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Vietnam Health Design

Students sit with locals and talk

The Hive Vietnam Health Design Program was initiated in 2018. The students conducted design empathy research to reframe a conservation-health issue – the production and consumption of bear bile in Northern Vietnam – from a local perspective. The student teams then designed culturally appropriate messaging and outreach to amplify the voices and knowledge of local health influencers – namely, matriarchal women. The goals of this design work are three-fold: decentralizing health knowledge, while celebrating and documenting women’s cultural health knowledge and, in turn, contributing to reducing wildlife medicine demand in Northern Vietnam.

Read reflections from students who were a part of the program in 2018

Learn more about student experiences on The Hive Buzz

Hive Vietnam 2019 Report (published 2020)

Hive Vietnam 2018 Report (published 2019)