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2021-12-20 08:28

VUSTA approves “Volunteer assistance in technical solutions towards higher livelihood for rural households” project

Ha Noi, November 15, 2021 - VUSTA gives approvals to the project “Volunteer assistance in technical solutions towards higher livelihood for rural households” at its Decision No. 920/QĐ-LHHVN.

The Project, run by the Institute of Environmental Health and Sustainable Development (IEHSD), as non-refundable foreign aid from Veterinarians Without Borders with funding from Global Affairs Canada (GAC).

The project will be deployed in Vo Nhai and Dinh Hoa District, Thai Nguyen province with a total aid of 180.423 CAD. The goal is to assist in livelihood development for households in Bao Cuong Village, Dinh Hoa District and Lau Thuong Village, Vo Nhai District in Thai Nguyen Province; raise living standards, especially that of rural households, women and children in difficult circumstances; remedy environmental pollution, preserve the soil and water supply of the two villages; while simultaneously improve organizational capabilities of the involved organizations, companies and parties, by implementing the One Health approach, interdisciplinary cooperation in human healthcare, veterinary activities, livestock care, environmental protection and sustainable development.

In its 7-year implementation period from 2021 to 2027, IEHSD plans to organize 2 training workshops on COVID-19 risk communication and community bonding for 50 people, including elementary, secondary and kindergarten teachers, village and hamlet medical staff, women’s, farmer’s and youth union members…; training workshops for IEHSD staff in research, analysis, field work, needs assessment, in-depth interview, risk communication and community bonding. At the same time, IEHSD and other parties plan to construct 2 experimental facilities implementing the One Health approach, conducting interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary collaborations and utilize the advantages of involved parties at the aforementioned villages; in order to share and exchange experiences with the faculty and students at the Thai Nguyen University of Agriculture and Forestry and Thai Nguyen University of Medicine and Pharmacy in terms of research, veterinary training, livestock training, and disease prevention training.

Thanh Huyen

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