|A contest about health care knowledge for workers in Hải Phòng City is part of the project "Vì mẹ và bé - Vì tầm vóc Việt” carried out by the For Vietnamese Stature Foundation in co-operation with the Hải Phòng City Labour Federation and Women’s Union. — Photo courtesy of the foundation|
HẢI PHÒNG — As many as 3,698 workers at 14 companies in Hải Phòng City this year have improved their knowledge about reproductive and mental health, and nutrition for women, under the project “Vì mẹ và bé - Vì tầm vóc Việt” (For Mother and Baby - For Vietnamese Stature).
The project was carried out by the For Vietnamese Stature Foundation in co-operation with the Hải Phòng City Labour Federation and Women’s Union.
It was part of the programme Health Care for Child-Bearing Aged Women which is one of three large programmes of the For Vietnamese Stature Foundation.
The project "Vì mẹ và bé - Vì tầm vóc Việt" was carried out for four years with a total of 13,358 beneficiaries.
Trần Thị Như Trang, director of the For Vietnamese Stature Foundation, said: “Workers were able to answer 95 per cent of questions relating to health care after hearing counselling from experts. Before the project, the rate was only about 50 per cent.”
The knowledge helped change workers’ behaviours about taking care of their health and their children as well as relatives, Trang said.
In the project, workers and their relatives received counselling relating to reproductive health care, including contraceptive methods through a mobile phone application called New Choice.
As of this month, nearly 10,000 people have downloaded the application. — VNS