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

Sovereign Project | 41508-013 Status: Approved


ADB is helping enhance communicable disease control systems in the Greater Mekong Subregion. The project, which includes Viet Nam, will expand surveillance and response systems and target the control of dengue and neglected tropical diseases. It will improve provincial capacity for communicable disease control, including training for agencies and communities in border districts.

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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

Reports and feedback on infectious diseases: All PPMUs keep supporting to

collect, analyse, feedback on epidemic status weekly and monthly as regulated in Circular No. 48/2010/TT-BYT dated 31 December 2010 by Minister of Health guiding the declaration of, information and reporting on infectious diseases. By the end of Quarter I/2015, 992 reports on disease status were submitted and 97.8% of the reports met the deadline.

Status of handling of infectious disease outbreaks: according to reports from

PPMUs, there were a total of 424 foci of infectious diseases recorded in 12 project provinces in this Quarter: dengue fever (348 foci), HFMD (59 foci), chickenpox (11 foci), mumps (5 foci), measles (1 foci). All of the foci was handled promptly and 75.9% of them was handled properly under regulations.

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)

1. Enhanced Regional CDC Systems

1.1 Improved Capacity for Regional Cooperation in CDC

a. Sharing experiences through international and regional workshops

- The 6th ASEAN+3 FETN Steering Committee Meeting was organized on 21-22 May 2015, Quang Ninh with the participation of health experts from ASEAN countries plus three countries and international organizations and partners(ADB, FAO, MBDS, SAFETYNET, WHO, USAID, US.CDC ).

b. Researches

- PMU monitors the progress of 6 researches on dengue fever, worms, malaria, Influenza H5N1) conducted by IHEs/Pasteur Institute and IMPEs with financial support by the project.

- Three researches completed in 2014 have been under the liquidation progress, but PMU has not received the clearance and reported on research findings yet.

- Financial support provided for research conducted in 2014 - 2015 (150,000 USD):

- The project held a meeting to select 8 main themes of scientific research on CDC (hepatitis, influenza A/H5N1, rabies, encephalitis, HFMD, dengue fever) submitted by 8 parties, including GDPM, Pasteur Institute in Ho Chi Minh City, Pasteur Institute in Nha Trang, Son La Provincial Preventive Medicine Center, National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, 03 Institutes of Malaria - Parasitology Entomology. The project also informed units in charge of the research to actively follow the approval procedures.

1.2 Strengthened Surveillance and Response Systems

a.. Surveillance and response activity

The project continues to conduct regular activities such as (i) collecting, analyzing and giving feedback to weekly and monthly report of 20 project provinces on epidemic status; (ii) supporting GDPM and 4 IHEs and Pasteur Institute to manage data on communicable disease report on the internet at 5 units (GDPM and 4 IHEs) as regulated in Circular No. 48/2010/TT-BYT dated 31 December 2010 by Minister of Health guiding the declaration of, and information and reporting on infectious diseases

1.3: Targeted support for dengue and neglected tropical diseases

No report submitted

2. Improved CDC along Borders and Economic Corridors

2.1: Improved community-based CDC

No report submitted

2.2: Improved staff capacity in CDC

a. Scholarship support for staff at all levels:

- The Project continues to provide scholarship for 26 officers listed at Decision No. 16/QD-VIE2699 dated 25 March 2014. Scholarships were offered to 11 master's degree studies, 15 doctorate degree studies with specialized in Epidemiology (6), parasitology and medical entomology (2), social hygiene and organization of public health (2), Preventive Medicine (1), public health (15); 38% of those who received the scholarships are female and 1 belongs to ethnic minority group. PMU has been reviewing scholarship applications and undertaking the steps under project regulations for the 2nd round.

b. Trainings, workshops and meetings:

- In Quarter I/2015, no training courses, workshops and meeting were organized. The cumulative number of training courses conducted from the beginning of the project to the end of quarter I/2015 is 1,327 of 1,621 training courses originally planned, achieving 82% of the 2011-2014 plan. Reports showed that the training were attended by 28,276 participants including central and provincial staff (19.6%), district staff (46.9%), commune staff and VHWs (33.5%); male and female participants accounted for 51.7% and 48.3%; 2,416 minor ethnic participants.

-From the beginning of the project upto now, 2325 of 2330

workshops/meetings had been organized, achieving 99.8% of the planned target for 2011 -2014. Based on reports on 1,382 meetings and workshops, there were 34,502 participants, including the following: by level, international and national (6.9%), province (41.3%), district (39.8%); commune and village (12%); and by gender: male (64.5%); female (33.5%); 7.2% of staff belong to ethnic minority groups; by sector, health staff (93.5%), other sector (6.5%).

Component 3: Integrated project management

a. Project management and technical instruction

- AOP 2015 was approved at Decision No. 30/QD-DP dated 30 March 2015 of the Director General of GDPM. PMU prepared to organize a workshop on assessment of project implementation progress in 2014 and guidance for implementation of Annual Operating Plan for 2015, 1-2 April 2015 in Khanh Hoa province. Participants comprised leaders and members and staff of Central PMU, 20 PPMUs, 4 IHEs/Pasteur and 3 IMPEs. In Quarter II/2015, detailed cost estimates shall be completed and contract for the implementation of AOP 2014 shall be signed between PMU and 20 PPMUs and IHEs/ Pasteur Institute.

- Follow up on ADB's approval on Operational Plan using the remaining fund for AOP 2013

- PMU has monitored and urged the application for 2015 counterpart funds of


b. Project monitoring and evaluation

- Staff were assigned to weekly monitor and report on the project implementation progress at implementing unit; and supervision at provincial level was conducted to assist PPMUs in activity implementation.

- PMU has supervised the implementation of project activities at provincial and district levels, particularly in QI/2015 in Dak Lak, Dak Nong, Ha Tinh, An Giang to review and monitor the project progress in order to ensure the highest efficiency

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 Health
138A 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 22 Sep 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 31 Dec 2017 -
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 22.28 0.00 86%
Counterpart 3.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 22 Nov 2010 24.74 0.00 95%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - - - Satisfactory

Safeguard Documents

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Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

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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