Social innovation for the inclusion of elderly and persons with disabilitiesOn December 7th, 2015, the conference on social innovation for the inclusion of the elderly and people with disabilities was held by the Israeli Embassy; the Vietnamese Ministry of Labour- Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA); and the Vietnam office of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA). Attending the event were Deputy Minister Pham Minh Huan; Mrs Meirav Eilon Shahar – Ambassador of the Israeli Embassy to Vietnam; Mrs. Ritsu Nacken – UNFPA Acting Representative in Vietnam and representatives from the NA’s Committee for social affairs; the organizations of persons with disabilities, social organization, companies, expert in the field of caring and implementing the right of people with disability from Israel and Vietnam.
Orientation workshop on the development assessment plan for 5 years implementation law on the elderlyOn the morning of June 30, 2014, in Hanoi, the Ministry of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) in collaboration with United Nations Population Fund in Vietnam (UNFPA) organized an Orientation workshop on the development assessment plan for 5 years implementation law on the elderly. Attending the workshop were Mr. Dam Huu Dac, Deputy Chairman of the Central Committee of Vietnam elderly; Mr. Nguyen Van Hoi, Director General of the Department of Social Protection (MOLISA); Mr. Arthur Erken, UNFPA Representative in Vietnam; representatives of the ministries, the departments, the DOLISAs of provinces/cities and the International Organizations concerned, Deputy Minister of MOLISA Nguyen Trong Dam has attended and chaired the workshop.
Replication of elderly care model based on communityIn the days 3 and June 4, 2014, in Thanh Hoa City, the HelpAge International (HAI) in cooperation with the relevant units organized seminar "elderly care based on community". Attending the seminar were representatives of ministries and departments concerned at the central level: MOLISA, Ministry of Health, the Vietnam National Committee on Aging, Vietnam Association of the Elderly, Vietnam Women's Union ...; representatives of International Organizations: the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), the HAI, the HelpAge Korea (HAK) ...; leaders representing of the Local Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, Department of Health, Provincial Fatherland Front Committee of Thanh Hoa...
APEC turning to ICT to support aging populations Better access to information and communications technology (ICT) and service delivery are needed to boost living standards as the ageing population in the Asia-Pacific is piling pressure on shrinking workforces and budgets.
Southern province to give free healthcare to poor elderly people The Red Cross of the southern province of Ba Ria – Vung Tau has worked with the provincial military high command to give free medical check-ups, medicine and other assistance to 240 poor, lonely elderly people and beneficiaries’ families in Hoa Hiep commune, Xuyen Moc district.
Northern province applies well policies for the elderly Statistics show that the northern province of Quang Ninh has nearly 105,000 elderly people, accounting for 9.1% of the population. Over the past years, the province has paid attention to caring for the elderly, especially those in disadvantaged conditions.
Elderly treasure A retired military colonel in Hai Chau District, Huynh Phuong Ba, 85, has been doing a job for seven years that is unrelated to his former career as a military man: running a language class out of his home.