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Health

Program Goal: To improve equity in maternal and child health, reduce risks to human health, promote healthy lifestyles and respond to health determinants.

Our priorities in Health include:

  • Preventative health (health at home, school, and community): Research and strengthen interventions that address the improvement of health and nutrition outcomes in the first 1000 days to reduce child stunting, including support to the integrated areas of WASH, maternal and child health, and reducing adolescent pregnancies, and support young married couples to have proper knowledge on maternal and child health care and be ready to become parents. Improving the sexual & reproductive health, mental emotional health and wellbeing through life skill training for adolescent. This also includes the establishment of behaviour change approaches in WASH for rural areas, and consider the specific geographic, economic, and socio-cultural barriers in the ethnic minority, in order to promote uptake and sustainability of infrastructure and health promoting behaviours in these last-mile communities. Projects will build off each other at a program level, such as a child health and nutrition project being introduced to villages after initial WASH interventions have improved basic water and sanitation conditions.
  • Improved access to and quality of primary health care to underserved populations through capacity building for Commune Health Centre staff, supporting basic equipment needs, and piloting outreach models for health care in remote villages. This will focus on maternal and child health services including integrated health promotion and counselling.
  • Systems strengthening and linkages: Strengthening the management and governance of health services by working to build the capacity of district and provincial health departments, by improving planning, adoption of high impact technical approaches, and improving their links into rural and remote communities, as aligned with national plans of action.

You can learn more about ChildFund’s Health’s initiatives in the Stories section of our website.

Stories from our program areas

Hien’s journey of independence at the semi-boarding school

Hien’s journey of independence at the semi-boarding school

Hien is a Dao ethnic girl born and raised in Ngan Son district, Bac Kan province. Hien’s parents and two…
Hien’s journey of independence at the semi-boarding school
Technology application: A breakthough in child protection

Technology application: A breakthough in child protection

“Every year, the National Child Helpline receives and supports over 500 thousand calls. Despite considerable efforts, the processing of requests,…
Technology application: A breakthough in child protection
Meet Ngoc, a young woman with disability weaving her own dreams in Cao Bang province

Meet Ngoc, a young woman with disability weaving her own dreams in Cao Bang province

When Ngoc was two years old, she got sick with a high fever that led to full-body seizures. Life changed…
Meet Ngoc, a young woman with disability weaving her own dreams in Cao Bang province
Supporting students’ jump to primary school

Supporting students’ jump to primary school

A mix of excitement, nerves and sometimes tears – for many parents, schools and students, it can be hard to…
Supporting students’ jump to primary school
Dedication of a youth in ensuring child safety in the digital world

Dedication of a youth in ensuring child safety in the digital world

Sixteen-year-old Hong, from Hoa Binh, is a confident spokesperson. He represents his peers at youth events and forums, and speaks…
Dedication of a youth in ensuring child safety in the digital world
Empowering Parents, Nurturing Children

Empowering Parents, Nurturing Children

Twin sisters Lan and Hoa were born in 2019 in Vietnam. Since birth, they were malnourished and underweight. Their mother,…
Empowering Parents, Nurturing Children