Supporting Health Care in Villages of Vietnam

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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.

What is the issue, problem, or 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.

How will this project solve this problem?

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.

Potential 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

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $650

Funding Policy: subsidized/guaranteed

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $650 as of Jun 9, 2004.  The original project funding goal was $11,000.

Additional Documentation

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


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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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