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

Date added: 11/01/2007
Downloads: 15004
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.

Study on the correnlation between household environmental, household water supply, mothers' hygine behavior for children under 5 and the of child nutrition in Viet Nam

Date added: 03/20/2012
Downloads: 13860
Study on the correnlation between household environmental, household water supply, mothers' hygine behavior for children under 5 and the of child nutrition in Viet Nam

The great achievements of Vietnam in reducing the rate of malnutrition in children were recorded in the National Malnutrition Prevention and Control Program. In 1994, the rate of malnutrition in children under 5 accounted for 45%, and that in 2008 was reduced to 19.9%. UNICEF considered this result impressive, and Vietnam was the country in which the child malnutrition rate was reduced most rapidly in the Asian – Pacific region.

The National Strategy for Nutrition for 2001-2010 was approved with comprehensive aspects for improving child nutritional status. One of the interventions of the National Malnutrition Prevention and Control Program is to apply environmental sanitation, use clean water sources, and ensure routine de-worming, and practice hand-washing before eating, after urinating and defecating. However, up to present, the studies on the relation between the malnutrition of children under 5 and environmental sanitation, clean water sources, and
knowledge and practice of mothers on personal hygiene have been insufficient in both quantity and quality. Even in the 2010 General Nutrition Survey, the focus was to study the relation between the factors of breast-feeding, feeding children and the malnutrition of children. The relation between the situation of daily-living water supply, household latrines, KAP on personal hygiene of mothers and the malnutrition of children was not mentioned. Therefore, this study was selected by UNICEF and MOH.

Socio-economic development plan social audit toolkit

Date added: 03/29/2013
Downloads: 13265
Socio-economic development plan social audit toolkit

This Toolkit was produced over almost a three year period (2010-2012) under the Project on Capacity Building for Social Audits of the Socio-economic Development Plans between UNICEF and the Ministry of Planning and Investment in Viet Nam. The process of developing this Toolkit benefited from direct and indirect support
from many individuals.

UNICEF and the Ministry of Planning and Investment would like to thank the various consultants and staff of the Oversees Development Institute (ODI) for developing this Toolkit. In addition, this Toolkit also went through extensive consultation and review from a wide range of technical staff and advisors from UNICEF and the Ministry of Planning and Investment.

Specifically, special thanks are due to the following individuals for their contributions and inputs to the development of this Toolkit: Overseas Development Institute: Helen Banos-Smith, Bernard Gauthier, Katie Heller, Louise Mailloux, Sue Newport, Lance Roberson, Gopakumar Thampi, Carol Watson, Caroline Harper, Nicola Jones, Paola Pereznieto, Evie Browne, Sylvia Nwamaraihe, Thomas Trafalgar Aston.

Ministry of Planning and Investment: Nguyen Quang Thang, Nguyen Tuong Son, Ho Minh Chien, Le Quang Hung and Dang Van Nghi. UNICEF: Paul Quarles Van Ufford, Samman J. Thapa, Vu Manh Hong, Ewout Erik Stoefs, Pham Thi Lan, Nguyen Thi Thanh An, Nguyen Ngoc Trieu.

Click to download each sub-manual bellow:

  1. Child Rights-Based Social Audit Manual: A social audit tool to monitor the progress of Viet Nam’s Social and Economic Development Plan
  2. Citizen report card manual: A social audit tool to monitor the progress of Viet Nam’s Socio-Economic Development Plan
  3. Community scorecard manual: A social audit tool to monitor the progress of Viet Nam’s Socio-Economic Development Plan
  4. Gender audit manual: A social audit tool to monitor the progress of Viet Nam’s Socio-Economic Development Plan
  5. Public Expenditure Tracking Survey Manual: A social audit tool to monitor the progress of Viet Nam’s Social and Economic Development Plan

Social health insurance as a means to achieving universal coverage and more equitable health outcome

Date added: 01/04/2012
Downloads: 13396
Social health insurance as a means to achieving universal coverage and more equitable health outcome

This technical assessment was aimed at reviewing the implementation of the Health Insurance Law in Viet Nam with focus on marginalized groups including children under six, the poor and the near-poor and ethnic minority groups.

