Vietnam: EU Health Project Awarded

The ‘EU Facility Project’ in Vietnam aims to provide flexible and co-ordinated technical assistance to the Ministry of Health (MoH) to achieve targets defined in the EU Health Sector Policy Support Programme 2 (HSPSP2). Initiatives of the three-year €5M project will respond in a flexible and rapid manner to the need for short and medium term expertise, research and training of the various stakeholders in areas that include : (1) health financing, (2) health information systems and capacity related to statistics and data management, (3) health budgeting, planning and decentralisation, (4) health policy dialogue, (5) health services quality - accreditation/ delivery/ use/ assessment - for the poor and the near poor, (6) health and insurance sector governance (anti-corruption and transparency), and (7) maternal and child.

The EU has been a steady partner to the MOH in Vietnam, supporting the sector since 1993. EPOS will lead implementation of the ‘EU Facility Project’ in consortium with the Asian Management and Development Institute and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.