A project of GlobeMed
GlobeMed at Oberlin College partners with the Center for Community Health Promotion of Hanoi to support HIV prevention in Vietnam
Who we are // GlobeMed at Oberlin
Founded in 2011, GlobeMed at Oberlin is one of the 50 GlobeMed chapters based in the United States that work to improve the lives of the impoverished around the world. We partner with the Center for Community Health Promotion (CHP) in Hanoi, Vietnam. CHP and GlobeMed at Oberlin strive to eliminate stigma and discrimination towards populations infected and affected by HIV by advocating for projects and educational campaigns that promote awareness among the community.
Our Partner // Community Health Promotion in Hanoi, Vietnam
As a non-profit, non-governmental organization that was established by the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations in 2006, CHP is one of the leading organizations in Vietnam that provides effective and professional services in health care, health education, and capacity building. CHP works with people who face the highest vulnerability to HIV in Vietnam, including men who have sex with men, commercial sex workers, intravenous drug users, and orphans and vulnerable children. CHP promotes lasting improvement in the wellbeing of people through initiatives in health care, health education, the improvement of the environment, and policy advocacy.
Our Project // $1,500 for Vietnamese Harm Reduction Information Database
Our support of CHP's harm reduction information database helps increase the awareness of the harm reduction model of HIV prevention amongst small grassroots health NGOs in Vietnam. The harm reduction model of HIV prevention is a public health approach that practically addresses behaviors that transmit HIV, such as the use of unsterilized needles and unsafe sex. This approach has gained wide international recognition for its effectiveness, but is not effectively supported by the Vietnamese government and many smaller local NGOs remain uninformed. The harm reduction information database provides a resource in Vietnamese so that these smaller grassroots organizations can inform themselves about the model and methods of implementation.