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HCMC pioneers community health worker initiative

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – HCMC has taken a groundbreaking step by launching Vietnam’s first project to establish a network of community health workers, which is envisioned involving up to 15,000 individuals.

On March 17, the HCMC Department of Health announced the official commencement of the project to develop this network. These community health workers will collaborate closely with local health centers, enhancing community health services across the region.

Trained to prevent diseases, manage chronic conditions, administer vaccinations, and provide nutrition and health advice, these helpers will play a pivotal role in improving community health outcomes and bridging the gap between residents and the healthcare system.

The HCMC Department of Health has tasked the HCMC Center for Disease Control (HCDC) with training, mentoring, and supervising the network’s activities.

The Community Health Workers (CHWs) model, endorsed by the World Health Organization and implemented successfully in various countries like India, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, and Nigeria, serves as a global blueprint for effective community healthcare initiatives.

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