"Civil Society led promotion of reproductive healthcare services" project launched

14:10 28/08/2017

The project, funded by the European Union (EU) and ActionAid Vietnam (AAV), will be implemented from 2017 to 2021 in Dak Lak and Lam Dong provinces, providing spaces for civil society organizations-led actions to improve access to quality and gender responsive healthcare services for marginalized groups in ethnic and rural areas of Vietnam.


In order to improve access to quality and gender responsive healthcare services for marginalized groups in ethnic and rural areas of Vietnam, the project “Civil society-led promotion of reproductive healthcare services” will be co-implemented by ActionAid Vietnam and partners from 7/2017 to 7/2021, with the total budget of 800,000 Eur. 

 Project “Civil society-led promotion of reproductive healthcare services” was launched in Hanoi on August 18th.

The project aims at 95,320 final beneficiaries, which is equivalent to 60% of women and youth in the two districts of Krong Bong (Dak Lak province) and Lam Ha (Lam Dong province).

Ms. Hoang Phuong Thao, Country Director of ActionAid Vietnam said: “The highlight of the project is sexual and reproductive healthcare clinics establised and operated by civil society organizations. Uniquely, the marginalized community are empowered to use digital technology to monitor and feedback on the quality of public services through a smart phone application. This is the first clinque of its kind being implemented in the Central Highlands of Vietnam, contributing to  improved healthcare services for local women and youth".

The poor people, women and youth in remote areas find it almost impossible to enjoy good healthcare services

According to the United Nation Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA), Vietnam currently has 24.6 million young people (age 20-24), accounting for almost one third of the total population, the highest rate in the last few years. They tend to have sexual experience earlier, which leads to a high rate of unwanted pregnancies and unsafe abortions. 

The report of World Health Organization pointed out, Vietnam is one of the three countries with the highest abortion rates in the world. The demand for reproductive and sexual healthcare is very high, yet those available are inadequate, inaccessible and not gender responsive. The poor people, women and youth in remote areas find it almost impossible to enjoy.


By S.Thuong