• Sex workers
    • Harm reduction intervention for female sex workers in service establishments
      Harm reduction intervention for female sex workers in service establishments

      On the evening of April 12th, 2017, at the People's Committee of District 1, Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), a seminar on implementation of the model "Support and harm reduction for female sex workers (FSW) at the service establishments" in District 1 and Ho Chi Minh City. The seminar was organized by HCMC Department of Social Vices Prevention, SCDI and People's Committee of District 1.

    • Saving the Future Project: Survey results and intervention strategy
      Saving the Future Project: Survey results and intervention strategy
      The “Saving the Future – Innovative Strategies to Control HIV Infection among Young people who Use Drugs in Vietnam” has completed the initial study and moved to the next phase of developing an effective intervention strategy for young people who use drugs. In March 10th, 2017, a conference has been held in Fortuna hotel, Hanoi to announce the initial research results.
    • Be persistent changes will happen
      Be persistent changes will happen
      "A meeting with such participant profiles was not imaginable few years back. But for being persistent, we are now seeing changes" - Mr. Nguyen Trong Dam - Vice Minister of MOLISA started this closing remark at the meeting to kick-off the National Action Plan on Prostitution Control 2016-2020.
    • Training on Organizational Development, Rights and Laws for CBOs
      Training on Organizational Development, Rights and Laws for CBOs
      From March 14 to 18, 2016, in Hai Phong and Ho Chi Minh city, SCDI has organized 2 trainings on organizational development, rights and laws for community based organizations.
    • The closing ceremony of SANL Project - CD10/CD15
      The closing ceremony of SANL Project - CD10/CD15
      After 4 years of implementation, SANL CD10/CD15 had come to an end. To send the sincerest thanks to CBOs who took part in the project, SCDI held a Gala Night and a Tribute day in Hoi An city, Quang Nam province on December 17th and 18th, 2015 with the participation of 12 CBOs in Vietnam.
  • Drug users
    • Training of Clinical intervention, rehabilitation support and relapse prevention from NIDA
      Training of Clinical intervention, rehabilitation support and relapse prevention from NIDA
      In three days, from April 3rd to April 5th, 2017, at the Hanoi Medical University, Professor Dennis C. Daley, MD, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and Social Work, Chair of the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) has delivered the training program to the trainers and doctors of Hanoi, Hai Phong, HCMC Medical university, staff and experts of SCDI, and the staff of the Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs in provinces.
    • Training on knowledge of Hepatitis C and community outreach counseling skills
      Training on knowledge of Hepatitis C and community outreach counseling skills
      From April 3rd to 5th  2017, the training course "Knowledge of Hepatitis C and community outreach counseling skills", sponsored  by Médecins du Monde – MDM, was organized by SCDI Hanoi office., 20 participants attending the training course were core members of the Vietnam Network of people who use drugs (VNPUD) in Hanoi.
    • Prospects for humane and effective drug policies in Southeast Asia
      Prospects for humane and effective drug policies in Southeast Asia
      During the week of March 13-17th 2017, the 60th session of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) took place in Vienna, Austria. At one of the side events focusing on Southeast Asia region, Nguyen Minh Trang, VNPUD Networker from SCDI) had a presentation about the organization and the development of voluntary drug treatment services in Vietnam.
    • Addiction recovery coaching with experts from CCAR-USA
      Addiction recovery coaching with experts from CCAR-USA
      During the week of March 13-17, SCDI was honored to work with the Recovery Coach Academy from the Connecticut Community For Addiction recovery (CCAR) in the USA in organizing training course on addiction recovery, the event was located at the National Assembly guest house, Tran Hung Dao street, Hanoi.
    • Innovation in addiction treatment in Khanh Hoa after 1 year of cooperation
      Innovation in addiction treatment in Khanh Hoa after 1 year of cooperation
      On October 24th, 2016, People’s Committee of Khanh Hoa Province combined with SCDI to organize Preliminary Conference on 3 years of implementing a Drug Rehabilitation and Renovation Plan until 2020 and 1year of implementing the Memorandum of understanding between Khanh Hoa Provincial People’s Committee (PPC), assistant experts of National Committee for AIDS, Drugs and Prostitution Prevention and Control and SCDI. 

  • MSM-TG
    • Transgender Star 2016
      Transgender Star 2016
      On May 15, 2016, in Hanoi, Nguyen Su Yen Mi from Can Tho was crowned Miss Transgender Star. SCDI was honored to be the Diamond Sponsor, collaborating with the Vietnam Network of Transgender in organizing the contest.  
    • MSM-TG Vietnam 14 years looking back – a development journey
      MSM-TG Vietnam 14 years looking back – a development journey
      31st July 2013 could be seen as an important mark in the development of the men who have sex with men and transgender (MSM-TG) community in Vietnam with the establishment of the Vietnam Network of Men who have sex with men and Transgender people.
