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Series of activities to be organized by water and sanitation community in Vietnam for this event

GHWD events supported by UNICEF Viet Nam

At National level:
UNICEF works in partnership with Ministry of Health (MOH) and Unilever to support two major events: (1) Media orientation workshop for 60 national and provincial TV reporters and journalists to disseminate key information and GHWD messages to mass public; (2) GHWD event organized in 15th Oct at with participation of 1,000 children, national policy makers, representatives of line ministries, mass organizations, donors, and international and national NGOs.

· Mass media communication: As a part of the Joint WASH communication campaign between UNICEF, MARD, Lien Aid, USAID and DANIDA, a series of short TV programme on using the image of a famous comedian as the WASH Goodwill Ambassadors will be aired in a popular National TV channels from Oct to Dec 2011. The programme will help to raise awareness and attitude on WASH for about ten millions children and caregivers living in rural of Viet Nam.

· Communication materials: UNICEF supports the MOH to develop and disseminate stickers with messages on HWWS to be delivered at National and Sub-national levels.

At Sub-national level:

· UNICEF support MOH to organize direct communication activities at the provincial and commune hospitals and health centres in 5 Child Friendly Provinces (An Giang, Dong Thap, Ninh Thuan, Kon Tum, and Dien Bien. 75,000 soaps and stickers will be delivered to patients who visit the health centres.
· School sanitation festivals will be organized in Dien Bien, HCMC, and Dong Thap for 2,500 children 7-15 years from 11 primary and secondary schools. A WASH contest for 72 children who are young communicators from 12 schools will be organized in Ninh Thuan 


Population Services International in Vietnam (PSI/Vietnam) willcollaborate with the Women’s Union in Can Thoto organize Community-based Hand Washing Day Events in 5 rural communes during the week of 17th -25rdOctober 2011 in response to the Global Hand Washing Day 2011.
The events will be organized as a family day activity involving mothers and their under five children to play gamesof hand washing, sing hand washing songs, perform hand-washing themedplay, fashion and quizzes.The event also aims to engage local authorities, kindergarten and primary school teachers to increase their awareness and commitment to promoting hand washing at the critical times. On this day, messages on the importance of hand washing and five hand washing junctures will be delivered by local leaders, followed with a collective demonstration of correct hand-washing steps and distribution of hand washing leaflets and posters.
The Community-based Hand Washing Day in Can Tho is planned to include 800 mothers of children under age 5, while reaching many more through out the wider communities and care givers of young children. PSI/Vietnam is working directly with Can Tho Women’s Union to launch this campaign as part of the organization’s strategic partnership in improving health impact in this area. 


To respond to the Global Hand Washing (GHD) day, Plan VN has cooperated with local partners to organize ceremony in Ha Noi, ha Giang and Quang Binh provinces. Details of the event are as follows:

Plan Ha Noi:

GHD event has been organized in 17 schools of  Xuan Thu, Tan Minh, Viet Long, Bac Phu and Tan Hung communes of Soc Son district with participation from school children, teachers, commune and district people committee, parents and mass media.

Plan Quang Binh:

GHD event has been organized organized by Plan and district Center of Preventive Medicine in 3 communes – Truong Xuan,, Van Ninh and Truong Son of Quang Ninh district.

Mass media from Quang Binh newspaper and radio will also joint the event

645 children from schools, 60 teachers and people from Plan Quang Binh, commune and district people committee,… will joint the event in the morning 15 Oct. 2011

Plan Ha Giang:

GHW event has been organized also organized by WASH Plan PU in 3 primary school of Nam Dan, Nan ma, Ta Nhiu communes of Xin Man district. 

Plan Quang Ngai and Quang Tri:

GHW has also been organized in 4 schools of 2 communes, Ba Xa and Ba To of Ba To district, Quang Ngai province.

Quang Tri PU in cooperation with the district health center-DHC- of Huong Hoa district also organized GHW day in some communes last week. I participated this event and saw the high commitment of the children, villagers and local authority about continuing this practice. After this day, the DHC and commune health stations will monitor and instruct villagers to set up washing hand system at families by using local and reuse materials. Man villagers who participated this event also committed that, they will reduce smoking and drinking to save money and use this money for buying soap. It is good sign for health behavior as well.

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