Viet Nam: Vitamin A and Deworming for Improved Nutrition (formerly Salt & Flour Fortification for Improved Nutrition)

Sovereign Project | 40024-012

Summary

(i) Reduce child mortality, morbidity and improve physical growth, cognitive development and future productivity of 1.8 million children in poor provinces.

(ii) Improve impact, reach and cost-effectiveness of Government investments to improve nutrition including the reduction of anemia and vitamin A deficiencies.

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Project Name Vitamin A and Deworming for Improved Nutrition (formerly Salt & Flour Fortification for Improved Nutrition)
Project Number 40024-012
Country Viet Nam
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 9098-VIE: Vitamin A and Deworming for Improved Nutrition (formerly Salt & Flour Fortification for Improved Nutrition)
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Health - Health sector development and reform
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description

(i) Reduce child mortality, morbidity and improve physical growth, cognitive development and future productivity of 1.8 million children in poor provinces.

(ii) Improve impact, reach and cost-effectiveness of Government investments to improve nutrition including the reduction of anemia and vitamin A deficiencies.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy ADB's Country Strategy for 2007 to 2010 has a focus on equitable social development. Improving the nutrition and thus the overall health and productivity of the poor is a direct contribution to this objective.
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome The project had achieved its targets and objectives. There was a demonstrable combination of VA application and deworming for the target age group children to improve their nutrition status, particularly as they were integrated in the national nutrition target program. The project had a broad impact on the reduction of anemia and parasitic infection among target children, although it was difficult to attribute these solely to the VA supplement and deworming only, as there were other factors such as better nutrition practices, better health care services, capacity building of staff, and improved household incomes. The nutrition collaborator network was much improved and institutionalized through commune health stations which will ensure sustainability of the project's outputs.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) The Grant has completed successfully. ICM has been circulated
Geographical Location 18 provinces have been identified according to national nutrition survey data that provide information on micronutrient deficiency levels (e.g. vitamin A deficiency) and other standard nutrition criteria such as growth figures (height and weight).
Safeguard Categories
Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Individual consultants namely: (i) communications and education (1person month) and (ii) international program development consultant (4 person months) will be recruited to assist in the project implementation.
Procurement All ADB-financed goods and services will be procured following ADB' Guidelines for Procurement; For Equipment and supplies, minor items costing less than $100,000 equivalent may be procured using the Shopping and Direct Contracting procedures.
Responsible ADB Officer Vincent De Wit
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Viet Nam Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of HealthDr. Le Thi HopNational Institute of Nutrition, 48 B Tang Bat Ho Street, Hanoi Viet Nam
Timetable
Concept Clearance 21 Dec 2005
Fact Finding 16 Mar 2006 to 21 Mar 2006
MRM -
Approval 17 Nov 2006
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 07 Apr 2006
Last PDS Update 01 Feb 2012

Grant 9098-VIE

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
17 Nov 2006 18 Sep 2007 18 Sep 2007 30 Nov 2010 - 09 Sep 2011
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 1.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 17 Nov 2006 0.00 0.99 99%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 1.00 17 Nov 2006 0.00 0.99 99%

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