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.
On 20/08/2016, on News Television Channels (Vietnam News Agency), MS. Vu Thi Minh Hanh – Vice Director of the Health Strategy and Policy Institute Program attended the program "Health Stories" with the theme “Relieve pressure in the relationship between doctors and patients” This is a hot topic of social being interested. This is a hot topic being social concern.
With the objective to recognize the current status of the unit operations in the period 2011 - 2015, as well as identify opportunities and challenges for developing the strategic direction for the period 2016-2020, vision to 2025, in two days 22 and 23/08/2016, in Vinh Phuc, the Health Strategy and Policy Institute organized a workshop “Building Strategy on development of the Health Strategy and Policy Institute period 2016-2020, vision to 2025” with the participation of leaders of the Institute, leaders of Department together with consultants from the program of international health policy (IHPP), Ministry of Health of Thailand.
Satisfaction of service users is an important indicator denotes the quality and operating efficiency of the providers of medical services. To contribute to improving the quality of provided health care services throughout the country; on 04/6/2015, the Ministry of Health has issued Decision No. 2151 / QD-BYT on the approval of the implementation plan, “Renovating style, service attitude of health workers towards the satisfaction of patients”.
In the framework of construction activities for basic health service packages in Vietnam, under the direction of Deputy Minister of Health - Prof. Ph.D. Pham Le Tuan, the Health Strategy and Policy Institute held a consultation workshop for construction consultancy of basic health service packages in Vietnam on 31/3/2016 in Ha Noi. The objective of the workshop is to unify the concept, scope and approaches in building basic health service packages based on the health insurance payments. Hosted the workshop was Prof. Ph.D. Pham Le Tuan, Deputy Minister of Health, Mr. Nguyen Minh Thao - Deputy General Director of Vietnam Social Insurance. Participants of the workshop include representatives of the Ministry of Finance; representatives the Ministry of Health; Department of Military Medical and the Social Insurance Agency - Ministry of Defence; Department of Health - Ministry of Public Security; the Department of Health in Hanoi, Ninh Binh, Ha Nam, Bac Ninh; the Central Hospital; the provincial hospital, district hospital, private hospital; and the Association/Organization domestic and international.