Early cancer detection is key, and it depends entirely on accurate breast image reading by radiologists. Early detection of breast cancer and accurate diagnosis is therefore so important to improving treatment efficacy and patient prognosis. Currently, diagnostic accuracy in detecting abnormalities on mammograms in Vietnam is around 50%, and we must to look for ways to improve this rate.
The workshop on launching the TWG on NCD prevention and control was hosted by the General Department of Preventive Medicine (GDPM) on December 17, 2019. This group is operated under the coordination of the HPG with the involvement of MOH departments/institutes, international agencies (WHO, WB, FHI 360, etc.) and relevant stakeholders.
With the financial and technical support of the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program, the Health Strategy and Policy Institute (HSPI) has collaborated with international and domestic partners to develop a multi-national project in three countries: Vietnam, Indonesia and Myanmar in the period of 2019-2022, namely “Scaling-up NCD interventions in South-East Asia (SUNI-SEA)”. In Viet Nam, the project is conducted through the cooperation between the HSPI, the HelpAge International in Viet Nam (HAIV) and the Thai Nguyen University of Medicine and Pharmacy (TNUMP).
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).
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.