Viet Nam: Second Greater Mekong Subregion Regional Communicable Diseases Control Project

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Project Name Second Greater Mekong Subregion Regional Communicable Diseases Control Project
Project Number 41508-013
Country Viet Nam
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2699-VIE: Second Greater Mekong Subregion Regional Communicable Diseases Control Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 27.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Health - Disease control of communicable disease - Health system development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact Improved health of the population in the Greater Mekong Subregion.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Timely and adequate control of communicable diseases likely to have a major impact on the region's public health and economy.
Progress Toward Outcome --
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Enhanced regional CDC systems

2. Improved CDC along borders and economic corridors

3. Integrated project management

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

In-country: exchange of information ok (procedures and regulations in place).

For exchange of information with provinces in neighboring countries, procedures not in place yet


Pilot procedures discussed and expected to be piloted in November-December 2014 (Son La, Ha Tinh, An Giang, and Tay Ninh provinces)

CPMU Decision No. 75 on 28 July 2014 guiding implementation of EMG/GAP development activities. List of 20 focal points on gender and ethnic groups (one in each PPMUs) established. 14/20 reports on implementation of gender and ethnic activities received.


Complete consolidation of the report and send report to ADB. (Final version of the report will be part of the annual report)

Achieved. Dr Vu Ngoc Long is CDC focal point. Dr Phu is IHR focal point.

Partially achieved.

The activities are jointly reviewed and discussed at regional IHR/APSED annual meeting.


Early November 2014, the 2015-2017 APSED plan will be submitted to Health Minister for approval. APSED plan has links with regional activities.

First report on project progress, including KM activities, sent in August 2014


Viet Nam CDC2 web-site developed but approval not yet obtained.

Brief update (not official) of project activities will be sent every month to RCU. KM news to be sent every quarter (even if no news, report will be sent)

Informed WHO on 2 fatal H5N1 in Viet Nam.

Local Health quarantine units share information with health quarantine units of bordering countries.

In September 2014, the 3 countries agreed to simultaneously inform WHO and the 2 neighboring countries when reporting on IHR-related events.

Project provinces achieved 96% of APSED-related activities.


Mission suggests that PMU delivers the IHR questionnaire to all project provinces to measure their degree of compliance with IHR/APSED.

Reached 140 villages, under the project. The government however covers other villages. Under the project, no increase in the number of villages but further improvement in the already selected villages

VIE-CAM X-border meeting in Ang Giang 2-3 Oct 2014.

Thanh Hoa meeting on info sharing on outbreak controls in border districts VIE-LAO 16-17 Oct. Organized by PHD and invited CPMU. Planned: Tay Ninh 31 Oct VIE-CAM. Son La and Luang-Prabang/ Huaphan in Luang Prabang on 18-19 Nov

2011 = new = 38 female/61

2012 58 female/97

2013 73 females /119

2014 (up to 30 Sep) 67 females / 105

Number of village health workers (midwives included) in targeted districts trained in 2015 increased from 50% to 80% compared to that in 2012

Data collected on the number of CHW trained during the year. Will send a questionnaire asking each VHW when was the last training s/he received. Objective is to have all of them trained at least once in the last 5 years


To finalize a project database on training including community health workers

Database available and submitted by CPMU.

(What was proposed was to increase from 50% to 80% the number of VHW trained each year and data was collected accordingly ok for coming back to original indicator)

Forms to be sent to PPMUs to collect information from lower levels mid-November. Data expected by end of the year.


CPMU designing the form to evaluate effectiveness of training. Will serve as the basis for evaluation of basic competencies . (Evaluation of training 2011-2014)

Project only focused on deworming (not on micronutrient). PPMU has not submitted exact figures yet. Expected end of the year.

PPMUs reported either women, or children

Among 20 provinces provinces, 13 provinces have submitted the report. (lacking reports from 7 provinces: Son La, Lao Cai, Nghe An, Ben Tre, Dak Nong, Dak Lak, Hanoi). Percentage of staff trained varies between 50% and 100%


Provide denominator (number of total CDC staff) and numerator (number of staff trained).

Female participants to training sessions account for 48.5%. 2,239/26,410 (8.5%) belong to ethnic minority groups (based on reports received to date; some PPMUs have not reported yet)


Female participants to training sessions account for 48.5%. 2,239/26,410 (8.5%) belong to ethnic minority groups (based on reports received to date; some PPMUs have not reported yet)


CDC staff in targeted districts in An Giang and Tra Vinh (including at least 60% female staff) achieve only 50% basic competencies.

Guidance and tools for assessing training effectiveness are being finalized, expected to be finished by end 2014.


Questionnaires on staff assessment have been sent to the commune health centers heads.

Provide information on the number of staff assessed.

AOP are prepared according to instructions.


CPMU will review AOP to assess if AOP are developed with results in mind ( result-based planning )

Baseline survey implemented in 2012

Provincial AOPs developed with CDC targets (special attention to specific issues as required)


Check AOPs (that have been approved by ADB)

Partially implemented and partially reported.

AOPs integrate GEGAP plans.


PMU will submit report on GEGAP for 2011-2013 by 30 November 2014. Report for 2014 will be submitted by 31 January 2015.

Geographical Location Viet Nam, for output 2 focusing on border districts in three clusters in northern, central and southern Viet nam
Safeguard Categories
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples B
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design During project preparation, consultation and participation included: (i) group discussions with (potential) beneficiaries, village health workers, and community-based organizations; (ii) consultation of health staff, provincial and district health managers, provincial governments, central ministries and partners; and (iii) workshop with ministries, partners, and NGOs.
During Project Implementation Level of consultation and participation envisaged are information sharing, Consultation,Collaborative decision making and empowerment. Existing organizational structures down to the village level will be used, no need for a separate system. However, participation will be monitored.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services All consultants will be recruited according to ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants. Three consulting firms and 19 individual consultants are provided for the duration of the project.
Procurement All procurement of goods and works will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time). International Competitive Bidding procedures will be applied for any packages valuing equal or more than $ 1.0 million in case of goods. Any bid packages of goods valuing more than $ 0.1 million and less than $1 million will be procured through national competitive bidding. Smaller goods and civil works packages costing less than $0.1 million may be procured through shopping procedures.
Responsible ADB Officer Gerard Servais
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Human and Social Development Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Health138A Giang Vo Str.
Ha Noi, Viet Nam
Concept Clearance 30 Mar 2010
Fact Finding 06 Apr 2010 to 23 Apr 2010
MRM 06 Sep 2010
Approval 22 Nov 2010
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 15 Apr 2010
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2015

Loan 2699-VIE

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
22 Nov 2010 23 Feb 2011 20 May 2011 30 Jun 2016 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 30.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 27.00 22 Nov 2010 21.54 0.00 83%
Counterpart 3.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 22 Nov 2010 23.18 0.00 89%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - - - Satisfactory

Safeguard Documents

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Title Document Type Document Date
Second Greater Mekong Subregion Regional Communicable Diseases Control Project: Indigenous Peoples Plan: Ethnic Groups Plan Indigenous Peoples Plans/Indigenous Peoples Development Plans Oct 2010
Second Greater Mekong Subregion Regional Communicable Diseases Control Project (Lao PDR) Indigenous Peoples Plans/Indigenous Peoples Development Plans Sep 2010
Second Greater Mekong Subregion Regional Communicable Diseases Control Project (Viet Nam) Indigenous Peoples Plans/Indigenous Peoples Development Plans Sep 2010

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