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General Introduction

The main programmes of MCNV aim to provide comprehensive social and economic support to those who are often marginalised or excluded from the development process, making empowerment a key goal in all programmes.

Disability Program
Disability programme

The programme helps to ensure that people with disabilities receive comprehensive support to develop their potential and to create an enabling environment for their inclusion in the community.

Community managed Health Development
Community Managed Health Development

To improve the health and welfare of the people through empowering communities, promoting equity in development and improving the quality of life of disadvantaged people.

Community-managed Health Development
Community Managed Health & Livelihood Development

The programme aims to reduce poverty and to improve the health status among ethnic minorities in mountainous areas, through a community development approach that empowers the community to make decisions and plans to address their priority problems.

Human Resource for Health
Human Resources for Health

To improve the quality of training of health professionals in order to provide better health care, through better training methods and materials and increased relevance of the training to the needs of society, filling gaps in the existing curricula at medical and public health universities and at provincial secondary medical schools and college.

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LEARN: Using research to inform health policy in Laos

LEARN (Lao Equity through policy Analysis and Research Networks) is a 5 year program funded by the EU Commission to enhance the capabilities of public health institutes in Laos. Working together with a range of partners the program aims to ensure that the Laos National Institute of Public Health becomes a centre of excellence for […]

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Prevention and Treatment of Malaria

To further the understanding of the epidemiology of forest malaria and how to prevent it, with the ultimate aim to develop new methods that could lead to the elimination of malaria in Vietnam.

Micro-Finance programme

Microfinance interventions are mainly aimed at improving the livelihood of poor and disadvantaged people and communities; in some cases they are aimed at providing financial sustainability of programme interventions.

Reproductive and Sexual Health Right
Sexual and Reproductive Health & Rights

To protect the rights and promote the sexual and reproductive health of all including those who are underserved or marginalised, such as ethnic minorities, sexual minorities, the disabled, and the young and the old, partly by providing access to up-to-date information and services.

Women Empowerment

The goal of increasing women’s involvement in the development process of Vietnam through focusing on gender and empowerment is integrated into all MCNV programs. Special attention is paid to the vulnerable situation of marginalised women, such as victims of human trafficking and domestic violence, poor and disabled women and women living with HIV.

Transition in the East Alliance

To have stronger civil society organisations able to support marginalised groups in accessing their basic rights. To achieve improved economic status for marginalised groups, through microfinance and livelihood approaches in five countries. To ensure improved access to comprehensive health and social services for marginalised groups in five countries, including community-based care and mental health care

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Prevention and Treatment of Tuberculose

Vietnam is well known and appreciated around the world for the high quality of its National Tuberculosis Control Program. At the foundation of that program and during the first 20 years of its implementation, MCNV played a key role in both providing materials and building the system and the capacity to run it.

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EU supports research capacities in public health

On 29th January 2016, MCNV signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Health, represented by the Lao National Institute of Public Health (NIOPH) in Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR. The signing ceremony marks the official launch of Lao Equity through Policy Analysis and Research Networks (LEARN) Programme. This 5 year, 2.7 million Euro, programme, […]

New Board of Director MCNV

  In January 2016 Mr.Guus Paardekooper started as new Board of Director of MCNV. The first 3 months of 2016 he will work together with Pamela Wright to get introduced to MCNV. Guus has since his childhood a broad interest in subjects like gardening, farming, politics, and ‘getting to know the world’. Back then, he […]

Multi-stakeholder workshops on Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture

On 6 November in Vientiane, Laos and on 7 November in Hanoi, Vietnam, MCNV organized Multi-stakeholder workshops to prepare for a research project on “Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture” together with the Athena Institute of the Free University in Amsterdam, Netherlands. MCNV has for many years been implementing agriculture development projects among some of the poorest ethnic minority […]

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Turning towards the Sunlight

MCNV would like to thank all those who have been involved in this fnal evaluaton of our HIV program “Comprehensive PMTCT services for Especially Vulnerable Women in Vietnam”. In partcular the independent consultants who undertook the evaluaton, Jessica de Ruijter (lead consultant), Hong Anh Doan, and Hang Pham Thanh. Thanks must also go to the […]

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Bringing goods to remote villages

CMH&LD program has supported setting up Village Trading Shop right in the villages of Khanh Vinh district, Khanh Hoa province. These trading shops are very convenient for transactions of the poor villagers.

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MCNV in South East Asia (MAP)