Viet Nam: Second Greater Mekong Subregion Regional Communicable Diseases Control Project

Sovereign Project | 41508-013 Status: Active

Summary

ADB is helping enhance communicable disease control systems in the Greater Mekong Subregion. The project, which includes Viet Nam, will expand surveillance and response systems and target the control of dengue and neglected tropical diseases. It will improve provincial capacity for communicable disease control, including training for agencies and communities in border districts.

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Project Name Second Greater Mekong Subregion Regional Communicable Diseases Control Project
Project Number 41508-013
Country Viet Nam
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0450-VIE: Second Greater Mekong Subregion Regional Communicable Diseases Control Project
Regional Malaria and Other Communicable Disease Threats Trust Fund under the Health Financing Partnership Facility US$ 2.50 million
Loan 2699-VIE: Second Greater Mekong Subregion Regional Communicable Diseases Control Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 27.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Health - Disease control of communicable disease - Health system development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Description The project follows Strategy 2020, which realigns ADB's role in the health sector with emphasis on regional, intersector, and interagency cooperation, as also detailed in the operational plan for health. It is in line with ADB's Regional Cooperation and Integration Strategy, the GMS regional cooperation strategy and the country partnership strategies and country operations business plans of Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Viet Nam. The project supports regional public goods and capacity towards regional health and economic security and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for reducing child mortality and malnutrition, halting the spread of communicable diseases, and others. In partnership with WHO, the Mekong Basin Disease Surveillance Cooperation, the Kenan Institute Asia and other partners, it addresses critical funding gaps for the roll-out of the International Health Regulations (2005) and APSED, as well as regional strategies for the control of dengue and NTDs. Under the leadership of WHO, regional and national aid coordination mechanisms are in place including regular meetings, surveys and publications for aid coordination, technical forums, community of practice groups, and websites.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Emerging infectious diseases such as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), avian influenza, and swine flu have had major economic impacts on productivity, trade, and tourism in the GMS, and continue to pose a major public health concern. New diseases, mostly of animal origin, also pose a constant threat. Dengue, chikungunya, cholera, typhoid, and HIV/AIDS fueled by better connectivity, urban development, and social and environment changes continue to spread in the GMS. Controlling these diseases requires strong surveillance systems, community prevention and preparedness, and quick system response capacities.
Impact Improved health of the population in the Greater Mekong Subregion.

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome Timely and adequate control of communicable diseases likely to have a major impact on the region's public health and economy.
Progress Toward Outcome Project outcome indicators (behaviour change): The baseline survey data needs to be re-analyzed by disaggregating the existing data by sex, ethnicity and topography, and the designs of the baseline survey and the planned post-intervention survey need to be consistent
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Enhanced regional CDC systems

2. Improved CDC along borders and economic corridors

3. Integrated project management

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

" Progress in Output-1: CDC2 conducted information sharing meetings in two adjacent provinces at the border between Vietnam and Cambodia, and workshops for the southern cluster and the northern cluster in 2015. The Emergency Operation Centre was established under MOH for emergency responses. CDC2 provided laboratory equipment, supplies and chemicals, software for technical and managerial activities, to 20 provincial and 106 district laboratories in 2015. Training activities were conducted for 1,093 provincial and district laboratory staff.

" Progress in Output-2: Implementation of 13 IHR core capacity assessment was satisfactory (with full score n 9 items). The achievement level of C4H activities is 44% (199 villages) as of 30 Sep 2015 due to no more eligible villages available and other project's coverage of other villages. An assessment of quality improvement in the 199 villages is required. CDC2 trained 69% (7,058 against 10,271) of CDC-related staff, experiencing problems with languages in communications, and inadequate or different level of the trainees' education background. An analysis of trainees' background database by ethnicity is required to develop specific remedial actions.

" Progress in Output-3: GAP implementation satisfactory in general. An EGP status report needs to be submitted to ADB with much more attention to ethnicity-related effect on output and outcome. The format of AOP and progress reports needs to be more standardized among three CDC2 countries with ADB's input.

Geographical Location Viet Nam, for output 2 focusing on border districts in three clusters in northern, central and southern Viet nam

Safeguard Categories

Environment
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples B

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design During project preparation, consultation and participation included: (i) group discussions with (potential) beneficiaries, village health workers, and community-based organizations; (ii) consultation of health staff, provincial and district health managers, provincial governments, central ministries and partners; and (iii) workshop with ministries, partners, and NGOs.
During Project Implementation Level of consultation and participation envisaged are information sharing, Consultation,Collaborative decision making and empowerment. Existing organizational structures down to the village level will be used, no need for a separate system. However, participation will be monitored.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services All consultants will be recruited according to ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants. Three consulting firms and 19 individual consultants are provided for the duration of the project.
Procurement All procurement of goods and works will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time). International Competitive Bidding procedures will be applied for any packages valuing equal or more than $ 1.0 million in case of goods. Any bid packages of goods valuing more than $ 0.1 million and less than $1 million will be procured through national competitive bidding. Smaller goods and civil works packages costing less than $0.1 million may be procured through shopping procedures.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Azusa Sato
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Human and Social Development Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Health
138A Giang Vo Str.
Hanoi, Viet Nam

Timetable

Concept Clearance 30 Mar 2010
Fact Finding 06 Apr 2010 to 23 Apr 2010
MRM 06 Sep 2010
Approval 22 Nov 2010
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 15 Apr 2010
Last PDS Update 30 Mar 2016

Grant 0450-VIE

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
26 Oct 2015 19 Feb 2016 19 May 2016 31 Dec 2017 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 2.75 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 26 Oct 2015 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.25 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 2.50 26 Oct 2015 0.00 1.58 63%

Loan 2699-VIE

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
22 Nov 2010 23 Feb 2011 20 May 2011 30 Jun 2016 31 Dec 2017 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 30.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 27.00 22 Nov 2010 23.35 0.00 90%
Counterpart 3.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 22 Nov 2010 24.86 0.00 96%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - - - Satisfactory

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

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 Greater Mekong Subregion Regional Communicable Diseases Control Project: Ethnic Groups Plan Indigenous Peoples Plans/Indigenous Peoples Development Plans Jul 2015
Second Greater Mekong Subregion Regional Communicable Diseases Control Project: Indigenous Peoples Plan: Ethnic Groups Plan Indigenous Peoples Plans/Indigenous Peoples Development Plans Oct 2010
Second Greater Mekong Subregion Regional Communicable Diseases Control Project (Lao PDR) Indigenous Peoples Plans/Indigenous Peoples Development Plans Sep 2010
Second Greater Mekong Subregion Regional Communicable Diseases Control Project (Viet Nam) Indigenous Peoples Plans/Indigenous Peoples Development Plans Sep 2010

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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