Friday 11 December 2020

Safe water, property damage, and education interventions for vulnerable communities affected by severe floods in Central Vietnam

Since the beginning of October, the provinces in the central Vietnam have experienced several tropical storms followed by heavy rains that caused severe widespread flooding and landslides. The most seriously affected provinces are Quang Binh, Quang Tri, Thua Thien Hue and Quang Nam. This series of disasters have damaged houses, schools, and crops.

Monday 7 December 2020

Severe floods affecting vulnerable households in Central Vietnam

We met Mrs. Gioi, 65 years old, at the head-office of Tan Ninh commune’s People's Committee where people were temporarily taking shelter due to the recent floods. Mrs. Gioi lives in the low-lying The Loc village, Tan Ninh commune, Quang Binh province. In this area, there are many places where the floodwater level remained over three meters high for more than seven days.
Thursday 12 November 2020

Rumor monitoring during COVID-19

Along with the pandemic itself, the spread of rumors and fake news have posed serious challenges to controlling the disease and endangered the lives of million people.

Wednesday 30 September 2020

Project “Strengthening Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) for COVID-19” Closing Workshop

On 25 September, the Ministry of Health in collaboration with Save the Children organized the closing workshop for the project “Strengthening Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) for COVID-19” under Breakthrough ACTION (BA), funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). About 80 representatives from the Ministry of Health, USAID, Save the Children, local partners from five targeted provinces (Son La, Yen Bai, Quang Binh, Quang Tri, Can Tho) and other international organizations participated in this workshop.

Wednesday 9 September 2020

Distribution of medical supplies and household kits in Da Nang

On August 27 & 28, in collaboration with Prudential, Eastspring and Red Cross, Save the Children have distributed medical supplies to the Department of Health in Da Nang. Face masks, hand sanitizers and PPE will be provided to patients and medical professionals at the frontline hospitals to minimize community transmission.