40354-014: Health Human Resource Sector Development Program–Phase 2 (HHRSDP-2) | Asian Development Bank

Viet Nam: Health Human Resource Sector Development Program–Phase 2 (HHRSDP-2)

Sovereign (Public) Project | 40354-014 Status: Active

The proposed Health Human Resources Sector Development Program Phase 2 (HHRSDP-2) will assist the Government of Viet Nam achieve universal health coverage (UHC) and progress toward meeting health-related sustainable development goals (SDGs) by enhancing the management, education, and training of health human resources (HHR). It builds on the achievements of Health Human Resources Sector Development Program (HHRSDP).

Project Details

Project Officer
Servais, Gerard Southeast Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Viet Nam
Modality
  • Technical Assistance
Sector
  • Public sector management
 
Project Name Health Human Resource Sector Development Program–Phase 2 (HHRSDP-2)
Project Number 40354-014
Country Viet Nam
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9046-VIE: Health Human Resources Sector Development Program Phase 2 (HHRSDP-2)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 800,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management / Social protection initiatives

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Description The proposed Health Human Resources Sector Development Program Phase 2 (HHRSDP-2) will assist the Government of Viet Nam achieve universal health coverage (UHC) and progress toward meeting health-related sustainable development goals (SDGs) by enhancing the management, education, and training of health human resources (HHR). It builds on the achievements of Health Human Resources Sector Development Program (HHRSDP).
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The overall health status of the Vietnamese people has improved significantly over the last decade. The country has achieved some of the Millennium Development Goals such as reducing the maternal mortality ratio and infant and under-5 mortality rate. Limited access to quality and affordable health care services however remains a key challenge especially among the poor. Health care services are constrained by the lack of competent health workforce, particularly at lower levels. Intensifying and sustaining efforts to improve HHR capacity are critically important in making health care more responsive to the needs of the population.

The health workforce lacks appropriate education and training. About 58% of health workers at the district level are secondary school graduates, and 42% have college or university and post-graduate degrees. A survey of commune level health staff found that only 17% of doctors had appropriate first aid skills, 17% could identify pregnancy risk factors, 50% of health workers could diagnose hypertension, and 16% understood the appropriate response to an epidemic. Hospital administrators lack management training and requisite skills.

The shortage and skills gaps of health workers underscore the need to upgrade the system of health professional education and training. The performance of medical universities and schools is constrained by old and under-resourced facilities, inadequate practice facilities and training equipment, lack of qualified instructors, and outdated curricula and teaching methods. The curricula place insufficient emphasis on practice, soft skills, public health, and clinical skills development. There is inadequate coverage of specialization and skills mix, including lack of management competencies. There is a need to develop quality standards for teaching and establish quality assurance and accreditation system of training institutions.

Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nation-wide
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Responsible ADB Officer Servais, Gerard
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Human and Social Development Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 15 Dec 2015
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 15 Apr 2010
Last PDS Update 28 Mar 2018

TA 9046-VIE

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
15 Dec 2015 16 Oct 2017 16 Oct 2017 30 Jun 2017 31 Dec 2018 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
800,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 800,000.00 15 Dec 2015 800.00

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Pre-Feasibility Study and Basic Design Consulting Firm Firm - Consulting Closed 20 Sep 2017 09 Oct 2017

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Project Preparatory Technical Assistance 9046 13 Feb 2018 VK Studio(BELGIUM) in association with VK Vietnam(VIET NAM,SOC REP OF) Brugsesteenweg 210 Roeselare 8800 Belgiu Asian Development Bank Consulting Services 670,390.00

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