Reaching Hard-to-Reach Populations with Health Information: mHealth in Viet Nam
With a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation, Pathfinder implemented a one-year pilot project to target ethnic minority populations in the Central Highlands and Northern Mountains regions of Viet Nam with health messages. The education messages were delivered to beneficiaries through text messages and interactive voice response systems. The project was able to reach a large number of targeted individuals with culturally sensitive messages in three local languages. The project, the first of its kind in Viet Nam, attracted great attention from several local partners, including the MOH. As proof of its success, PEPFAR/USAID has granted Pathfinder a small grant to expand the project approach to reach two most-at-risk populations: intravenous drug users and men who have sex with men.
Improving Health Care for Ethnic Minority Populations through Pre-Service Training in Viet Nam: A Systems-Based Approach
This project improves access to high quality, culturally appropriate health care in mountainous and underserved areas where many ethnic minorities live by partnering with medical schools in Viet Nam.
In this project, Pathfinder is addressing sexual and reproductive health issues for youth in Viet Nam using life-skills based HIV education in schools and the community.
Strengthening Sustainability of High Quality HIV Pre-Service Training in Hai Phong and of Integrated Supervision for HIV Care and Treatment in Viet Nam
Pathfinder is implementing this project to support capacity-building for local partners in areas of palliative care, methadone maintenance therapy, and anti-retroviral therapy.
In partnership with Mobile Kunji and Mobile Academy, Pathfinder is rolling out a training program for thousands of community health workers who will increase the demand and practice of priority maternal and neonatal health behaviors in Bihar, India.
With support from Johnson & Johnson, Pathfinder launched a health learning program for in- and out-of-school youth in Can Tho city and Thai Nguyen province to change attitudes and improve knowledge about HIV through life skills-based education.