Viet Nam: Rural Health

Sovereign Project | 30285-012 Status: Archived

Project Details

Project Officer
de Wit, Vincent P. Southeast Asia Department Request for information
  • Viet Nam
  • Technical Assistance
  • Health

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Project Name Rural Health
Project Number 30285-012
Country Viet Nam
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 3077-VIE: Rural Health
Japan Special Fund US$ 600,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Health - Health sector development and reform

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming

The TA will prepare a project to improve the health status of the rural population, especially the poor and disadvantaged by (i) promoting access to quality PHC services by upgrading commune and district level preventive and curative health structures, basic equipment, and staff skills; (ii) improving health services for women and children, with special emphasis on quality reproductive health services;

(iii) strengthening information, education, and communication (IEC) services, especially focused around safe motherhood, child survival, and nutrition; (iv) developing a pilot model for community health insurance; and (v) improving Ministry of Health's (MOH) management capacity for implementing PHC programs. In addition, the TA will review health policies, especially as they relate to rural areas, and provide recommendations for essential reforms to promote sustainable quality PHC services and a more equitable and efficient budget allocation. The TA will suggest a framework for institutional strengthening of MOH units concerned with rural health.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Ten provinces to be selected

Safeguard Categories

Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services

A team of four international (16 person-months) and four domestic (17 person-months) consultants will be recruited to provide specialist services totaling 33 person-months. International consultants will provide services in (i) the PHC program; (ii) women's health;

(iii) health economics; and (iv) IEC. The domestic consultants will provide services in

(i) sociology, anthropology, and community participation; (ii) health management and organization; (iii) human resources development and training; and (iv) health facilities architecture.

Procurement None

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer de Wit, Vincent P.
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Human and Social Development Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
National Committee for Population and Family
12 Ngo Tat To Street
Hanoi, Viet Nam


Concept Clearance 22 Feb 1996
Fact Finding 06 Jul 1998 to 19 Jul 1998
Approval 25 Sep 1998
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 09 Feb 2007

TA 3077-VIE

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
25 Sep 1998 02 Feb 1999 02 Feb 1999 - 31 Jul 2000 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
600,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 600,000.00 25 Sep 1998 572,692.38

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