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Vietnam country quote 2021

Vietnam now has 90 percent of HIV patients enrolled in Social Health Insurance. SHI funds are now used to procure anti-retroviral drugs, the most expensive component of an HIV response.
Ann Marie Yastishock
USAID Vietnam Mission Director

Expanding Our Impact

Vietnam has approximately 214,000 people living with HIV and has one of the heaviest TB burdens in the world (WHO, 2020). The Government of Vietnam has set the goal of ending TB and HIV in the country by 2030. Since 2014, Abt Associates has provided technical assistance for a transition of HIV program to domestic funding through the country’s Social Health Insurance (SHI) scheme, which is now the primary funding agent for HIV treatment in Vietnam. The Government of Vietnam is also transitioning TB service delivery and financing to the SHI. Through the USAID-funded Local Health System Sustainability (LHSS) project, Abt support to:

  • Strengthen capacity of the Government of Vietnam to identify and implement strategies that mobilize domestic resources for the health sector, including intensified public financial management systems, improved efficiency of the social health insurance scheme, and increased domestic financing for HIV prevention and treatment services
  • Ensure a continuous supply of best value, quality HIV and TB commodities by advocating and supporting for SHI coverage of these commodities, and strengthening the procurement and management capacity to ensure uninterrupted supply chain, thus improving health outcomes
  • Integrate TB services into Vietnam’s social health insurance scheme to increase access
Patients who now receive their antiretroviral drugs through social health insurance