The Health Professionals Education and Training for Health System Reforms Project (HPET) that is co-funded by World Bank and European Union have been implementing under the management of Ministry of Health (MOH) from 2014 to 2020. Capacity building of primary health care (PHC) teams on the basis of family medicine approach is one of the key components of the project. From 2018 to 2020, the project has been conducting short-term training courses specifically designed for each professional title of PHC team members working at commune health stations (CHSs) in 15 provinces of the project.
Within the framework of the national project on the development of basic health service package for grassroots health care level following the Circular No. 39/2017/ TT-BYT, Health Strategy and Policy Institute (HSPI) has been implementing a number of capacity building activities for diagnosis, treatment, and management of hypertension and diabetes among health staff working at the grassroots health care level in four districts of two provinces: Soc Son and Dong Anh (Hanoi), Van Yen and Tran Yen (Yen Bai).
Following the technical and financial support of the World Health Organization (WHO), the Health Strategy and Policy Institute (HSPI) has been implementing “Universal Health Coverage Acceleration Project” in Son La, Ninh Binh and Hai Phong provinces. The timeframe of the project is from 2018 to 2019. In the last four months of 2018, the research team conducted a situational assessment and gap analysis on the performance of 18 commune health stations (CHSs) selected from six districts of three project provinces.
On 27/7/2017, at La Thanh Hotel in Hanoi, the Heath Strategy and Policy Institute with assistance of the HelpAge International and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) held a workshop “Sharing the assessment results on long-ter care for the elderly in VietNam”. This workshop was organized to share the results of the rapid assessment of the current status of the elderly's health care needs in Vietnam, the international experience of long-term care for the elderly, and consult with experts in health sector and relevant organizations on measures to strengthen the long-term care for the elderly in Vietnam.
The HTAsiaLink is a collaborative regional network consisting of more than 20 agencies in 15 different countries in Asia and Pacific region that performs health technology assessment (HTA). HTAsiaLink has been organising annual conferences since 2012 and member countries take turns to organise and host the conference. The 6th HTAsiaLink Annual Conference takes place in Hanoi from 17th to 19th April 2017 by the Health Strategy and Policy Institute (HSPI) – the focal agency for the assessment of medical technology in Vietnam. The theme of this year conference is “Health Technology Assessment in designing and implementing Benefit Package for Universal Health Coverage”. The conference is an international forum for the evaluation of medical technology in the development and implementation of the Basic Health Care Package, through which participants exchange and learn experiences from countries in issues related to this topic.
Quang Binh is one of the poorest province of the country. The province's population is 863,350 people in 2013 in which adolescent/youth account for 28%. The total fertility rate is 2.52 in 2015 and is higher than the national average. Universal access to information and services of reproductive health, sexual health, pre-marriage, family planning for adolescent/youth in the province is still limited.
In order to implement collecting data of the study “Assessing system monitoring of infectious diseases in Vietnam and propose solutions”, the Health Strategy and Policy Institute, has hosted, in collaboration with the General Departmend of Preventive Medicine, Ministry of Health has established working groups in Dak Lak Province and Tay Ninh province.
In recent years, Vietnam has achieved a certain number of achievements in eye care and blindness prevention. However, alongside these achievements, Vietnam is also facing a number of existing, inadequate and unable to meet practical needs, such as eye care network models are inappropriate, deficiencies in both quantity and quality of human resources and structures, the conditions and equipment of facilities has not satisfied the requirements of development of techniques for ophthalmology ... Highlights inadequacies in the organizational model of the network of eye care in Vietnam today is the lack of uniformity, consistency in the organization of the network of eye care at both provincial and district level. This problem has affected negatively on the performance of eye care and blindness prevention at the local level. To provide evidence for the development of models of eye care units at provincial level consistent with practical needs, the Health Strategy and Policy Institute in collaboration with the Central Eye Hospital has conducted a survey “Assessing the situation of the organizational model of eye care units at provincial level” in some provinces and cities.