This report presents the results of the May 2009 baseline (pre-intervention) assessment among health care providers (HCPs), and the July 2010 pre- and post-Training of Trainers assessments among HCPs, in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) and Da Nang, regarding the issue of quality of care for victims of gender-based violence (GBV) at health facilities in Vietnam. The views of HCPs detailed in this report represent an important foundation for project development and implementation in the study locations. The pre- and post-Training of Trainers questionnaire aimed to assess the HCPs on the topics covered in the training course. The results showed that basic knowledge of hospital staff about GBV improved significantly as an immediate result of training. After the training all the participants were aware of the GBV Laws and related regulations. Many HCPs in Vietnam seek information independently to help them better serve patients who are victims of GBV. Results of this report encourage continuing support of additional training, hospital protocols, and a network of referral agencies.
Mai Quoc Tung, Meiwita P. Budiharsana, Nguyen Thi Phuong Lan, and Jane H. Patten. 2010. "Improving quality of health care for gender-based violence victims at health facilities in Viet Nam," Project evaluation report. Hanoi: Population Council.