Most of the activities planned in 2014 were completed. The approved annual operational plan for FY 2014-2015 is being implemented. The plan will be reviewed by the international and national gender consultants and to provide recommendations and conduct training to include gender specific targets in the provincial AOPs for FY 2015-2016.
The Hanoi School of Public Health has recently conducted two courses related to planning and management capacity at national, provincial, and district level. Eighty-one trainees participated among those 32 women (40%). EA estimated that 60 persons received curriculum by the end of the year 2014.
In the absence of the M&E and gender consultants, CHAS has updated data on total population, ethnic groups and target population estimates: migrants and mobile population, and female sex worker in 35 target districts, which will be basis for development of AOPs and M&E system. CHAS completed training on project management and planning for PCCAs and DCCAs. Starting in FY 2014-2015, the districts will produce a yearly plan. CHAS will ensure that every district plan includes baseline and targets for (i) the number of HIV tests conducted; (ii) the number of new patients on ART; and (iii) the number of patients who discontinue the ART. and mobile population, and female sex workers. CHAS will ensure that every district plan includes baseline and target for (i) the number of HIV tests conducted; (ii) the number of new patients on ART; and (iii) the number of patients who discontinue the ART.
EA will conduct baseline survey in 2015.
EA proposed the performance indicated by 30 October 2014.
Results were presented yearly for the actual number of commune health station providing appropriate care treatment, harm reduction, methadone maintenance therapy.
CHAS confirmed that 3 mobile clinics are currently active in 14 target districts, as a one-year pilot. The Mission recommended to report quarterly the number of patients served by the mobile clinics, disaggregated by province, gender, migrants and ethnic groups.
As of December 2014, there are 3 ARV centers and 2 ARV sub-centers are providing ARV services in 8 target provinces.
As of December 2014, a total of 405 (220 female) people living with HIV/AIDS in 8 target provinces are receiving counselling and ARV treatment services.
Prepared design competency evaluation questionnarie and apply to targeted staff.
The number of STI diagnostics and treatments will be measured in the 35 targeted districts, using the routine information system. CHAS will report quarterly the data, disaggregated by sex and by province.
A total of 50 provincial staff (37 female, 10 from ethnic groups (8 female)) and 109 district staff (73 female, 36 from ethnic groups (25 female)) received training on STI management.
The customer satisfaction will be measured during the baseline survey.
EA to design quality evaluation questionnaire to district healtlh center/commune health station based on quality assurance developed by VAAC. HSPH to apply the questionnaire in selected district health centers (DHC) and in selected commune health station (CHS). EA to apply questionnaire every year to all selected DHC and selected CHS.
Prepared the design competency evaluation questionnaire and apply to targeted staff. Provincial staff will apply the questionnaire to randomly selected staff.
As of December 2014, 276 (124 or 45% are female, 112 or 41% from ethnic groups (54 female)) peer educators were recruited from the communities and trained and provided with IEC materials. These peer educators were selected by the communities based on selection criteria. About 320 peer educators will be recruited and trained in 2015.
CHAS confirmed to continue collecting at least the following data: (i) number of visits conducted, (ii) number of migrant and mobile individuals reached; (iii) number of ethnic minority individuals, and (iv) number of ethnic minority women reached.
Activities ongoing. As of December 2014, a total of 4,880 (2,823 or 58% are female, 1,687 or 35% from ethnic groups (1,036 female)) were reached by peer activities.
The baseline survey consulting firm will measure the access to HIV prevention outreach services among target populations in project districts. MMP, IDU and ethnic groups had attended at least one BCC session during the past 12 months.
The baseline and endline survey will target the population of MMP, ethnic, and IDUs.
Four MOUs outlining mechanism for regional collaboration, joint activities and sustainable financing were signed between Lao PDR and Viet Nam in 2014.
Regional cooperation focal points were appointed by 2013 and functional by 2014. Role and responsibilities of PPCCA and DCCA secretariat as focal points for HIV AIDS are defined. However, their role in cross border cooperation needs to be strengthened. A draft joint strategy for regional cooperation for 2 countries and joint provincial operational plan were the key outputs of the bilateral meeting for cross border HIV AIDS cooperation held in Hanoi 30 September to 1 October 2014.
For Viet Nam, a draft joint strategy for regional cooperation 2015-2017 was finalized on 1 October 2014 and ratified after the Hanoi meeting on 15 October 2014. Draft 2014-2017 joint operational plans for implementing 4 provinces in Viet Nam and 3 provinces in Lao PDR was ratified on 1 October 2014.
The cross-border collaborative pilot activities for migrant and mobile populations conducted in 3 sites were implemented since Q3 2014. CHAS informed the Mission that cross-border activities were incorporated in provincial AOPs FY 2014-2015 of Houaphanh and Attapeu provinces.