Health and HIV prevention activities for Da Nhim Hydropower Plant Expansion Project

Under the commitment between the Japan International Coorperation Agency (JICA) and Vietnam Government to implement HIV prevent programs (HIV Pre.) for significant projects using ODA loans from JICA, Center for Development of Community and Children (CDECC) was selected by Da Nhim – Ham Thuan – Da Mi Hydro Power Joint Stock Company (Employer) to be service contractor for Health and HIV prevention package.

With the coorperation from Project management unit (PMU) of Da Nhim Hydropower Plant Expansion Project, consultant agency, working contractors, Party Unit, authorities, Women’s Union, Farmer’s Union in Don Duong district (Lam Dong province) and communes around project area (D’Ran town, Lam Son commune, Luong Son commune, Tan Son town). Health and HIV prevention activities were implemented effectively.

 

1. Evaluation on knowledge, attitude and behavior toward HIV prevention

In order to have a scientific and practical basis for the program, CDECC has conducted an assessment on knowledge, attitudes and practices toward HIV prevention for contractor’s staff, workers and local people (from 15/12/2016 - 22/12/2016). Results reflected the strengh and limitations of knowledge, attitude, practice toward HIV prevention from contractor staff, workers and local community. This result is the basis for CDECC to compile documents and implement information, education and communication activities effectively.  

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Collecting referendum sheets from local people 

                     

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Group discussion for contractor staff and workers        

 

2. Peers’ education and activities

         CDECC organized 6/6 training courses for 150 persons aiming for peer education toward HIV prevention (4 local course including Lam Son commune; Luong Son commune, Tan Son town in Ninh Son District, Ninh Thuan province; D’ran town in Don Duong district – Lam Dong; 2 contractor course for PMU and working contractors in Ninh Son and Don Duong). This is the core force to regularly participate in communication, sharing knowledge and skills toward HIV prevention for contract staff and local people.

 

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Training, educating peers for HIV prevention for contractor staff  

 

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Training, educating peers toward HIV prevention for local community

 

3. Training courses to improve knowledge, skills to HIV prevention

         CDECC organized training courses to improve knowledge, skills toward HIV prevention for PMU staffs, consultants, working contractors; Women's Unions, Farmer’s Union, teachers and students in some secondary schools. Through the training courses, participants learned basic knowledge and necessary skills to prevent HIV infection and reduce discrimination towards infected people. From 11/2016 to 10/2017, CDECC held 12/35 training courses as planned.

 

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Training knowledge, skills toward HIV prevention for contractor staff and workers

 

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Training knowledge, skills toward HIV prevention for local people

 

4. Compiling, printing leaflets and posters

         CDECC compiled content, designed leaflets and posters for HIV and STIs prevention. Contents show the knowledge, basic messages which are short, easy to read, to remember and use; the cover is well designed with many vivid illustrations.

           CDECC printed 4000/4000 leaflets and 100/100 posters as planned. Leaflets were distributed to project staff, workers and local people. Posters were provided to hang in the houses, offices of the project and cultural house of the local community.

 

5. Exchange for HIV prevention

         CDECC collaborated with local community to successfully hold 2/5 of meetings following the plan. The meetings attracted crowds of people, youths, teachers and students. Beside the relaxing, comfortable performances and contest for knowledge about HIV prevention and local culture. The competition was very exciting with the interesting questions and answers. Through the exchange, participants get useful insights about HIV prevention knowledge, skills and gain additional knowledge about local social culture.

 

 

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Various performances

 

 

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Contest for more knowledge about HIV prevention and local culture

 

 

6. HIV testing and periodic health examination

         CDECC coordinated with General Hospital in Ninh Son area, Ninh Thuan province to provide voluntary HIV consulting and testing for 188 people and periodic health examinations for 477 people from contractor and local community. Persons who came for medical examination are diagnosed, consulted and given free medicines.

 

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Voluntary HIV consulting and testing for contractor and local community

 

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Periodic health examination for contractor and local community

 

7. Providing condom, instructing condom use for safe sex behavior

One of the most important activities of the program is to encourage users to use condom for safe sex behavior toward HIV and STIs prevention. CDECC has provided condom and instructed condom use for anyone having demands during project.

 

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Providing condom, instructing condom use for Contractor and local community 

 

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