In order to facilitate the provision of medically accurate information to pregnant opiate users in Hanoi, a small-scale, rapid assessment was conducted.
The aims of the assessment were:
- to develop an understanding key messages on pregnancy and opiate use, as reported in international literature;
- to explore Vietnamese female opiate users’ experiences of pregnancy;
- to identify current barriers to communicating key information to female drug users in Hanoi;
- to devise an appropriate intervention to enhance female drug users’ access to relevant knowledge and information concerning opiate use and pregnancy.