• Sex workers
    • Be persistent changes will happen
      Be persistent changes will happen
      "A meeting with such participant profiles was not imaginable few years back. But for being persistent, we are now seeing changes" - Mr. Nguyen Trong Dam - Vice Minister of MOLISA started this closing remark at the meeting to kick-off the National Action Plan on Prostitution Control 2016-2020.
    • Training on Organizational Development, Rights and Laws for CBOs
      Training on Organizational Development, Rights and Laws for CBOs
      From March 14 to 18, 2016, in Hai Phong and Ho Chi Minh city, SCDI has organized 2 trainings on organizational development, rights and laws for community based organizations.
    • The closing ceremony of SANL Project - CD10/CD15
      The closing ceremony of SANL Project - CD10/CD15
      After 4 years of implementation, SANL CD10/CD15 had come to an end. To send the sincerest thanks to CBOs who took part in the project, SCDI held a Gala Night and a Tribute day in Hoi An city, Quang Nam province on December 17th and 18th, 2015 with the participation of 12 CBOs in Vietnam.
    • Training of trainers: Community outreach skills and case documentation
      Training of trainers: Community outreach skills and case documentation
      On 27th – 30th January 2015 in Ho Chi Minh city, SCDI has organized a training of trainers on Community outreach skills and case documentation for 26 participants from 13 CBOs from Hanoi, Ha Long, Ho Chi Minh city, Ben Tre, Nha Trang.
    • Sex work in Vietnam – Situation and Recommendations
      Sex work in Vietnam – Situation and Recommendations
      In 27th – 28th October 2014, SCDI co-organized a conference on Sex work in Vietnam, Situation and Recommendations, with the Advisory Group to the Chairperson of the National Committee on AIDS, Drugs and Prostitution.
       
  • Drug users
    • THE DRIVE-IN PROJECT SUMMARY
      THE DRIVE-IN PROJECT SUMMARY
      Tracing people who inject drugs (PWID) is extremely difficult, and the termination of the HIV epidemic among this group is still a big question. Therefore, "Ending HIV epidemics among PWID" project - DRIVE-IN stage was launched and deployed in Haiphong. 
    •  Law Enforcement and Public Health – A visit to the Netherlands and France
      Law Enforcement and Public Health – A visit to the Netherlands and France
      From May 3rd to 9th 2016, Center for Supporting Community Development Initiatives (SCDI) and The People Police Academy have jointly organized a visit to the Netherlands and France in order to explore the link and try to build a bridge between Law Enforcement and Public Health.
    • Blue Sky Week (BSW 2016) workshop in India
      Blue Sky Week (BSW 2016) workshop in India
      From October 4th to October 7th 2016, Blue Sky Week (BSW) 2016 was held in the cities Vijayawada Hyderabad, India. This is an International HIV/AIDS Alliance key event which takes place annually in each region. 
    • Press conference on the project “Saving the Future – Innovative Strategies to Control HIV Infection among Young people who Use Drugs in Vietnam”
      Press conference on the project “Saving the Future – Innovative Strategies to Control HIV Infection among Young people who Use Drugs in Vietnam”
      In the occasion of the 1st visit to Vietnam by French President Francois Hollande, an agreement on cooperation in Medicine has been signed between SCDI and Expertise France, with regards to the project “Saving the Future – Innovative Strategies to Control HIV Infection among Young people who Use Drugs in Vietnam”. On September 5th, a press conference has been held in SCDI office in order to welcome guests from Expertise France and broadly present the project to communities. 
    • 05th International Scientific Conference on Hepatitis in Drug Users (INHSU 2016) in Norway
      05th International Scientific Conference on Hepatitis in Drug Users (INHSU 2016) in Norway
      From September 06th to 09th 2016, the 05th International Symposium on Hepatitis Care in Substance Users (INHSU 2016) was held in Oslo, Norway. The main message of this year's conference is to encourage the removal of restrictions preventing people who use drugs from accessing new hepatitis C cures. Ms. Pham Thi Minh, Chief Executive of VNPUD and Ms. Nguyen Thanh Huong - Program Manager of SCDI participated in the event.
  • MSM-TG
    • Transgender Star 2016
      Transgender Star 2016
      On May 15, 2016, in Hanoi, Nguyen Su Yen Mi from Can Tho was crowned Miss Transgender Star. SCDI was honored to be the Diamond Sponsor, collaborating with the Vietnam Network of Transgender in organizing the contest.  
    • MSM-TG Vietnam 14 years looking back – a development journey
      MSM-TG Vietnam 14 years looking back – a development journey
      31st July 2013 could be seen as an important mark in the development of the men who have sex with men and transgender (MSM-TG) community in Vietnam with the establishment of the Vietnam Network of Men who have sex with men and Transgender people.
