|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Progress in Output-1:
- Information on CDC was shared among the countries in the region through 19 regional workshops and meetings organized by the project between 2011 and 2015 totaling 1,725 delegates. During the last quarter of 2015, the project hosted additional workshops: (i) the Regional Workshop on Information and Experience Sharing on IHR/APSED Implementation in Cambodia, Lao PDR and Viet Nam (29-30 October Da Nang City) attended by 99 delegates from CLV; (ii) the Annual Regional CDC Project Workshop 2015 and 5th Steering Committee Meeting (10-11 December, Nha Trang) attended by 101 delegates from CLV, WHO, USDC and the ADB; (iii) Workshop on Information Sharing of CDC in Cross-Border Areas for the Central Cluster (6-7 October, Da Nang City) with 40 participants from Attapeu in Lao PDR, Rattanakiri in Cambodia, and Kon Tum, Gia Lai, Da Nang in Viet Nam; and (iv) Workshop on Information Sharing of CDC in Cross-Border Areas for the Northern Cluster (3-4 December, Thanh Hoa) with 100 participants from Luang Prabang, Hoaphan in Lao PDR, Son La, Thanh Hoa, Nghe An, Ha Tinh in Viet Nam.
- The project maintains a project website linked to the GDPM website: http://cdc2.org.vn/ and provides general project information, project progress and contact details in both English and Vietnamese. The website is targeted to be updated weekly. The Mission recommended that an assessment of hits and user profiles should be made to assess the site's effectiveness in disseminating project information and other relevant news.
- The project provided emergency outbreak support to 11 provinces for the control of rabies, measles, dengue, diphtheria and hepatitis A. The project also supported the provinces in reducing the risk of outbreak spread and raising people's awareness on communicable diseases. In 2015, the project conducted 65 trainings on outbreak S&R at all levels.
- There were 246 training sessions conducted on dengue diagnosis and treatment for staff at all levels from 2011 until end-2015 and 170 rounds of mosquito/larvae surveillance in 100 target communes. The PMU provided assistance in survey and communication on the prevention and control of liver fluke in 32 communes and worm infection in 23 communes.
Progress in Output-2:
- From 2011-2015, the project conducted 336 workshops on IHR/APSED with about 5,642 participants.
- From 2011 to 2015, the number of C4H increased by 95.5% from 110 at project start-up to 215 villages, averaging an increase of 21 villages annually. The EA reported about 2,936,082 people dewormed, including 2,363,163 women of child-bearing age and 572,919 preschool children. Likewise, about 12,521 first aid kits were distributed to village health workers.
- By end-2015, the project organized 1,499 staff capacity trainings focusing on four key areas: outbreak surveillance and response, dengue vector surveillance, communicable diseases report and surveillance and dengue control for high school teachers. A total of 34,478 participants attended the courses.
- The project has provided 466 scholarships for staff at the provincial preventive medicine centers, district health centers and commune health stations. At the central level, 34 officials from the GDPM and national institutes were provided scholarships.
Progress in Output-3:
- Guidelines for integrating gender issues in trainings, workshops, meetings and IEC were developed and implemented at various levels. By end-December 2015, 3,555 out of 8,055 participants (or about 44.1%) in trainings and workshops at the provincial level were women.
- The EGP has been integrated with the GAP, mainly because the guidelines and relevant technical guidance on ethnic issues were developed by the gender specialist engaged for CDC2.