  • Children
    • "Empowering Scholarship" Award ceremony for academic year 2016-2017
      "Empowering Scholarship" Award ceremony for academic year 2016-2017
      Sunday October 17th 2016, during the monthly activities of Children Program from the Centre for Supporting Community Development Initiatives (SCDI), member from Hanoi International Women Club (HIWC) visited, had talks and awarded scholarships to the children.
    • Dream Journey 2016
      Dream Journey 2016
      Dream Journey summer camps 2016 were organized in Hai Phong and Vung Tau on the 25th and 26th June 2016. This year, the camp held the topic of “I love the ocean” and invited over 50 children whose parents were among the vulnerability communities. 
    • Loving Milk – more than just nutrition
      Loving Milk – more than just nutrition
      In March 2016, Loving Milk, a program initiated by SCDI with the donation from Danone Vietnam CO., LTD, had provided more than 43 tons of power milk for more than 20,000 disadvantaged children in 40 provinces in Vietnam.  
    • Spring Trip
      Spring Trip
      To inspire a fully energetic creative year of social activities, from Feb 27th to 28th 2016, the Center for Supporting Community Development Initiative (SCDI) organized a 2-in-1 spring trip in Moc Chau, Son La for the volunteers. 
    • Summer Camp 2015 – Open Letter
      Summer Camp 2015 – Open Letter
      Summer Camp is an annual activity to support the participation of children with disadvantaged background in Vietnam. Joining Summer Camp, the children can participate in many educative as well as interactive activities. Classes providing useful knowledge and life-skills are integrated with enjoyable activities in a healthy and positive environment to boost and motivate the children’s participation. 
  • Health
    • Consultation workshop for CSOs and communities on malaria for Global Fund initiatives
      Consultation workshop for CSOs and communities on malaria for Global Fund initiatives
      In January 11th, 2017, more than 30 CBOs representatives from key malaria zones in Vietnam (Binh Phuoc, Gia Lai), state agencies officials, international experts and SCDI gathered in Hanoi to discuss about ending malaria epidemics  for Global Fund recommendations for the period of 2018-2020. 
    • Blue Sky Week (BSW 2016) workshop in India
      Blue Sky Week (BSW 2016) workshop in India
      From October 4th to October 7th 2016, Blue Sky Week (BSW) 2016 was held in the cities Vijayawada Hyderabad, India. This is an International HIV/AIDS Alliance key event which takes place annually in each region. 
    • Regional Malaria CSO Consultation Workshop in Cambodia
      Regional Malaria CSO Consultation Workshop in Cambodia
      In preparation for the 8th RSC (RAI Steering Committee) in Siem Reap, from 4th to 5th October 2016, the Regional Malaria CSOs Consultation Workshop was held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Organized by the Regional Malaria CSO Platform, the event forms an important part of the regional-level dialogue for the next funding cycle.
    • Spring Trip
      Spring Trip
      To inspire a fully energetic creative year of social activities, from Feb 27th to 28th 2016, the Center for Supporting Community Development Initiative (SCDI) organized a 2-in-1 spring trip in Moc Chau, Son La for the volunteers. 
    • SRH services for 518 people in Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi
      SRH services for 518 people in Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi
      On 13th June 2015, doctors and nurses from Nang Moi clinic has provided mobile SRH services for 518 people in Phuc Tan ward, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi.
  • Network
    • Retreat with SCDI Volunteers from the South
      Retreat with SCDI Volunteers from the South
      In April 08-09th 2017, the SCDI Retreat program for volunteer in the South took place at Bai Dau beach (Vung Tau) with the participation of 10 volunteers and SCDI staff.
    • Policy dialogues regarding the law enforcement on HIV/AIDS, drug and sex work
      Policy dialogues regarding the law enforcement on HIV/AIDS, drug and sex work
      In law enforcement in the fields of HIV/AIDS, drug and prostitution prevention, there are some inadequacies that need to be adjusted to ensure its efficiency among of the community and to improve the effectiveness of law. For that reason, on March 31st, 2017, a workshop on policy dialogues regarding the law enforcement on HIV/AIDS, drug and prostitution took place in Ho Chi Minh City. 
    • Consultation workshop for CSOs and communities on malaria for Global Fund initiatives
      Consultation workshop for CSOs and communities on malaria for Global Fund initiatives
      In January 11th, 2017, more than 30 CBOs representatives from key malaria zones in Vietnam (Binh Phuoc, Gia Lai), state agencies officials, international experts and SCDI gathered in Hanoi to discuss about ending malaria epidemics  for Global Fund recommendations for the period of 2018-2020. 
    • CSOs ANNUAL CONFERENCE FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
      CSOs ANNUAL CONFERENCE FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
      On 10.08.2016 in Hanoi, the CSOs annual conference with theme “for sustainable development of CSOs in Vietnam” was held by the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations (VUSTA), in collaboration with some relative organizations and associations. 
