with disabilities in Phu Yen

The Centre for Inclusive Education Development Support in Phu Yen, an MCNV’s partner, is making efforts in raising funds to set up vocational training facilities for children with disabilities. This video is an introduction to the Centre and calls for kind donations in response to the children’s need.

Tiny Flower’s Shop & Café

The film follows Hoa who runs her own shop and cafe in a small village. With the help of a micro-loan funded by MCNV she made her small business more viable and is now considering the next step of expansion to further increase her enterprise.

MCNV’s 40-years history

In 1968, the Dutch medical doctors Professor Jaap de Haas, Dr. Nick van Rhijn and Dr. Fred Groening founded the Medical Committee Netherlands-Vietnam. They were indignant about the Americans’ technological warfare in Vietnam and distressed by the suffering of the Vietnamese people.

Conquering Fansipan together

From 20-23 June 2013, MCNV and Royal Netherlands Embassy in Vietnam organized an event to “Conquering Fansipan together” to promote the inclusion of disabled people in society. Fansipan is dubbed “the Roof of Indochina” with the height of 3,143 metres.