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ADOVI project - A chance for adolescents to promote their health

02/06/2017

The school-based adolescent health promotion in Vietnam project (ADO-VI) started last year in the joint effort of GaneshAID, Vietnam National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE) and ASIE. The purpose of this project is to support adolescent health promotion at school in Vietnam. ADO-VI consists in three key components including an e-learning package targeting teachers and adolescents, advocacy and communication, and partnerships for sustainability and scaling up.

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The project has a non-financial extension up to November 2017. Experts from GaneshAID and NIHE have been pushed up the process of completing e-learning modules on three topics: (1) Physical Activity, (2) Alcohol and Smoking, and (3) Nutrition. Fourteen modules covering the three topics in English are expected to complete at the end of June.

GaneshAID suported to develop a learning management system (LMS) which will locate the e-learning modules of the project. As commitment, This LMS will be handed over to NIHE for their further development of other e-learning course in future.

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Adolescents form a large part of the population in Viet Nam. In 2014, the adolescent population aged 10–19 made up 15.3% (13.88 million) of the total population. In rural areas, there are several issues of great concern that affect high school adolescents as well as their parents, teachers, and local health bodies/staff, including sexuality, early pregnancy, nutrition issues, alcohol and tobacco use, and stress and depression.

In the perspective of promoting adolescent health, a French NGO — Action pour la Santé Internationale et l’Education (ASIE) (www.asie-sea.org) — the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE) (www.nihe.org.vn), and GaneshAID — a non-profit consultancy company (www.ganeshaid.com) — joined efforts to support adolescent health (AH) promotion at the high school level. The three partners have designed a project that comprises three key components: an e-learning package targeting teachers and adolescents, advocacy and communication, and partnerships for sustainability and scaling up. This first phase of the project is funded by ASIE.