ON THE GROUND WITH THE GOOD LIVING PROJECT

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MUONG LAN COMMUNE. 28 AUGUST 2019
MUONG LAN COMMUNE. 28 AUGUST 2019

The show started with a folk song to warm up the atmosphere to create a friendly connection with the audience. Villagers from ethnic minority groups were in attendance, including youths and high school students. Our performance provided attendees with HIV/AIDS knowledge, and conveyed the issue of stigma and discrimination, as well as the benefits of early HIV testing and treatment.

MUONG LAN COMMUNE. 28 AUGUST 2019
MUONG LAN COMMUNE. 28 AUGUST 2019

After the performance, we engaged the audience in a Q&A session that they were highly participative in. Students and adults-alike raised their hands enthusiastically to have questions on HIV/AIDS answered.

MUONG DANG COMMUNE. 1 SEPTEMBER 2019
MUONG DANG COMMUNE. 1 SEPTEMBER 2019

The Dien Bien HIV/AIDS health staff also conducted the pre-performance interviews to assess audience understanding of HIV/AIDS, and their attitude towards it (stigmatizing or discriminatory behavior). We collected the data again after the performance to measure differences in levels of stigma and discrimination towards PLHIV. Read our blog to find out the results!

MUONG LAN COMMUNE. 28 AUGUST 2019
MUONG LAN COMMUNE. 28 AUGUST 2019

The show started with a folk song to warm up the atmosphere to create a friendly connection with the audience. Villagers from ethnic minority groups were in attendance, including youths and high school students. Our performance provided attendees with HIV/AIDS knowledge, and conveyed the issue of stigma and discrimination, as well as the benefits of early HIV testing and treatment.

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The Good Living project brings a series of folk-art performances to 40 remote communes of Dien Bien – a mountainous province in Northern Vietnam, to improve the lives of ethnic minorities affected by HIV/AIDS, as well as their access to HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment services.

CCRD partnered Dien Bien Center for Disease Control (CDC) to support a community art troop to perform acts authored to reduce stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV (PLHIV). In this partnership, CCRD oversees content design and development, and quality monitoring while Dien Bien CDC supports the art troop in field implementation and audience evaluation pre- and post-performances.

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Center for Community Health Research and Development (CCRD) is a Vietnamese NGO specialized in community and public health promotion and development. CCRD is a founding member, and the current Chair of the Partnership for Health Equity (PAHE) group, a network of Vietnamese NGOs and Academic institutions devoted to health equity promotion.

Founded in 2002, CCRD has received a number of awards of merit from the Vietnamese Government for our health and development programs in Vietnam. Our mission is to contribute to the improvement and equity of healthcare and social advancement for all Vietnamese people through a systematic and sustainable approach that emphasizes capacity building, and is sensitive to cultural differences. CCRD’s intervention and research prioritizes women children, and vulnerable and disadvantaged population groups.

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