The NGOs include Vietnam Assistance for the Handicapped (VNAH), Fedération Handicap International (HI), the International Center (IC), the Medical Committee Netherlands - Vietnam (MCNV), the Institute of Population, Health and Development (PHAD), the Action to the Community Development Center (ACDC), the Sustainable Health Development Centre - VietHealth, and the Center for Creative Initiatives in Health and Population (CCIHP).

At the MoU signing ceremony

VNAH and AHET signed an agreement to improve the capacity of the rehabilitation sector, with a focus on a project on enforcing the rights to health check-ups and treatment and the rehabilitation of people with disabilities funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

HI will help refine the rehabilitation system and offer personnel training in the field while CCIHP will work with AHET to enhance medical service quality for children living with autism and improve their lives via developing early intervention models.

At a seminar held the same day, delegates offered opinions on the revised Law on Health Check-ups and Treatment, in particular Article 93.

According to the national census on people with disabilities announced by the General Statistics Office in January 2019, there were some 6.2 million people nationwide aged over two years old living with a disability, or 7.09 percent of the population. Some 13 percent of the population, or nearly 12 million people, are living with the handicapped.

About 2.3 percent of the disabled were given access to rehabilitation services when they were first sick or injured.

Source: VNA