Fact Sheet: Health

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Over the past several decades, the Government of Vietnam (GVN) has made remarkable strides in improving the health of the country’s citizens. However, much remains to be done in the areas of HIV, tuberculosis (TB) and global health security. The siloed and decentralized public health system can be bureaucratic and inefficient. The national health response to HIV often does not prioritize most at-risk populations such as men who have sex with men or transgender people. USAID partners with the GVN to build health systems to be inclusive, address both longstanding and emerging infectious disease threats, and plan, finance, and implement solutions to public health challenges to ensure better health for the people of Vietnam, and promote a world that is safe and secure by containing threats where they arise.

Under the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), USAID collaborates with the GVN and a robust civil society sector to expand and improve HIV prevention and treatment services. USAID partners with the National TB Program to improve TB case finding and strengthen national TB diagnostic and treatment systems. For both HIV and TB, USAID helps build foundational health systems to advance local ownership and GVN leadership of HIV and TB prevention and treatment programs. The GVN has significantly increased its domestic resources over the years for the HIV response. Specifically, the GVN funds HIV treatment through its Social Health Insurance (SHI) scheme and is procuring HIV drugs for an increasing share of patients — up to 70 percent, as of the end of 2021. USAID’s Global Health Security activities aim to increase Vietnam’s effectiveness to prevent, detect, and respond to priority global health threats posed by infectious diseases. USAID partners take a “One Health” approach in addressing emergence of potential pathogens and spillover across the animal, human, and ecosystem interfaces.

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Monday, December 27, 2021 - 2:45am

Last updated: December 27, 2021