USAID Information Sharing & Coordination among Disability Support Programs in Vietnam

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Mr. Joakim Parker, USAID/Vietnam Mission Director speaks at the Conference to coordinate all disability programs being implemented in seven provinces. The new five-year disability cooperation program between Vietnamese Government and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) was officially approved by the Prime Minister on 4th April 2016.

The new program, funded by USAID, aims to expand opportunities for persons with disabilities through improvement of coordination and enforcement of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and disability legislation; delivery of physical, occupational and speech therapy services; and service system capacity strengthening. The program is implemented by six organizations including VNAH in cooperation with central and local partners and targeting 7 provinces including Thai Binh, Hue, Quang Nam, Tay Ninh, Binh Phuoc, Binh Dinh and Dong Nai.