  • Children
    • "Empowering Scholarship" Award ceremony for academic year 2016-2017
      "Empowering Scholarship" Award ceremony for academic year 2016-2017
      Sunday October 17th 2016, during the monthly activities of Children Program from the Centre for Supporting Community Development Initiatives (SCDI), member from Hanoi International Women Club (HIWC) visited, had talks and awarded scholarships to the children.
    • Dream Journey 2016
      Dream Journey 2016
      Dream Journey summer camps 2016 were organized in Hai Phong and Vung Tau on the 25th and 26th June 2016. This year, the camp held the topic of “I love the ocean” and invited over 50 children whose parents were among the vulnerability communities. 
    • Loving Milk – more than just nutrition
      Loving Milk – more than just nutrition
      In March 2016, Loving Milk, a program initiated by SCDI with the donation from Danone Vietnam CO., LTD, had provided more than 43 tons of power milk for more than 20,000 disadvantaged children in 40 provinces in Vietnam.  
    • Spring Trip
      Spring Trip
      To inspire a fully energetic creative year of social activities, from Feb 27th to 28th 2016, the Center for Supporting Community Development Initiative (SCDI) organized a 2-in-1 spring trip in Moc Chau, Son La for the volunteers. 
    • Summer Camp 2015 – Open Letter
      Summer Camp 2015 – Open Letter
      Summer Camp is an annual activity to support the participation of children with disadvantaged background in Vietnam. Joining Summer Camp, the children can participate in many educative as well as interactive activities. Classes providing useful knowledge and life-skills are integrated with enjoyable activities in a healthy and positive environment to boost and motivate the children’s participation. 
  • Health
    • Blue Sky Week (BSW 2016) workshop in India
      Blue Sky Week (BSW 2016) workshop in India
      From October 4th to October 7th 2016, Blue Sky Week (BSW) 2016 was held in the cities Vijayawada Hyderabad, India. This is an International HIV/AIDS Alliance key event which takes place annually in each region. 
    • Regional Malaria CSO Consultation Workshop in Cambodia
      Regional Malaria CSO Consultation Workshop in Cambodia
      In preparation for the 8th RSC (RAI Steering Committee) in Siem Reap, from 4th to 5th October 2016, the Regional Malaria CSOs Consultation Workshop was held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Organized by the Regional Malaria CSO Platform, the event forms an important part of the regional-level dialogue for the next funding cycle.
    • Spring Trip
      Spring Trip
      To inspire a fully energetic creative year of social activities, from Feb 27th to 28th 2016, the Center for Supporting Community Development Initiative (SCDI) organized a 2-in-1 spring trip in Moc Chau, Son La for the volunteers. 
    • SRH services for 518 people in Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi
      SRH services for 518 people in Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi
      On 13th June 2015, doctors and nurses from Nang Moi clinic has provided mobile SRH services for 518 people in Phuc Tan ward, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi.
    • 18+: A program on SRH for students
      18+: A program on SRH for students
      On 26th May 2015, more than 80 students from the University of Hanoi participated in 18+, a discussion on sexual and reproductive health.    
  • Network
    • CSOs ANNUAL CONFERENCE FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
      CSOs ANNUAL CONFERENCE FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
      On 10.08.2016 in Hanoi, the CSOs annual conference with theme “for sustainable development of CSOs in Vietnam” was held by the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations (VUSTA), in collaboration with some relative organizations and associations. 
    • The establishment of Vietnam Network of Community on TB Control
      The establishment of Vietnam Network of Community on TB Control
      In Vietnam, while key affected populations actively and strongly participate in HIV prevention, community’s movement in Tuberculosis control is rather quiet. With efforts of a number of concerned organizations such as the Center for Supporting Community Development Initiatives (SCDI) and the World Health Organization (WHO), the community has paid attention to TB activities starting with the self-nomination of community delegates as TB patient representatives in the Global Fund’s Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM).
    • VCSPA Annual Meeting 2014 – Gathering, sharing and thriving
      VCSPA Annual Meeting 2014 – Gathering, sharing and thriving
      In the context that HIV/AIDS remains prevalent, resources for HIV response are largely reduced, the sustainability of community-base organizations are strongly affected, and several barriers for PLHIV to access to services exist, this year Annual Meeting of the Vietnam Civil Society Partnership Platform on AIDS, organized in Da Nang from 12th – 14th November 2014, has fulfilled the needs for experience sharing and learning of VCSPA members.
    • Workshop on GFATM’s New Funding Model and Country Dialogue preparation
      Workshop on GFATM’s New Funding Model and Country Dialogue preparation
      The workshop is under the technical assistant initiative, which is to support the participation of civil society organizations in the New Funding Model of the Global Fund.
