Approving the non-refundable ODA "I thrive" project of CCIHP Center funded by USAID

Posted at: MONday - 18/03/2019 14:30 - post name: Cộng tác viên


The project "Interdisciplinary Rehabilitation Services Supporting Children with Intellectual and Developmental disabilities to thrive" (abbreviation for I thrive) has been approved at Decision No. 171 / QD-LHHVN dated February 26, 2019 by Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations (VUSTA) for Center for Creative Initiatives in Health and Population (CCIHP Center), a scientific and technological organization under VUSTA, with non-refundable ODA funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The project will be implemented in Thua Thien Hue and Quang Nam provinces for a period of 3 years, from November 2018 to October 2021, with a total funding of approximately $ 2 million. CCIHP Center coordinates with the Ministry of Health, the Medical Committee Netherlands-Vietnam (MCNV) and other domestic and foreign partnerships.

The overall goal of project is to develop accessible, good quality and sustainable interdisciplinary rehabilitation services to support people living with disability, especially children (up to the age of 16) living with intellectual and developmental disability to thrive and reach their full potential.

To achieve the long-term goal above, the project will support to improve professional capacity for in-service health workers in rehabilitation at the provincial and district levels in the field of therapy, speech therapy and physical therapy through short-term training courses with on-the-spot live learning and online materials referencing.

At the same time, the project supports the development of a model of interdisciplinary rehabilitation services at provincial hospitals and promotes interventions for children with intellectual and developmental disability with parents involved, of which consideration of gender sensitivity and gender-based violence prevention for children and families; development and improvement the content of technical guidance on rehabilitation and care of children with intellectual and developmental disability, especially for children with autism spectrum disorders.

As the governing body, VUSTA will work closely with relevant ministries to monitor and supervise the project implementation to ensure the achievement of the project's results and objectives.

Author: DIC, VUSTA
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