Inaugural cohort of students graduate from Vietnam's first-ever Master's degree for Speech and Language Therapy practitioners

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Friday, May 20, 2022
The graduation ceremony at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Ho Chi Minh City.

As part of USAID's assistance for persons with disabilities, USAID supports Vietnam in strengthening the systems that provide essential health and social services. A key aspect of this effort is increasing human resources for multi-disciplinary rehabilitation services, including through comprehensive training and development of university-level education programs in line with international standards. On April 29th, the first cohort of 14 students to earn their Master’s in Speech and Language Therapy graduated from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Ho Chi Minh City. The graduates are rehabilitation lecturers from medical universities in Tay Ninh, HCMC, Da Nang, Thua Thien-Hue and Hai Duong. The new Master’s degree was developed in late 2017 and implemented with support from USAID through its Disabilities Integration of Services and Therapies Network for Capacity and Treatment (DISTINCT) project.

As medical university rehabilitation lecturers, the graduates serve as key human resources in developing Vietnam’s Speech and Language therapy training, which will strengthen service provision and enhance the quality of life for persons with disabilities in Vietnam.

Last updated: May 20, 2022

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