Viet Nam: Second Health Care in the Central Highlands Project

Sovereign Project | 44265-013 Status: Approved


ADB is helping Viet Nam improve health and nutrition in the Central Highlands, in particular for women, children, the poor, and ethnic groups. The project will further reduce maternal and child mortality by addressing access to and quality gaps in commune health stations and hospitals and by strengthening provincial health management in five provinces.

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Project Name Second Health Care in the Central Highlands Project
Project Number 44265-013
Country Viet Nam
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3038-VIE: Second Health Care in the Central Highlands Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 70.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Health - Health system development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact Improved health and nutrition in the central highlands, in particular for women, children, the poor, and ethnic groups
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Increased use of health services, in particular maternal and child health services in district hospitals, ICPs, and CHSs
Progress Toward Outcome Review mission fielded in May 2015.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Improved access and quality of community health care

2. Increased access and quality of hospital services

3. Strengthened provincial health system management

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

23 training oftrainers (TOTs) for nurses and midwives have been trained on safe motherhood in Dak Lak from 18-24May 2015. The training modules for doctors (district hospitals and ICPs) for TOT for safe motherhood for doctors will be amended to consider the specific requirements in the central highlands. The CPMU will consult with the Department of Science, Technology and Training to update training curriculum for health center management, supervision, and hygiene for leaders of ICPs and CHS by August 15.

Scholarship criteria for nurses and technicians from ethnic groups were developed by the CPMU in cooperation with project provinces, and approved by ADB in September 2015. 138 applications for scholarships have been received by the CPMU.

Some provincial facilities have not yet the capacity to provide training since a training code is required. The CPMU will organize a workshop jointly with the Department of Science, Technology and Training in June to orient the provinces and provide training materials on the training code.

For specialization level 1, level 2 and upgrade assistant doctors . Dak Nong has submitted a list of 14 candidates who passed entry exams in 2014. Remaining provinces will await the results of the entry exam by September 2015.

The 4 secondary medical schools and the central highlands university have submitted the list of teaching equipment, computers and software. Teaching equipment will be provided for the Epidemiological Institute in early 2016.

Based on the training needs assessment, which was prepared during the PPTA, it was agreed that the training consultant (under recruitment) will liaise with the project provinces to update the training needs assessment and be reflected in the procurement plan.

Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples B
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects To be validated during project implementation.
Involuntary Resettlement Category C. No resettlement issues envisaged.
Indigenous Peoples To be validated during project implementation.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Consultation and participation during PPTA or project processing were seminars and workshops conducted such as: (i) inception, midterm, and final seminars involving all the project stakeholders; and (ii) a workshop involving decision makers, planners, managers, and representatives from the provinces and districts on specific policy and regulatory framework.
During Project Implementation Continuous dialogue and consultation with government, development partners and relevant stakeholders.
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 05 Dec 2011
Fact Finding 21 Jan 2013 to 02 Feb 2013
MRM 08 Apr 2013
Approval 30 Sep 2013
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 17 Sep 2015

Loan 3038-VIE

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
30 Sep 2013 08 Nov 2013 23 Jun 2014 31 Dec 2019 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 76.60 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 70.00 30 Sep 2013 0.81 0.00 1%
Counterpart 6.60 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 30 Sep 2013 0.95 0.00 1%

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 Health Care in the Central Highlands Project: Safeguard Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Jul 2015
Second Health Care in the Central Highlands Project Initial Environmental Examination Sep 2013
Second Health Care in the Central Highlands Project: Ethnic Groups Plan Indigenous Peoples Plans/Indigenous Peoples Development Plans Apr 2013

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