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Rapid assessment of the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and associated lockdown measures on adolescents, women and children in Son La province, Vietnam

September 8, 2020 Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal, & Child Health

This document is a summary of a section of a larger rapid assessment of the impacts of COVID-19 and the associated lockdown. The larger rapid assessment was conducted by a consortium of organizations that are part of the Child Rights Working Group (CRWG) in Vietnam. The CRWG was established in 2006 and includes more than fifteen national and international NGOs, experts, individuals, and other community groups in Vietnam. The group works to promote children’s rights and strengthen implementation of children’s rights in Vietnam. The rapid assessment focused on the effects of COVID-19 on children, especially groups of vulnerable children, including ethnic minority children, children with disabilities, and children living in social protection centers. It aimed to provide recommendations to ministries and other stakeholders on how to best protect children's rights in emergencies and, in particular, provide actionable measures for mitigating the long-term impacts of COVID-19 and the associated response measures such as lockdowns. 
 
This summary document provides key background, methods, and findings of HealthBridge’s contribution to the overall rapid assessment which focused on ethnic minority mothers, children, and adolescents in the project’s working areas within Thuan Chau and Yen Chau Districts of Son La province, Vietnam. Read more: https://healthbridge.ca/images/uploads/library/Rapid_Assessment_Summary_FINAL_September_4__2020.pdf

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