Assessment of UNFPA's piloted community-based model on care for older people

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No. of pages: 4

Publication date: 2016

Author: UNFPA

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Under the project titled “Prevention of domestic violence, addressing imbalanced sex ratio at birth (SRB), and care for the elderly” funded by UNFPA in Hai Duong Province and Ben Tre Province in Viet Nam, the Inter-generational Self-Help Club (ISHC) model was adopted for piloting from year 2013 to 2015. The ISHC model aims to increase quality of life of older people, their families and communities with special attention given to those from more vulnerable groups including the poor, near poor, and women, through community based inter-generational and self-help approaches. The ISHCs are also financially supported by HelpAge International. After two years of implementation, an assessment of the model’s performance was conducted to provide evidence on results and recommendations for further improvement of the model.