The Centre for Community Health and Development (COHED) was established in December 2002 by Mrs. Dao Thi Mai Hoa and officially began operations in 2003. As a Vietnamese based non-profit organization, COHED works throughout the country to improve the lives of Vietnam’s most vulnerable communities and individuals.
COHED is a leading Vietnamese
NGO in sustainable community development and local health improvement.
Our vision is to empower disadvantage individuals and communities to overcome poverty and live equitably
We believe in improving the quality of life of the
most vulnerable and disadvantaged in our community.
We respect the right of these people to have control over their future
and we ensure we are responsive to their needs. We foster
self-responsibility and personal initiative and seek to build the
capacity of individuals to become happy, successful, and productive members
of their communities.
We seek to work in a collaborative and cooperative way and include all relevant parties in
designing and implementing our health and development initiatives.
Our team works to the highest professional standards based on
our fundamental respect for human rights
and cultural and social diversity.