Research Center for Inclusion

Formerly known as NLR Mekong

Roundtable meeting “Enhancing awareness on sexual and reproductive health for deaf people in Vietnam”

In the morning of September 26, 2019, the Vietnam Association for Education for All (VAEFA) in collaboration with the Department of Maternal and Child Health, Ministry of Health, Research Center for Inclusion (RCI) and The Hanoi Deaf Association (HAD) organized a meeting “Enhancing awareness on reproductive health and sex for deaf people in Vietnam” at the meeting room of E3 Building, Trung Tu Diplomatic Compound, No. 6 Dang Van Ngu Street, Hanoi.

The meeting took place within the framework of the project of the same name by 3 Australian alumni represented by Ms. Nguyen Thanh Thuy – Director of RCI and sponsored by the Australian Government through the Australian Alumni Support Fund.

Under the leadership of the Department of Maternal and Child Health, Ministry of Health and the participation of the National Special Education Center – Vietnam Academy of Educational Sciences, Central Youth Union, United Nations Population Fund National (UNFPA) and non-governmental organizations (CBM, MSI, HKI, LIGHT…), Advocacy Board set up Vietnam Deaf Association and Sign Language Translation Services Company (SCDeaf), parties discussed the state of reproductive health for deaf and hard of hearing people and made recommendations to strengthen communication on reproductive health care for deaf and deaf people through appropriate forms, Sign language is the language of the Deaf and information sharing to connect hospitals and health facilities with Sign Language interpretation services, to help communicate with hearing impaired patients and patients. Deafness is favorable.

Mr. Nguyen Duc Vinh, Director of Maternal and Child Health Department, Ministry of Health emphasized: “The Ministry of Health provides services to everyone, regardless of target groups. Health professionals need to know how to approach and provide appropriate services to specific groups of patients so that “no one will be left behind”.

The content of the meeting was reflected in the report of People’s Television “Lighting up the faith”: