Support to Strengthening Local Health Care Program (ADB-50285-001)

  • Vietnam
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Dec 21, 2016
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Government of Vietnam, Ministry of Health
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  • Education and Health
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 0.23 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 0.23 million
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Bank Documents
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jul 2, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Dec 21, 2016

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Project Description

According to ADB website, enhancing the local health care system is a key priority of the Government of Viet Nam. In this regard, the Ministry of Health (MOH) will spearhead the implementation of the government's Master Plan for Strengthening the Local Health Care Program (SLHCP).

SLHCP will consolidate and build on efforts to improve the quality of and access to primary health care services, especially for the poor and ethnic minorities in remote, border, and disadvantaged areas. It seeks to improve the network of local health facilities (consisting of commune health stations (CHS), district health centers, and district hospitals) to meet the changing health requirements of the population. More specifically, SLHCP will:

1. Upgrade the local health facilities to meet national standards
2. Strengthen health human resources
3. Improve operating and financing mechanisms
4. Enhance local health system management

Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 225,000.00

Contact Information

Responsible ADB Officer
Servais, Gerard

Responsible ADB Department
Southeast Asia Department

Responsible ADB Division
Human and Social Development Division, SERD

Executing Agencies
Ministry of Health
138A Giang Vo Str.
Hanoi, Viet Nam


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