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Thua Thien Hue: reproductive health check-ups for women with disabilities

  • Perform: Minh Chau
  • 24/12/2023
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More than 100 women with disabilities in A Luoi and Nam Dong districts, Thua Thien Hue province participated in reproductive health check-ups on December 23rd-24th, 2023. The activity was organized and implemented by ACDC in coordination with the Project Coordination Unit and local agencies.

The participating women with disabilities were examined in many aspects including general internal examination, neuropsychology, oral and maxillofacial examination, obstetrics and gynecology, ultrasound, tests, X-rays, etc. After having results, doctors made preliminary conclusions and counseled on health issues as well as provided guidance on necessary healthcare skills for persons with disabilities and their families.

Ms. Ho Thi Tron - a person with a disability in A Luoi district shared: "Thank you for your care for persons with disabilities like me. A lot of women with disabilities have never had a health check-up like this before." 

This activity not only promotes and improves women with disability’s accessibility to healthcare services but also supports in early detection of diseases, especially problems related to reproductive health for timely treatment.

Ms. Ho Thi Hanh - a person with disabilities in Nam Dong district said: "I feel very happy today. I’d like to express my gratitude to the organizing committee for creating the opportunity for persons with disabilities like me to be examined and detect our disease."

Local partners such as the medical center and the OPD at the district level were very welcoming and hoped for more examinations in the future to create more opportunities for women with disabilities to access medical services.

Ms. Nguyen Thi Tim – A health worker from A Luoi district shared: "This activity is very meaningful as a lot of women with disabilities rarely go to the district’s medical center for examination due to long distance or family’s financial difficulties. Now, they can receive a comprehensive health check with the considerate arrangement of cars to pick up. On behalf of persons with disabilities, I’d like to say ‘thank you’ to the organizers.”

The activity is under the project "Raising Voices, Creating Opportunities – II” (in the period 2021 – 2024) funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The project hopes that through this activity, persons with disabilities, their families as well as the community will raise their awareness about health care for persons with disabilities in general and the reproductive health of women with disabilities in particular.


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