The Italian Red Cross (IRC) has funded a project to helped improve reproductive health care for women in the southern central province of Binh Thuan.

Results of the project were reviewed at a seminar held by the Vietnam Red Cross’ chapter in Binh Thuan and the IRC Office in Phan Thiet city on March 19.

The project targeted women between the ages of 15-49 in Tan Tien and La Gi districts, the areas with the highest rates of reproductive health issues in the province.

The project provided consultancy and early diagnosis and treatment for women in the community, and organised campaigns to raise awareness of harmful everyday habits that increase the risk of catching diseases related to reproductive health.

Nguyen Tran Quan, Chairman of the provincial Red Cross, said the project has laid the foundation for more efforts to improve healthcare in the locality, especially in remote and island areas.

During the 2010-2012 period, the IRC also provided 150,000 EUR for similar projects in southern Tien Giang, Binh Phuoc and Long An provinces.

The projects in Tien Giang and Binh Phuoc have benefited 2,100 mothers and 1,800 children.-VNA