Supporting Health Care in Villages of Vietnam

by Global Village Engineers

Summary

Engineers working with doctors and residents of 10 villages to evaluate the success and lessons learned from potable water and sanitary projects intended to improve rural hospitals and public health.
$650
total raised
4
donors
0
monthly donors
13
years active

Challenge

Rural hospitals in Mai Chau were unable to support basic medical services because they lacked clean water and sanitary facilities. As a result, health problems, especially illnesses in children and reproductive health in women, continued to worsen. Doctors of the World installed water systems at 10 village hospitals that improved public health rapidly. GVE will provide engineering advice to improve the system design, which DOW needs to better provide public health in other villages of Vietnam.

Solution

Volunteer engineers will inspect water and sanitary facilities at the 10 rural hospitals in Mai Chau, develop schematic plans of each facility, and teach local residents how to maintain the facilities.

Long-Term Impact

GVE will provide a detailed evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of the designs, construction, uses, and local capacity for maintenance. Individual existing system

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.gvengineers.org
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Voices on the Border
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Organization Information

Global Village Engineers

Location: Millis, Massachusetts - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.gvengineers.org
Global Village Engineers

Funded Project!

Thanks to 4 donors like you, a total of $650 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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