1. Review the project performance (October 2007 – Mar. 31, 2010) based on measuring indicators of implementation, outcomes, barriers and drawbacks in intervention programs;
2. Review the relevancy of interventions delivered by the project with the National strategy for HIV/AIDS control, and contributions of the project to the national AIDS program;
3. Recommend actions to be taken to secure further success of the project in the remaining period of Phase III and strategic directions for the next phase.
In 2008, the Ministry of Health was authorized by the government to commission drafting the Law on examination and treatment. In accordance with the Law on Enactment of normative documents No. 17/2008/QH12 and Decree 24/2009/NĐ-CP, any agencies commissioning a law drafting process need to conduct a regulatory impact analysis (RIA).
As assigned by the Minister of Health, in 2009, the Health Strategy and Policy Institute conducted a review of the socioeconomic impact of the draft law to explore the level of socioeconomic influence of specific key perspectives of the draft Law on examination and treatment to help provide evidence for refinement of the law and inform the government and National Assembly for decision making in 2009.
The Law on Enactment of normative documents No. 17/2008/QH12 and Decree 24/2009/NĐ-CP, Article 38, Chapter III, requires that any agencies commissioning a law drafting process are responsible to provide an impact assessment of the legislation, review of enforcement performance and regulatory impact analysis (RIA).
This review was conducted by the Health Strategy and Policy Institute in 2009 to evaluate the socioeconomic impact in terms of some key areas of concern in the draft Law on Food Hygiene and Safety, to help provide evidence for the development and optimization of the Food Hygiene and Safety law, and inform the government and National Assembly in making decision on approval of this law
To continue creating changes in the sense of law respect and compliance through law propaganda, dissemination and education on 12 March 2008 the Prime Minister signed Decision 37/2008/QD-TTg to approve the Program on law dissemination and education in 2008-2012. To ensure effective implementation of Decision 37/2008/QD-TTg in the health sector, on 23 March 2010 the National Commission for Ideology and Propaganda (NCIP) and Ministry of Health (MOH) signed the “Program on cooperation to implement political missions and resolve sensitive and urgent issues in terms of ideology among staff and people in health care, protection and promotion”. The key contents of this program are to boost dissemination and education to raise awareness among leaders of Party committees at levels, government authorities, staff and people in health care, protection and promotion. MOH assigns the Health Strategy and Policy Institute (HSPI) to cooperate with the MOH Cabinet and Legislation Department to conduct the study “Evaluating current situation of resources and needs of training propaganda staff on policies in the health sector” at 77 units/institutions attached to MOH and 63 provincial health departments. The aim is to learn about current situation of resources and needs of training propaganda staff on policies in the health sector and thereby identify training needs for propaganda personnel
In 2005, the Minister of Health released the Action plan to combat human pandemic influenza in Vietnam. After four years the plan being in implementation, there is a need for evidence on outcomes as well as challenges and drawbacks of the action plan, whereby recommendations for amendment of the Action plan to combat human influenza A (H1N1) pandemic can be made and solutions to improve the feasibility and performance of the plan can be proposed.
All the surveyed higher level hospitals have hospital bed use at or beyond 100%, including specialized hospitals. Some of the hospitals are in a serious overcrowding, such as Bach Mai hospital (165%), Cho Ray hospital (139%) and National Children’s hospital (119%). Most of the remaining hospitals are short-staffed compared to the existing norms. All destinations of rotated expatriate share a same status of health service delivery limitation. Most hospitals in these locations have not yet been able to provide the full list of services required for their respective levels of care. Local clients seeking medical care often have to rely on referrals or bypass the designated level of care.
On 26/5/2008, the Minister of Health signed Decision 1816/QD-BYT, which approves the Project “Fielding rotated professionals from upper level hospitals to lower levels to improve the quality of medical care”. The project objectives include: To improve the quality of medical care at lower levels, especially in the mountainous, remote areas with staff shortage; To reduce overcrowding for upper level hospitals, especially central level hospitals; and To transfer technologies and conduct on-site training to improve skills and qualifications for lower level health care professionals. The project has worked and to ensure the sustainability it is needed to carry out an assessment of the implementation in the last period to identify emerging issues as well as barriers to remove, thereby making recommendations on more appropriate and feasible solutions.
The National drug policy in Vietnam enacted with the Government Resolution 37/CP, dated June 20, 1996, acts as the yardstick for development planning in the pharmaceutical industry. The national drug policy demonstrates strong support and commitment of the government in meeting the public need for medication, and also offers comprehensive and long-term strategies to achieve identified objectives , including regular and adequate supply of quality drugs to users; safe, rational and effective use of drugs, among others. After 15 years implementing the national drug policy, the need for a full-scale evaluation of how the policy works out to inform subsequent updates of the national drug policy in the next phases, meeting the practical needs in the industry, adapted to the current context, emerges.