Humanity & Inclusion in Vietnam
Since 1989, Humanity & Inclusion in Vietnam has supported projects that focus on the prevention and rehabilitation for people with disabilities caused by war, accidents, congenital defects, and diseases. Today, we support people with disabilities and injuries, as well as the victims of bombs, landmines, and explosive remnants of war.
The Vietnam War, which came after two decades of turmoil following the decolonization of Vietnam in 1945, caused the country serious harm.
Today, the Vietnamese population still experiences the after-effects of the war. An estimated 15% of the Vietnamese population lives with disability caused by injuries and unexploded remnants of war. Additional causes of disability have been increasing as well: road accidents, work accidents in factories or on building sites, congenital malformations.
Areas of Intervention
- Development education programs for physical therapists and occupational therapists
- Strengthening rehabilitation services management
Humanity & Inclusion's 13-member team in Vietnam helps improve the living conditions of people with brain injuries, cerebral palsy and disabilities by ensuring they are able to access quality rehabilitation services. Humanity & Inclusion is also building the technical skills of doctors, physical therapists and social workers in hospitals and communities. Teams also work with family members of people with disabilities and community leaders to understand the importance of rehabilitation and inclusion.
Our Past Work
Humanity & Inclusion has been in Vietnam since 1989, working towards a culture that is inclusive for ALL people with disabilities and who are facing vulnerable circumstances. Over time, our work has evolved to meet the dynamic needs of the communities where we serve.
Read on to learn more about our past work in Vietnam and consider investing in our future.
Ban Advocates Project
In order to urge policymakers to prohibit indiscriminate weaponry and ensure that affected communities received appropriate care and assistance, Humanity & Inclusion started the Ban Advocates project in 2007. The project brought together a group of survivors of cluster munitions to testify on the consequences of the use of these weapons on civilians.
In 1989, Humanity & Inclusion set up the first orthopedic workshop in Hanoï. Later the organization opened two more orthopedic fitting workshops in 1993 and 1994, one in Dalat and one in the province of Dong Ha.
Humanity & Inclusion also provided technical advice on disability prevention and physical rehabilitation projects.