Vietnam
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Vietnam
We are working to develop paediatric oncology social work as a specialism in Vietnam and to continue with a Training of Trainers Psychosocial Support programme for Healthcare Professionals

400,000 children

are expected to develop cancer worldwide each year

26.2 million

population of under-18s in Vietnam

Programme Information

Programme
Centre

  • Hue Central Hospital, Hue
  • Vietnam Palliative Health Care Society, Ho Chi Minh City
  • City Children’s Hospital, Ho Chi Minh City
  • National Children’s Hospital, Hanoi

Twinning
Centre

Asian Children’s Care League (ACCL)

Contact

Megan Cruise – Psychosocial Support Advisor

Background

We are working to develop paediatric oncology social work as a specialism in Vietnam and to continue with a Training of Trainers Psychosocial Support programme for Healthcare Professionals.

We know that the most vulnerable families are much more likely to abandon treatment, for economic and cultural reasons.

Key Activities

  • Developing paediatric oncology social work as a specialism in Vietnam by launching specialist clinical training in paediatric oncology social work for social workers, incorporating it into university social work syllabuses and raising awareness arounds its benefits.

  • Developing a model of paediatric oncology social work at Hue Central and Ho Chi Minh City Hospitals by recruiting, training and mentoring Vietnam’s first specialist Paediatric Oncology Social Workers.
  • Training of Trainers: Childhood Cancer Psychosocial Support Programme for Healthcare Professionals
Vietnam doctor

Problems

  • Treatment abandonment rates are high
  • Children from the most vulnerable population are underserved and less likely to reach the appropriate care
  • Lack of psychologists and social workers to provide specialist support to families who have a child with cancer
Vietnam mum and son
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Together we can close the gap in childhood cancer care.

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