The first Occupational Therapy (OT) networking workshop in Vietnam

On August 28, 2017, in collaboration with the Vietnam Rehabilitation Association (VINAREHA), MCNV organized the first OT networking workshop in Danang city with the participation of more than 65 OT practitioners and students from across the country and especially OT colleagues from Australia, Japan, UK and USA.

This workshop was an activity under the OT education development program in Vietnam – a component of the “Advancing Medical Care and Rehabilitation Education” project, and undertaken in collaboration between MCNV and Handicap International (HI) and granted by USAID from 2015 to 2020.


Considering as the first OT workshop in Vietnam, it aimed to kick-off the networking of OT professionals as well as create a platform where Occupational therapists can exchange experience in practice and research.

We do hope in the future, more OT conferences and workshops will be organized to bring more exchange opportunities to all OT practitioners in Vietnam.

Some photos from the workshop.

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On July 7 2017, MCNV Central Vietnam and the Phu Yen Department of Health organized the project launching workshop on Accessing the Malnutrition Prevention for Children at Ages under 5 based on Agriculture Solutions in the Mountainous in Phu Yen province, period 2017 – 2020 (the NSA project). More than 30 participants taking part in the workshop were members of the Provincial/District People’s Committee, Departments of Health, and other Departments of Education, Agriculture and Rural Development, as well as members of the Women’s Union at different levels. The workshop was organized to: i) share experience among community-based malnutrition prevention projects which were conducted by MCNV; ii) introduce the approach of Nutrition Improvement based on agricultural solutions, and present the cooperation on malnutrition prevention between MCNV and Phu Yen, period 2017 – 2020. The project is divided into three phases: i) Research between July 2017 and June 2018; ii) Pilot Intervention from July 2018 to December 2019; and iii) Evaluation, Conclusion and Duplication of the Model in 2020.

Mr. Do Quang Trung – Deputy Director of the Health Centre of Dong Xuan was presenting project activities

The workshop agreed on the implementation of the retrospective research at two communes, Xuan Lanh and Xuan Quang 2, where MCNV were supporting community-based malnutrition prevention projects, to compare with two communes Xuan Quang 1 and Phu Mo to find suitable interventions to duplicate the model to mountainous communes in Phu Yen, not only at Dong Xuan but also at Son Hoa and Song Hinh.

Mr. Nguyen Huu Tu – Vice President of the Dong Xuan People’s Committee was sharing his ideas in the workshop

After the workshop, the Phu Yen Department of Health would support to conduct research studies at provincial level. Researchers are members of the Department of Health, Department of Education, Women’s Union, Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and Department of Planning and Investment. These entities will cooperate with MCNV to carry out project activities.

Participants in the workshop

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Capacity Building on Mental Health Care and Treatment in Quang Tri

MCNV cooperated with Quang Tri Health Department and Da Nang Mental Health (MH) Hospital to organise a training workshop on basic mental disorder (MD) diagnosis and treatment for grassroots health care workers.

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On July 6-7 2017, the Sunflower Groups supported by MCNV organized a workshop on Social Health Insurance for People living with HIV.

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Meeting between MCNV and Vietnamese delegation in The Hague

On Sunday, July 9, MCNV had a meeting in The Hague with the Vietnamese delegation. The Prime Minster and other Ministers from Vietnam were in The Netherlands to talk about cooperation and exchange between Vietnam and the Netherlands.

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Promoting the inclusion of young people with disability in SRHR

The LICM project implemented by MCNV in Lao PDR is part of a larger program on inclusion called VOICE; for more information reference can be made to

LICM introduces communicative communication methods such as (shadow) drama, songs and cartoons as a means to facilitate dialogue between youngsters of vulnerable groups about SRHR and between youngsters and influential people and groups in society.

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MCNV’s attempts to tackle problems faced by ethnic minority adolescent girls

On June 30th 2017, at Khe Sanh town, Huong Hoa district, Quang Tri province, MCNV collaborated with the Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) Centre of Quang Tri province to organise a workshop to consult relevant stakeholders about the situation and solutions to health, education and social inclusion issues related to ethnic minority adolescent girls at Huong Hoa district.

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Link to MCNV Magazine 2017 number 2 (magazine in Dutch).

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Summary Annual Report and Annual Account 2015

Download Summary Annual Report and Annual Account 2015. In this document a summary of MCNV’s activities in 2015 are shown.



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