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. (03/04/2020)
Transforming breast cancer diagnoses in Vietnam
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.
Kick-off workshops to establish Technical Working Groups under the Health Partnership Group - December 16-17, 2019
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.
SUNI-SEA European Team visit to Viet Nam
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).
Post-training assessment of primary health care teams at commune health stations in Yen Bai Province - Health Professionals Education and Training for Health System Reforms Project (HPET)
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.
The piloting project of basic health service package – Capacity building for commune health station in treatment and management of non-communicable diseases in Yen Bai
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).
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.