    • The establishment of Vietnam Network of Community on TB Control
      The establishment of Vietnam Network of Community on TB Control
      In Vietnam, while key affected populations actively and strongly participate in HIV prevention, community’s movement in Tuberculosis control is rather quiet. With efforts of a number of concerned organizations such as the Center for Supporting Community Development Initiatives (SCDI) and the World Health Organization (WHO), the community has paid attention to TB activities starting with the self-nomination of community delegates as TB patient representatives in the Global Fund’s Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM).
  • Communication - Advocacy
    • Policy dialogues regarding the law enforcement on HIV/AIDS, drug and sex work
      Policy dialogues regarding the law enforcement on HIV/AIDS, drug and sex work
      In law enforcement in the fields of HIV/AIDS, drug and prostitution prevention, there are some inadequacies that need to be adjusted to ensure its efficiency among of the community and to improve the effectiveness of law. For that reason, on March 31st, 2017, a workshop on policy dialogues regarding the law enforcement on HIV/AIDS, drug and prostitution took place in Ho Chi Minh City. 
    • "Empowering Scholarship" Award ceremony for academic year 2016-2017
      "Empowering Scholarship" Award ceremony for academic year 2016-2017
      Sunday October 17th 2016, during the monthly activities of Children Program from the Centre for Supporting Community Development Initiatives (SCDI), member from Hanoi International Women Club (HIWC) visited, had talks and awarded scholarships to the children.
    • CSOs ANNUAL CONFERENCE FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
      CSOs ANNUAL CONFERENCE FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
      On 10.08.2016 in Hanoi, the CSOs annual conference with theme “for sustainable development of CSOs in Vietnam” was held by the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations (VUSTA), in collaboration with some relative organizations and associations. 
    • Community drug treatment site in Da Mai to be opened
      Community drug treatment site in Da Mai to be opened
      On November 5th, 2015, Bac Giang’s Department for Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs and the People Committee organized an opening ceremony for a new community drug treatment site located in Da Mai’s commune health clinic, Bac Giang province.
    • Community Social Volunteer Teams, an important force in supporting drug users
      Community Social Volunteer Teams, an important force in supporting drug users
      A workshop on the roles and effectiveness of Community Social Volunteer Teams (CSVT) was held in Da Nang on December 12th, 2015 to summarize capacity building activities as well as introduce the Volunteer Handbook, and the indicators for success for the CSVT system in the country. 
  • Others
    • Dr. Khuat Thi Hai Oanh in WHO and 9th IAS Conference Advisory Committee
      Dr. Khuat Thi Hai Oanh in WHO and 9th IAS Conference Advisory Committee
      In March 2017, Dr Khuat Thi Hai Oanh, SCDI Director has traveled to Geneva, Switzerland to attend the meeting of WHO's Technical and Strategic Advisory Committee on HIV, Hepatitis Virus and to Paris, France to join the advisory committee for the preparation of 9th IAS Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2017).
    • SCDI Director Khuat Thi Hai Oanh in “Ba Trieu’s 21st century daughters”
      SCDI Director Khuat Thi Hai Oanh in “Ba Trieu’s 21st century daughters”
      On the occasion of Vietnamese Women's Day October 20th, Women's Publishing House has published the book " Ba Trieu’s 21st century daughters " as a special gift dedicated to all Vietnamese women, where 20 prominent female characters were sketched with unique imprint. Doctor Khuat Thi Hai Oanh - SCDI Director is honored as one of the most inspiring women figured in this book.
    • SCDI Executive Director Khuat Thi Hai Oanh received HIWC’s 2016 Vision Award
      SCDI Executive Director Khuat Thi Hai Oanh received HIWC’s 2016 Vision Award
      Hanoi International Women's Club ‘s 2016 Vision Award is decerned to Ms Khuat Thi Hai Oanh, the Founder and Executive Director of the Centre for Supporting Community Development Initiatives (SCDI). The award celebrates vision, leadership and dedication from an inspiring woman to a cause or a pursuit.
    • SCDI’s strategic plan development meeting 2016 – 2020
      SCDI’s strategic plan development meeting 2016 – 2020
      In 1 – 3 June 2015, SCDI’s 37 staff had an in-depth meeting to review its progress in implementing its Strategic Plan for 2011 - 2015 and way forward for the next 5 years.
    • SCDI training on HIV/AIDS at Levi Strauss & Co.
      SCDI training on HIV/AIDS at Levi Strauss & Co.
      From 26th – 30th January 2015, at Levis factory in Ninh Bình, as proposed by Levi Strauss & Co., SCDI has organized a training course on basic HIV and Levi Strauss & Co.’s HIV related policies for the staff.
In three days, from April 3rd to April 5th, 2017, at the Hanoi Medical University, Professor Dennis C. Daley, MD, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and Social Work, Chair of the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) has delivered the training program to the trainers and doctors of Hanoi, Hai Phong, HCMC Medical university, staff and experts of SCDI, and the staff of the Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs in provinces.
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