Pham Viet Nam
National Coordinator (Vietnam)
Nam, who has formal English training and also 4 years of formal training in External Affairs, currently is a Coordinator for VNPUD – a national network of people who use drugs in Vietnam which offers services relating but not limited to harm reduction, HIV testing, counselling, mental health counselling in 33 different provinces in Vietnam. He has a few years of experience in volunteer work at a community level focusing on underprivileged groups of people and public health especially during the pandemic.
He is in charge of VNPUD’s communication, social media, proposals and all the different projects that are under way. With a lot of training in communication and translation, he can effectively connect groups in the network and also with international partners. He also has experience in public relations and is also in charge as a manager of the HOPE Cafe which aims to support people who use drugs by creating a safe space for PUD members. Nam is the National Coordinator for Innovative advocacy approaches to address health and rights of People who Use Drugs in Vietnam.