Hanoi has 9 industrial zones with 144,428 workers and female workers account for 70%. Awareness and skills of workers, especially female workers in nutritional care, mental health and prevention of depression in pregnancy and postpartum, and reproductive health have been very limited. The consequences are: reduced health, sexually transmitted diseases, unwanted pregnancies, depression, etc. Meanwhile, businesses, the media, other related agencies and community have not been aware of the problem
We provide communications activities and IEC materials to raise awareness and practice among workers on nutritional care, mental health and reproductive health care. Workers can be consulted/guided by experienced professionals if needed. Especially, female workers will receive free health screening once a year. In addition, we also establish and build capacity for the core group as the champions of the project; and involve 05 major media agencies as influencers.
The project aims to help 3,000 workers in reproductive age in Thang Long industrial park in Hanoi improving knowledge and skills on proper nutritional practices, reproductive and mental health care. Project activities include i) provide communications, counseling and reproductive health examination; ii) reinforce the roles and responsibilities of businesses, the media and the community. By the end of project, 70% of the workers have had positive changes on nutrition and reproductive health.
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Excel file (projdoc.xls).