 

Overall, Viet Nam has made considerable progress in improving economic and social well-being such as reducing the absolute poverty rate and attaining rapid and sustained economic growth. Epidemiologically, Viet Nam has been experiencing a transition to that of a developing country with an increased prevalence of non-communicable diseases. Financially, key expenditures on health have been increasing. Specifically, total health expenditure as a percentage share of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) increased slightly from 4.9% in 1998 to 6.4% in 2008, mainly as a result of increases in government and social security expenditures on health. The poor and children under six have been considered vulnerable groups in health financing policies in general, and in health insurance, in particular.

Situation analysis of children: in Ho Chi Minh city - Viet Nam 2017

Date added: 11/21/2017
Downloads: 3896
Situation analysis of children: in Ho Chi Minh city - Viet Nam 2017

The 2017 Situation Analysis (SitAn) on Children in Ho Chi Minh City was prepared as a first step of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee’s commitment to pursue the establishment of Child Friendly City (CFC) to guarantee the rights of every child and to implement the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). This report is part of the Programme of Cooperation between Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee/Department of Planning and Investment (DPI) and UNICEF/Social Policy and Governance

Programme.

The research, writing and analysis was conducted by Sharmila Kurukulasuriya, Nguyen Phong, Phan Huong and Tran Minh Gioi. A Ho Chi Minh City SitAn committee comprised of city government officials and technical experts chaired by the DPI guided theprocess.

In 2015, the Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST), an international non-government organization focused on capacity building and research, drafted an initial report on a series of consultations with key stakeholders as well as children. This report drew on this research work. Under the leadership of the City People’s Committee and UNICEF Viet Nam, inputs were received from experts at the DPI, Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (DOLISA), Department of
Education and Training (DOET), Department of Health (DOH), Department of Water Supply and Sanitation, City Statistics Office, Department of Finance (DOF), Department of Justice (DOJ), Department of Public Security (DPS), Office of Sustainable Poverty Reduction, Institute for Development Studies, Youth Union and the People’s Court.

The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee and UNICEF Viet Nam would like to sincerely thank all those who contributed to this publication.

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WORLD AIDS DAY MESSAGE 2017

1 December 2017

Michel Sidibé
Executive Director of UNAIDS
Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations

This World AIDS Day, we are highlighting the importance of the right to health and the challenges that people living with and affected by HIV face in fulfilling that right.


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Community spaces design contest for an exciting hanoi

Ha Noi, October 17/10/2017 - Aiming at improving the living environment and bringing culture and art to the community towards a better urban future, United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) successfully developed the project “Promote participatory, community-based and youth-led approach in safe, greening public spaces in Hoan Kiem district toward a pro-poor, inclusive and sustainable urban development” (hereinafter called Public Spaces project) under the Block by Block program with Mojang, the makers of the videogame Minecraft.

 

Deadline for round 1: From 17/10/2017 to 04/11/2017 Extended to 9 November 2017


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Harsh punishment for child offenders doesn’t prevent further criminality

The age at which a child, can be held criminally liable is a controversial issue around the world. Within Viet Nam, this issue is currently being grappled with in the Penal Code amendments. Some argue that a "get tough on crime" approach is necessary to punish children to prevent further criminality.

However, international research shows that because of their developmental stages, labelling and treating children as criminals at an early age can have serious negative impacts on their development and successful rehabilitation.


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New Year Greetings from the United Nations Resident Coordinator a.i. in Viet Nam

 

On the occasion of New Year 2017, on behalf of the United Nations family in Viet Nam I wish to reiterate our appreciation and express our warmest wishes to our partners and friends throughout the country. We wish our partners and their families in Viet Nam peace, prosperity, good health and happiness in the coming year.

As we enter the second year of the Sustainable Development Goals era, we look forward to continuing our close cooperation for the sake of Viet Nam’s future development; one which is inclusive, equitable and sustainable, with no one left behind.

Youssouf Abdel-Jelil
United Nations Resident Coordinator a.i. in Viet Nam


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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message for World AIDS Day, observed on 1 December

 

Thirty-five years since the emergence of AIDS, the international community can look back with some pride.  But we must also look ahead with resolve and commitment to reach our goal of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030.

There has been real progress in tackling the disease. More people than ever are on treatment.  Since 2010, the number of children infected through mother to child transmission has dropped by half. Fewer people die of AIDS related causes each year.  And people living with HIV are living longer lives.

The number of people with access to life-saving medicines has doubled over the past five years, now topping 18 million. With the right investments, the world can get on the fast-track to achieve our target of 30 million people on treatment by 2030.  Access to HIV medicines to prevent mother to child transmission is now available to more than 75 per cent of those in need.



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