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Summary of the Review of Logistics and Distribution of AI related IEC Materials

Date added: 11/01/2007
Downloads: 7800
Summary of the Review of Logistics and Distribution of AI related IEC Materials Viet Nam has been one of the hardest hit countries by Avian Influenza. The first outbreak in both the avian and human populations was reported at the end of 2003 and the government of Viet Nam officially declared the presence of avian influenza on 8 January 2004. Since then, the virus has spread through bird populations in almost every city and province in Viet Nam. The country’s fatality rate for AI infection is one of the highest in the region.

Public awareness and behavior change communication have been a vital and cross-cutting component of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI or AI) control since the outbreaks began in 2003. Public awareness and BCC has also been identified as a crucial component in the Government’s policy framework to combat HPAI. It particularly formed a key and successful component of work in Phase I of the Joint Programme which led to the continuation of the component in the second phase of 2006-2010. Two major communication campaigns were launched by the Joint Programme during the pre-TET periods of 2005-2006 and 2006-2007, which included TV spots, radio/public address system messages, street posters, pamphlets, supply kits and newspaper inserts.  This report presents findings and recommendations of the review of the existing logistics and distribution network of AI IEC materials for further improvement of the distribution system in both non-outbreak and outbreak situations.

Fact Sheet on Clean Water, Hygiene and Sanitation (WASH) in Viet Nam

Date added: 10/15/2010
Downloads: 7838
Fact Sheet on Clean Water, Hygiene and Sanitation (WASH) in Viet Nam

Background on Global Handwashing Day

The practice of hand-washing with soap tops the international hygiene agenda on October 15, with the celebration of Global Hand-washing Day (GHWD). Since its inception in 2008 – which was designated as the International Year of Sanitation by the UN General Assembly – Global Hand-washing Day has been echoing and reinforcing the call for improved hygiene practices worldwide.

Fast Facts and Figures about Handwashing

Date added: 10/15/2010
Downloads: 7913
Fast Facts and Figures about Handwashing
  • Over 1.5 million children under five die each year as a result of diarrhoea.  It is the second most common cause of child deaths worldwide.
  • Handwashing with soap at critical times - including before eating or preparing food and after using the toilet - can reduce diarrhoea rates by more than 40 per cent.  
  • Handwashing with soap can reduce the incidence of acute respiratory infections (ARI’s) by around 23 per cent.

Project assessment report on the Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT)

Date added: 01/08/2010
Downloads: 8041
Project assessment report on the Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) The Support to Programme Activities for the Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) in Viet Nam (the Project) was implemented through the Government of Viet Nam (GOV) Ministry of Health (MOH) and Provincial and District Departments of Health (DOH) in five selected pilot districts, and with the support of UNICEF Viet Nam. Planning started in 2001, with implementation of a subproject Pilot component from June 2004 to December 2007. National level activities are planned to continue through 2010. The total cost of the Pilot was $M1.048.

The overall goal of the Project is to contribute to the reduction of transmission of HIV from motherto-child in Viet Nam, through a well-functioning PMTCT system, operating according to national standards, and incorporating strong participation from the community. The Project has five main objectives: (i) PMTCT agenda in Viet Nam advocated for, including building national capacity and development of the National Program of Action for PMTCT program; (ii) a model of PMTCT interventions created and tested that can be evaluated and later contribute to nation-wide scale-up activities by the Government of Vietnam; iii. pilot PMTCT project activities functioning in five provinces with high prevalence of HIV. Voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) services at pilot sites established; (iv) best community practices on HIV prevention through behavior change communication (BCC) activities promoted; and (v) best infant feeding practices, in particular, informed decision on feeding by HIV positive mothers promoted.

Making Social Audit work for Viet Nam: Key Findings and Lessons Learned from a Pilot of Four Social

Date added: 11/22/2011
Downloads: 8218
Making Social Audit work for Viet Nam: Key Findings and Lessons Learned from a Pilot of Four Social

A pilot involving four social audit tools was implemented in Viet Nam in 2010. Led by the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI), and supported by UNICEF, it aimed at building capacity for the social audit of the Socio-Economic Development Plan (SEDP) to enhance the its social performance, as expressed in its ability to deliver continued improvement in the living standards of Viet Nam’s population in general and of vulnerable groups in particular. This focus was on achieving this through improved Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) of social dimensions of the 2006-2010 SEDP, particularly focusing on poverty reduction, health services for children under six years old, and gender.

The Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM), under the authority of MPI, implemented the pilots with technical support of the UK-based Overseas Development Institute (ODI). CIEM also conducted a capacity assessment of government staff in using participatory methods for planning, monitoring and evaluation. Based on this and the lessons learned from the social audit pilots, a capacity development strategy has been developed. ODI has also developed a SEDP Social Audit Toolkit with detailed information on the four tools, based on the experience gained from piloting the tools in the Vietnamese context.

This report should be of interest to national and sub-national government officials in Viet Nam who are in charge of designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating public policies, programs and services. It should also be of interest to UNICEF and other multilateral and donor agencies that assist the government of Viet Nam in meeting its development objectives, and interested in methods/tools that allow for greater participation of citizens in assessing public policies and programs.

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