Research Center for Inclusion

Formerly known as NLR Mekong

Screening Examination for People with Disabilities (May-Jun 2023)

Within the framework of the Inclusion 1 project for the period of 2023-2024, AAI (Alliance of All for Inclusion) has conducted a screening examination to identify the needs of people with disabilities and develop an intervention plan to ensure that the services provided meet the needs of the beneficiaries.

Between May 20th and June 15th, 2023, the activity took place in 07 project districts in 3 central provinces, namely Quang Tri (Gio Linh and Hai Lang districts), Thua Thien Hue (Phu Vang, Quang Dien and A Luoi districts), and Quang Nam (Nui Thanh and Dien Ban districts).

Khám sàng lọc/Screening Examination

(Screening Examination in Quang Tri Province)

Khám sàng lọc/Screening Examination

(Screening Examination in Thua Thien Hue Province)

Khám sàng lọc/Screening Examination

(Screening Examination in Quang Nam Province)

To prepare for the examination, AAI has cooperated with the People’s Committees and Health Centers of communes in the project districts to survey the needs, build lists of invitations to the examination, and make plans. screening examination. At the same time, the member organizations of AAI have held meetings with the Multidisciplinary Team and the technicians who will participate in the examination to assign specific work to each professional group (including rehabilitation doctors, technicians, physiotherapists, and nurses).

The screening process is conducted in a uniform and synchronous manner in all 3 project provinces, including centralized examination and home-based examination for people with disabilities. 

The number of people with disabilities who have come and been examined as well as expected to receive intervention services of the project reached 1,231. The percentage of people with disabilities who are expected to receive intervention is quite high (average > 85% in all 3 provinces). The percentage of people with disabilities who are excluded (because they are not suitable for the intervention purpose of the project, or because the people with disabilities themselves refuse/do not need intervention, or are not suitable for the intervention criteria of the project) is only about 15%.

To conclude on this result, the project staff of AAI’s member organizations has worked closely with local officials in reviewing the list and carefully surveying the needs of people with disabilities so as to choose suitable subjects invited for screening examination.

The activity took place relatively successfully and smoothly thanks to the support of the People’s Committees and commune health centers in the preparing and organizing process, the enthusiasm and the positive working attitude of the Multidisciplinary team which included highly qualified doctors and technicians. In addition, a great thank goes to the project staff of AAI who has carefully prepared in terms of planning, logistics and supervision to promptly handle and adjust problems arising during the centralized examination.

Khám sàng lọc/Screening Examination

(Staff participating in screening examination in Quang Nam province)

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