Social Franchise BlueStar

2010 Annual review workshops of BlueStar Social Franchise network

On 13, 15, 20 and 22 January 2011, MSV and the Center for Community Reproductive Health in Viet Nam (VNCRH) organized annual review workshops for the network of franchised obstetric-gynecological and FP clinics named BlueStar in 7 provinces/cities: Ha Noi, Hai Phong, Khanh Hoa, HCMC, Binh Duong, Dong Nai and An Giang.

The workshops were joined by representatives from the relevant organizations and offices in the provinces/cities above, including DOH, Provincial Department of Planning and Investment, People’s Aid Coordinating Committees, Provincial Office for Population and Family Planning, the Division of Private Medical and Pharmaceutical Practitioners, BlueStar clinic members and mass media.

It is an annual activity within the project “Socializing Reproductive Health services to improve the sexual and reproductive Health of the Vietnamese population” approved by the Prime Minister in 2007.

During the 12 months of 2010, the BlueStar clinic network throughout the country achieved the following results: 140 new members joined the network, 391,515 clients were served, of which the number of clients who received FP services was 152,220 people, safe abortions numbered 62,638, an increase of 35% and 200% respectively in comparison with 2009. These achievements contribute to protecting 56,805 married couples/sexual partners from unwanted pregnancy, preventing 131 maternal deaths and 1,130 neonatal deaths.

In 2011, MSV and VNCRH planned to expand the BlueStar clinic network with an additiona 300 private facilities in 7 provinces/cities. These franchisees are participating in the project in order to increase opportunity to access FP services, safe abortions and quality RH services in Vietnam.

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