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

Sovereign Project | 40024-012 Status: Closed


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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 No gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

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 Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Vincent De Wit
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Viet Nam Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Health
Dr. Le Thi Hop
National Institute of Nutrition, 48 B Tang Bat Ho Street, Hanoi Viet Nam


Concept Clearance 21 Dec 2005
Fact Finding 16 Mar 2006 to 21 Mar 2006
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 07 Apr 2006
Last PDS Update 01 Feb 2012

Grant 9098-VIE

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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