    • VCSPA Annual Meeting 2012
      VCSPA Annual Meeting 2012
      Every year, the Vietnam Civil Society Partnership Platform on AIDS (VCSPA) helds an annual meeting for all members. This is a chance for civil society organizations to meet, exchange experiences, develop and tighten their connections as well as to discuss and give inputs on the HIV/AIDS prevention in Vietnam.
  • Communication - Advocacy
    • "Empowering Scholarship" Award ceremony for academic year 2016-2017
      "Empowering Scholarship" Award ceremony for academic year 2016-2017
      Sunday October 17th 2016, during the monthly activities of Children Program from the Centre for Supporting Community Development Initiatives (SCDI), member from Hanoi International Women Club (HIWC) visited, had talks and awarded scholarships to the children.
    • CSOs ANNUAL CONFERENCE FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
      CSOs ANNUAL CONFERENCE FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
      On 10.08.2016 in Hanoi, the CSOs annual conference with theme “for sustainable development of CSOs in Vietnam” was held by the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations (VUSTA), in collaboration with some relative organizations and associations. 
    • Community drug treatment site in Da Mai to be opened
      Community drug treatment site in Da Mai to be opened
      On November 5th, 2015, Bac Giang’s Department for Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs and the People Committee organized an opening ceremony for a new community drug treatment site located in Da Mai’s commune health clinic, Bac Giang province.
    • Community Social Volunteer Teams, an important force in supporting drug users
      Community Social Volunteer Teams, an important force in supporting drug users
      A workshop on the roles and effectiveness of Community Social Volunteer Teams (CSVT) was held in Da Nang on December 12th, 2015 to summarize capacity building activities as well as introduce the Volunteer Handbook, and the indicators for success for the CSVT system in the country. 
    • Training on organizing and facilitating community groups
      Training on organizing and facilitating community groups
      In order to strengthen the capacity to support community-based drug treatment, SCDI organized a training on organizing and facilitation skills for 10 community-based drug counselling, support and treatment and a voluntary drug treatment in Bac Giang.
  • Others
    • SCDI Director Khuat Thi Hai Oanh in “Ba Trieu’s 21st century daughters”
      SCDI Director Khuat Thi Hai Oanh in “Ba Trieu’s 21st century daughters”
      On the occasion of Vietnamese Women's Day October 20th, Women's Publishing House has published the book " Ba Trieu’s 21st century daughters " as a special gift dedicated to all Vietnamese women, where 20 prominent female characters were sketched with unique imprint. Doctor Khuat Thi Hai Oanh - SCDI Director is honored as one of the most inspiring women figured in this book.
    • SCDI Executive Director Khuat Thi Hai Oanh received HIWC’s 2016 Vision Award
      SCDI Executive Director Khuat Thi Hai Oanh received HIWC’s 2016 Vision Award
      Hanoi International Women's Club ‘s 2016 Vision Award is decerned to Ms Khuat Thi Hai Oanh, the Founder and Executive Director of the Centre for Supporting Community Development Initiatives (SCDI). The award celebrates vision, leadership and dedication from an inspiring woman to a cause or a pursuit.
    • SCDI’s strategic plan development meeting 2016 – 2020
      SCDI’s strategic plan development meeting 2016 – 2020
      In 1 – 3 June 2015, SCDI’s 37 staff had an in-depth meeting to review its progress in implementing its Strategic Plan for 2011 - 2015 and way forward for the next 5 years.
    • SCDI training on HIV/AIDS at Levi Strauss & Co.
      SCDI training on HIV/AIDS at Levi Strauss & Co.
      From 26th – 30th January 2015, at Levis factory in Ninh Bình, as proposed by Levi Strauss & Co., SCDI has organized a training course on basic HIV and Levi Strauss & Co.’s HIV related policies for the staff.
    • The 2014 Dedonder Clayton Prize is awarded to Ms Khuat Thi Hai Oanh
      The 2014 Dedonder Clayton Prize is awarded to Ms Khuat Thi Hai Oanh
      The 2014 Dedonder Clayton Prize is awarded to Ms Oanh Thi Hai Khuat (MD, MSc, Founder and Executive Director, Center for Supporting Community Development Initiatives, Vietnam) for her implication and the originality of the proposal "No one left behind - Understand HIV risks and burden and mitigation approaches among most marginalized adolescents in Vietnam".
Tracing people who inject drugs (PWID) is extremely difficult, and the termination of the HIV epidemic among this group is still a big question. Therefore, "Ending HIV epidemics among PWID" project - DRIVE-IN stage was launched and deployed in Haiphong. 
THE DRIVE-IN PROJECT SUMMARY
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