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2001107 Disability in Vietnam in 1999 A Meta Analysis of the Data


2001107 Disability in Vietnam in 1999 A Meta Analysis of the Data

This report is a review of data on disability in Vietnam. The two main objectives of the
review study are to (1) assess current knowledge on the prevalence of disability, types of
disability, causes of disability, characteristics of persons with disabilities (PWDs), the need
for prosthetic and orthotic services, and the current supply of such services in Vietnam, and
(2) determine the additional data requirements for filling the gaps in information on the
demand, supply, and rehabilitative service infrastructure needs for persons with disabilities in
Vietnam. Reports and data were compiled and collated from more than a dozen surveys
related to disability, from the Community-Based Rehabilitation (CBR) disability surveillance
system, service statistics from almost two dozen rehabilitation centers and prosthetic and
orthotic workshops, and from the key staff at ministries and nongovernmental organizations
(NGOs) working in the field of disability, especially Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social
Affairs (MOLISA), the MOH, the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET), and a dozen
key NGOs working in the field of motor disability and prosthetics and orthotics production,
learning disabilities, inclusive education programs, and vocational training for persons with
disabilities (PWD).
Strengths and weaknesses in the extant data on disability in Vietnam are highlighted, and
future data needs are identified. A range of estimates on the overall prevalence of disability,
the prevalence of specific types of disabilities (using the World Health Organizations’s
[WHO] seven general disability categories), the major causes of different kinds of disabilities,
and the characteristics of PWDs and differentials in the types and causes of disabilities
according to age and gender. Limited data is reviewed on inclusive and special education
programs and vocational training for PWDs. Summary data are provided in tables attached to
the report.