On September 8th, the Ministry of Labour – Invalids and Social Affairs in cooperation with the United Nations Child’s Fund (UNICEF), World Health Organization held a virtual Conference to evaluate and implement some solutions on child care, protection and education in the context of COVID-19 pandemic. Attending the Conference were representatives from ministries, sectors, international organizations, and Leaders from the DOLISA and relating Departments of 20 provinces, cities that have been the hotspot of COVID-19.
At the meeting, Deputy Minister Nguyen Thi Ha acknowledged the timely implementation of the policies supporting children who are F0, F1, and pregnant, women whose babies are under 6 years old. She also said that more than 108.000 people and children who are F1 have been supported financial assistance for food with nearly 116 billion VND. From April 2020, MOLISA, UNICEF, and relating organization have built and published 13 guiding documents; 200.000 communication publications was composed and delivered to the isolation areas, families, communities; hundreds of articles, radio and television programs communication on child care, protection and education have been published and broadcast on the mass media and social networks; mental health care, psychosocial care for children was soon paid attention…; The Minister of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs issued Official Dispatch No. 04/CD-LDTBXH directing localities to strengthen child protection and care during the COVID-19 pandemic and child accident, injury, and drowning prevention and control.