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The midterm evaluation (MTE) of the Government of Viet Nam - United Nations Joint Programme (JP) to fight Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI)

Date added: 07/01/2009
Downloads: 13516
The midterm evaluation (MTE) of the Government of Viet Nam - United Nations Joint Programme (JP) to fight Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI)

The Government of Vietnam - United Nations Joint Programme (JP) to fight Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) was developed by the Government of Vietnam together with United Nations (UN) Agencies to address the immediate emergency support needed to control the current outbreak. This programme includes two phases with estimated total cost of the Joint Programme is US$23.1 million for Phase I and Phase II combined. The overall objective of the programme is “To reduce the health risk to humans from avian influenza by controlling the disease at source in domestic poultry, by detecting and responding promptly to human cases, and by preparing for the medical consequences of a human pandemic”.

The midterm evaluation (MTE) of the JP Phase II is intended to: (i) Review progress of the JP towards its objectives and outcomes; (ii)Analyse the strengths and weaknesses of the management of the JP; (iii) Suggest adjustments to the programme (if needed); and (iv) Recommend concrete measures for improving the programme performance and achievement of the programme objectives and outcomes. In general, the Joint Programme has had impact on coordinating within and across the UN agencies and Ministries of the Government of Vietnam. Specifically, coordination between implementing agencies of the JP has been improved with a more holistic approach to solving a critical health issue for Vietnam and the region. In addition, HPAI control is improved due at least in part to the efforts of the JP and the concept of sustainable ecosystem health (managing the interface of animals, humans, and the environment) to prevent emerging infectious disease is present in bits and pieces of activities throughout the JP. Moreover, a number of key recommendations have been proposed for further improvign the JP.

The apparel and footwear sector and children in Viet Nam

Date added: 06/06/2017
Downloads: 5057
The apparel and footwear sector and children in Viet Nam

This work was made possible by a generous grant from The Walt Disney Company

Vietnam's apparel and footwear sector has seen fast growth over the past years and it plays an important role in national socio-economic development as the country's second largest export sector, accounting for more than one quarter of the value of all Vietnam's exports. It is the country's largest source of formal private sector jobs and a majority of workers are women. It therefore has a huge impact on children – not only directly as potential workers in the industry or in the informal sectors that grow around the industry, but also indirectly as a major employers of parents and caregivers; affecting the livelihood of millions of families. UNICEF seeks to address key concerns for children through a targeted initiative starting with an assessment to build a comprehensive understanding and evidence of the multiple ways in which children's rights are affected in the apparel and footwear sector in Ho Chi Minh City and surrounding areas, both inside and beyond factory gates.

The assessment includes an analysis of key drivers and underlying root causes, and recommendations on steps companies can take to mitigate adverse and strengthen positive impacts to help implement effective and targeted interventions and develop guidance material, including of good practices on child-friendly business in the footwear and apparel supply chain, at the local and international levels.

The assessment was carried out in 2016 and is based on publically available resources and field research involving stakeholder interviews, factory visits, direct observations and exploratory research to validate the desk study findings and identify additional impacts. Geographic scope focused on the apparel and footwear industry in Ho Chi Minh City (Binh Tan and Thu Duc districts) and surrounding provinces including Dong Nai, Binh Duong, Binh Phuoc, Long An and Vung Tau.

Survey report: Actual Situation and Management Mechanism of Independent, Private Child Care Groups in Viet Nam

Date added: 12/29/2016
Downloads: 5573
Survey report: Actual Situation and Management Mechanism of Independent, Private Child Care Groups in Viet Nam

Over the past years, private child care centres and family-based child care groups have been booming in Viet Nam to meet the public demand for under 3-year old child care as public education cannot accommodate fully these children. There have been many concerns about quality related issues of these groups/centres including but not limited to abuse, violence, unsafety, malnutrition, obesity, intellectual delay, etc. As such, this study looks into the actual situation of these groups/centres and to recommend solutions to remove existing barriers that hinders early childhood development especially of children under 3-years old in Viet Nam. The study was conducted by the Early Childhood Education Research Centre under the Viet Nam National Institute of Educational Science, with support from UNICEF Viet Nam since 2015. Field visits were made to six provinces represented three typical areas in Viet Nam, namely densely populated areas (Ha Noi, Nghe An), industrialized zones (Binh Duong, Vinh Phuc) and ethnic minority areas (Lao Cai, Gia Lai).

Summary: National Survey on Sanitation and Hygiene in Viet Nam

Date added: 03/24/2008
Downloads: 17901
Summary: National Survey on Sanitation and Hygiene in Viet Nam

Viet Nam has made significant progress over the past decades in providing rural population with safe water supply and sanitation facilities. Nevertheless, the progress with sanitation and hygiene has been less impressive with concerns for the quality and use of household, school and public sanitary facilities. In order to set a national benchmark, Ministry of Health (MOH) in 2005 issued a decision (08/2005/QD-BYT) outlining the hygiene sanitation standard.

This National Baseline Survey on the Environmental Sanitation and Hygiene Situation in Viet Nam is the first national survey that has applied the hygienic sanitation standards as outlined in the Decision 08/2005/QD-BYT. It provides an overview of the coverage of hygienic latrines in rural households, schools and other public places. The survey presents the current situation of water usage, sanitation and hygiene practice at households, schools, and other public places in rural Viet Nam. The data collected was analyzed in various ecological regions and among different population groups.The final report was reviewed and approved by MOH’s scientific committee.

The findings from this survey will be used as a reference for further interventions, supervision, and evaluation for the National Target Programme on Rural Water Supply and Environmental Sanitation in the second phase (NTP II). The data also will be used for implementation and evaluation the cooperation programme between MOH and UNICEF in the period 2006-2010. Moreover, the results of the survey will be useful baseline to assess achievements of the countries on Viet Nam Development Goals (VDGs) and Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

The survey was conducted by MOH with the participation of Viet Nam Administration of Preventive Medicine (VAPM), and Water Supply and Sanitation Reference  Centre (WSRC) of Thai Binh Medical College, with technical as well as financial support from UNICEF.

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Summary Report: General Nutrition Survey 2009-2010

Date added: 04/04/2012
Downloads: 14194
Summary Report: General Nutrition Survey 2009-2010

Assessment of nutrition status, food consumption and monitoring of related factors are worldwide paid attention. The progress or problems existing in health-nutrition through nutritional and health indicators recommended by WHO, UNICEF, FAO should be monitored for the purpose of developing early interventions and effective prevention strategies. In Asia, there are still many challenges threaten the nutritional health status of people in some countries. Meanwhile, many countries - including Vietnam - have achieved remarkable success in hunger - poverty reduction and reduce the of malnourished prevalence in children.


Heading into the next decade, the conduction of General Nutrition Survey (GNS) every 10 years is required for the purpose to assess the current nutritional situation and to analysis correlative factors and identify the risk factors. The survey results were used as an evidence bases for development of Action Plan for Nutrition in new period 2011-2020. The objective of this GNS is to assess nutritional status, household food consumption and other nutrition related issues in Vietnamese people, particularly children under 5 years old. This survey has been implemented in 512 randomly selected communes of 432 districts in 64 provinces (the administrative boundaries of provinces and cities in Vietnam before 2008). The data collection method mainly consists of interviewing, anthropometric measurement, 24-hours dietary recall and basic information of the health centres at communal, district and provincial levels. The provincial survey teams were responsible for the data collection and data checking before transferring to NIN for data cleaning and entering. Data analyzed by using Stata 11 with cluster sampling survey correction with the assistance of an international data analysis expert. The anthropometric indicators of children were analyzed based on WHO 2007 standard reference.

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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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