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New corporate partnership improving the health of factory workers in Viet Nam

With the support of a corporate partnership, we’ve opened a new clinic in Dong Nai, Viet Nam, developed specifically to meet the needs of factory workers in this community.

The Dong Nai Province is located in the key industrial area of the south of Viet Nam, where economic development is accelerating rapidly. Half of Dong Nai’s 500,000 workers are low-income migrant workers, who have moved from rural communities into cities to find work.

Often, migrant workers are uneducated and their understanding of sexual and reproductive health is minimal. Being far from home, they don’t always know who to turn to or where to go for advice.

The new clinic is part of an initiative we are working on in partnership with the Pou Chen Group – one of the largest corporations in Taiwan – to improve the sexual and reproductive health of factory workers, as well as the wider community.

The Pou Chen factory in Dong Nai has approximately 30,000 workers, 85% are female and approximately 50% are between 20 – 25 years old. And the demand and unmet need for reproductive health and family planning information and quality services within this group is very high.

Nguyen Thi Bich Hang, our Country Director in Viet Nam, says:

Corporate partnerships have significant potential to promote health and gender equity among workers in Vietnam. And there are numerous benefits for both the corporate sector and their employees.

Through this partnership, workers are given access to information and services which allow them to make choices about their reproductive health, and the employer benefits from reduced employee turnover, and fewer days leave from health-related problems, for example.

Corporate partnerships which focus on reaching the most under-served are increasingly important to our programme in Vietnam, which while transitioning away from aid, still contains vast pockets of poverty and health inequality.

Find out more about our work in Vietnam