Women in Gia Lai receive hygiene packages (Source: UN Women)

Hanoi (VNA) – The UN Women Vietnam, in coordination with the Vietnam Women Union, has provided 3,000 packages of hygiene products for disadvantaged women and girls in the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum.

The UN Women Vietnam said on September 10 that the goods, including soaps and hygiene products for women, are funded by an aid package of 300,000 USD of the Government of the Republic of Korea (RoK).

The hygiene packages are hoped to help prevent the spread of diarrhoea, hand-foot-mouth disease and dengue fever, among others.

The aid delivery in Kon Tum is part of the plan to provide 20,500 such packages for disadvantaged women in the five provinces of Ca Mau, Kien Giang, Binh Thuan, Kon Tum, and Gia Lai, worth a total of over 14 billion VND (625,000 USD).

The event was attended by RoK Ambassador to Vietnam Lee Hyuk, Country Director of UN Women Vietnam Shoko Ishikawa and President of the Vietnam Women Union Nguyen Thi Thu Ha.

Shoko Ishikawa said the targeted women will also receive consultation on how to keep them and their family’s healthy.

Echoing Ishikawa’s opinion, Nguyen Thi Thu Ha also underlined the need to include gender factor in aid activities, saying that women and girls are vulnerable to natural disasters, and they also have more difficulties to access support than men.-VNA