QUANG TRI, February 28, 2020 – Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Action to the Community Development Center (ACDC) in collaboration with the Quang Tri Project Management Unit and Traditional Medicine and Rehabilitation Hospital launched the first transition house in Quang Tri province. This launch event was attended by USAID/Vietnam Mission Director Michael Greene, Quang Tri Provincial People’s Committee Vice Chairman Hoàng Nam, and Director of Traditional Medicine and Rehabilitation Hospital Lê Thị Liễu.
Transition houses help persons with disabilities to practice their daily living functions (such as moving, dressing, eating, etc.) so that they can fully integrate themselves into society and lead an independent life. The transition house at Cua Tung Traditional Medicine and Rehabilitation Hospital was developed with support from USAID’s Raising Voices, Creating Opportunities project. This three-year, $2 million project is expected to generate positive changes in accessibility for people with disabilities by building sustainable support models for persons with disabilities.
In December 2019, USAID’s Raising Voices, Creating Opportunities activity launched Vietnam’s first transition house for persons with disabilities in Thua Thien-Hue province and is currently replicating this model in Quang Nam and Quang Tri provinces.
For more information on the USAID’s disability assistance, visit this website.