Viet Nam

vietnamViet Nam’s economy has been improving over the past few years. However, some persons with disabilities, firstly caused by the effects of past conflict – especially those in rural areas, where poverty is more prevalent – still lack funds for medical care.

The Vietnamese government ratified the UNCRPD in 2015, and is revising national legislation regarding disabilities. The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) and Ministry of Health (MoH) both conduct activities for persons with disabilities, while the Vietnamese Training Centre for Orthopaedic Technology (VIETCOT) trains prosthetists and orthotists.