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. (15/03/2019)
Internal Technical Workshop – “Universal Health Coverage Acceleration Project” – January 8th, 2019
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.
Workshop Sharing the assessment results on long-ter care for the elderly in VietNam
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 Health Strategy and Policy Institute held the sixth annual conference “Asia Health Technology Assessment Network” (HTAsiaLink)
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.
Deploying activities Final survey “Unmet demand for contraception methods of adolescents and youth in Quang Binh Province”
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.
Deploying activities “Assessing system monitoring of infectious diseases” in Tay Ninh and Dak Lak Province
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.
The Vietnam’s health system is oriented as a health insurance based system with the aim of enabling people to access to quality health care services when needed and at the same time create equity in health financing contribution. The Health Insurance Law has identified the goal of universal health insurance by 2014. With more than 70% of population living in rural areas, the expansion of health insurance (HI) in rural areas is key to reach to goal of universal health insurance. The project titled “Bringing health care to the vulnerable: Development of equitable and sustainable rural health insurance in Vietnam” is implemented to provide evidence for developing HI policies for rural areas. Within this project, a number of interventions have been piloted in two districts of Hai Duong and Bac Giang provinces in 18 months. These interventions need evaluation to serve as grounds for making recommendations and providing information for policies makers in developing health insurance policies for rural areas.