USAID Promotes the Use of Vietnam’s Disability Information System

Friday, March 20, 2020

USAID’s Hold My Hand project aims to develop a sustainable and expandable model to improve rehabilitation services and home-based care for persons with severe disabilities in Binh Dinh and Quang Nam provinces. From December 2019 to March 2020, the project has supported training on the use of the Disability Information System (DIS) for 170 local health workers (71 male, 99 female) in Binh Dinh province, of which 159 persons work at the commune level and 11 persons work at the district level. The DIS is a database that contains demographic information of approximately 500,000 individuals with  disabilities in Vietnam, and their current needs for health and social services. Knowledge and skills gained from the DIS training will help local health workers to track and monitor patients with disabilities in order to improve their services and operations where relevant.

So What: The DIS data helps to inform disability project planning and policy advocacy; and increases effectiveness of support to persons with disabilities.

Last updated: May 22, 2020

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