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Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Shedding by Travelers, Vietnam, 2020

We analyzed 2 clusters of 12 patients in Vietnam with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 infection during January-February 2020. Analysis indicated virus transmission from a traveler from China. One asymptomatic patient demonstrated virus shedding, indicating potential virus transmission in the absence of clinical signs and symptoms.

Situation Analysis of Migrant Health in Viet Nam

Viet Nam’s Ministry of Health (MOH) has realized the importance of migrant health and is committed to implementing Resolution 70.15 “Promoting the health of refugees and migrants” endorsed by WHA in May 2017. However, this determination to better safeguard migrants is impeded by a dearth of data on Vietnamese internal and cross-border migrants’ health and access to health-care, with limited information on stakeholders’ roles in responding to migration-related health challenges domestically and in destination countries.

Addressing female genital mutilation in the Asia Pacific: the neglected sustainable development target

While much work has focused on advocacy and prevention efforts in countries of high prevalence in Africa and diaspora in Europe, there has been a paucity of discussion on FGM in the Asia‐Pacific region. FGM is practised in India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Thailand, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, the Philippines and Indonesia; however, none of these countries are supported by the UNFPA‐UNICEF Joint Programme on the Abandonment of FGM. Australia and New Zealand are also home to migrant women and girls with FGM.

Health of men, women, and children in post-trafficking services in Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam: an observational cross-sectional study


Background: Trafficking is a crime of global proportions involving extreme forms of exploitation and abuse. Yet little research has been done of the health risks and morbidity patterns for men, women, and children trafficked for various forms of forced labour.

Situation Analysis of Migrant Health in Viet Nam

The objective of the project is to promote migrants access to healthcare services and advance the recommendations of the WHA 70.15 on Promoting the health of migrants in line with regional and global commitments. The proposed project will support the MOH to assess the current situation of migration, healthcare access for migrants including their challenges and other health dimensions of migrants in Viet Nam.

Assessing the Gains from Rural-Urban Migration in Viet Nam

The project falls under a Joint Programme between the United Nations and the Government of Vietnam toward implementation of the National Target Programme on New Rural Development (NTP-NRD), or ‘Tam Nong’. IOM will conduct a policy-focused study on rural-urban labour migration with a component that focuses on migrant health. The ‘New Rural Areas’ established by Programme aim to provide higher quality of life and increased employment opportunities, and therefore, presumably fewer incentives to migrate.

Standing Up Against Violence (Stand Up) - Migrant Women and Men Working Together to Stop Violence Against Women - Vietnam (Stand Up II)

The project's overall objective is to contribute to national efforts in reducing violence against women, improving the protection and support of women who have experienced violence. Specific objectives are: 1. To empower migrant women affected by violence to speak out and raise awareness of violence against women, strengthening policy development and implementation. 2. To increase psychosocial support for migrant women affected by violence. 3.