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26/01/2018 - 16:29

Improving health care performance for women in the community

That is the impact delivered by the project “Establishing healthcare models for women and improving midwifery’s capacity at the grassroots level” funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan through the Vietnam Association of Midwives (VAM) and Japanese Organization for International Co-operation in Family Planning (JOICFP), concluded on Jan 25 in Hue city

Ms. Naomi Amke, Project Director in Vietnam exchanging experiences at the conference

From March 2015 to March 2018, the project has driven its intervention to 15 districts of Thua Thien Hue, Quang Tri and Quang Binh provinces, distributing and boosting efficiency of reproductive health care for the communities, especially for women in remote and disadvantaged areas.

Specifically, the project has trained 60 trainers to set up women health care models and more than 253 midwives at grassroots level on counseling and reproductive healthcare skills for women, and organized educational consultation for nearly 2,500 women to improve reproductive health knowledge. At the same time, it has deployed dozens of medical campaigns to 56 communes to deliver essential medical services for more than 8,020 women in need.

At the conference, representatives from local authorities proposed that VAM and JOICFP sustain their coordination, experience sharing, and replication of the reproductive health counseling and service models throughout the country in the coming time.

Story and photo: Minh Thuong