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Joined in connection for Vietnam community

In the morning of September 30th 2016, at the hall of the Southern Institute of Social Sciences (SISS),  taking place the conference “Exchange and connect to the network of social organizations working in the field of communication and share the project models implementing the whole population health insurance (HI) itinerary”.

The conference was taking place under the chairmanship of MSc Nguyen Thi Minh Chau (a Vice Director of the Center for Research and Consultancy for Development of the SISS), with the presence of a guest, Mr Do Van Thuyen (Manager of the Social Insurance Propaganda of Ho Chi Minh City) and 44 participants came from the centers, lecturers and students at the Universities in Ho Chi Minh (HCM) City. Firstly, the beginning section was scheduled for three centers for sharing: the Center for Health Consultation and Community Development (CHD), the Center for Social Work Community Development Research and Consultancy (SDRC) and the Center for Research and Consultancy for Development (CRCD). They presented about their achievements, the time working together, the experience and understanding to contribute jointly to the development of Vietnam community.

MSc Nguyen Thi Minh Chau states opening statement with delegates.

MSc Nguyen Hoang Yen (Director of CHD) presented the successful lessons and difficult problems in connecting the social organizations in HCM city from the past projects of the center. Specifically in project Research on trafficking in boys in Vietnam she said that in the initial searching process, everything was only about girls and women that were trafficked, but no cases in boys. Even she and CHD researchers did not think that CHD could interview up to 20 trafficked boys. But within four months of searching efforts, CHD officials had found and successfully interviewed 82 victims -trafficked boys in 12 provinces throughout the country. This success was achieved because of the true connection with individuals and organizations working in or  related to the counter human trafficking and/or child protection in Vietnam. The continued success is the collaboration with CRCD staff and the Transport Association of Ba Ria – Vung Tau province in the field research of The lifting safety project at the Cai Mep International Terminals in Ba Ria – Vung Tau province. As a result, 150 truck/ container drivers who were busy all days at the port and as well as leaders and officials of the transport companies were interviewed in Ba Ria – Vung Tau province.

MSc Nguyen Hoang Yen sharing about CHD

Following was the representative of SDRC, MA Nguyen Thi Ngoc Bich sharing about the project “Supporting and advising legal issues for migrant workers in HCM city“, connected with the Center for Youth Support  Workers of the HCM City Youth’s Union. A success of the center after the program implementation was contributed to raise awareness of law to the migrant workers in the city and protect their rights.

Finally, the presentation of  CRCD representative, MA Nguyen Thi Minh Chau shared on the topic: “Assessment of the effectiveness of the project model: The whole population health insurance in Khanh Hoa province“. This project was implemented by the CRCD in collaboration with the Department of Labor – Invalids and Social Affairs of province. The success was reached through three models in two communes, namely Ninh Tho and Ninh Phung that was the information transmission of the communication program and the spreading effects from the participants. However, the center still encountered difficulties in the implementation process. It was the restrictions on registration procedures, the quality of care provided at commune health centers and weak awareness of people on health insurance.

After listening to the CRCD’s presentation on the communication model on health insurance, all of the delegates and guests discussed the issue and gave suggestions to improve the communication activities of health insurance to the entire population.

Content and picture by: My Huyen.

The CHD  presentation was found in the following link:





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