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 ).
- 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
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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