Training course: "Introduce the current situation of Vietnam's health system and the methods for monitoring, evaluating performance of provincial health system"
Strengthening and improving performance of health system aiming at equity, efficiency and development is one of goals of Vietnam's health system. From the management perspective, to accomplish this goal, it is necessary to improve the management capacity with systematic approach for policy makers as well as health managers at all levels.
As being a research organization under the Ministry of Health, with the main function is to provide scientific evidences for developing health policy and strategy as well as to provide training for capacity building in the area of health policy development and health system strengthening, from 23rd to 24th August 2012, the Health Strategy and Policy Institute (HSPI) organized a training course: "Introduce the current situation of Vietnam's health system and the methods for monitoring, evaluating performance of provincial health system". This training course was held for 8 Departments of Health: Hanoi, Quang Ninh, Hai Phong, Nghe An, Ho Chi Minh City, An Giang, Binh Dinh, Hai Duong with the objective of providing provinces information on current situation of Vietnam's health system as well as helping them know how to monitor evaluate perfomance of their provincial health system and how to use information in health planning. Monitoring and evaluation performance of health system has been comprehensively implemented by using a basic set of indicators in 6 components of health system: governance and stewarship, health financing, human resources in health, health service delivery, pharmaceutical management and health information system. Participants of training courses included directors of Provincial Departments of Health, and its related departments (Finance Department, Planning Department, Department of Personnel, Department of Medical Profession and Pharmaceutical Management Department). The training course was funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Rockefeller Foundation.