Opiate Use and Pregnancy in Hanoi: Findings of an Assessment

Published on 1 February 2010

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.


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Pauline Oosterhoff

Research Fellow

Publication details

White, J., Oosterhoff, P. and Anh Thu Vuong


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