GlobeMed at Oberlin College partners with Center for Community Health Promotion in Hanoi, Vietnam to advocate for those living with HIV.
Who we are // GlobeMed at Oberlin
Founded in 2011, GlobeMed at Oberlin College partners with the Center for Community Health Promotion in Hanoi, Vietnam. Together, we advocate and build capacity for one of the most stigmatized and discriminated groups in Vietnam—those with HIV/AIDS.
Our Partner // Community Health Promotion in Hanoi, Vietnam
Center for Community Health Promotion (CHP) is a nonprofit non–governmental organization founded in 2006 by the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations. Based in Hanoi, Vietnam, they work for lasting improvement of the well being of people through initiatives in health care, health education, environment, and policy advocacy. Over the past two years, CHP has focused on establishing twenty self help groups of HIV+ intravenous drug users in 3 provinces of North Vietnam, effectively providing training workshops, education, harm reduction materials, and a new voice in their communities. This year CHP is collaborating with GlobeMed at Oberlin College to provide life skills workshops to the children of these self help groups in order to battle the stigma and discrimination they face in their daily lives.
Our Project // $5000 to provide life skills and emergency support to vulnerable children of HIV+ and IDU parents
The children in CHP's established self help groups are strongly affected by HIV/AIDS. They face daily discrimination in their communities, leading to both physical and mental health problems. To improve the well being of these children, CHP will conduct life skills workshops to teach the children how to be confident, speak publicly, and gain a voice in their communities. They will also provide emergency support for the most disadvantaged and neglected children.
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