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The Problem

To achieve its goal of ending HIV and TB by 2030, the Government of Vietnam has significantly increased its domestic funding and management responsibility for the HIV and TB responses, including integrating HIV into the services covered by social health insurance. Still, over half of the country’s HIV and TB funding in 2019 was provided by international donors, including the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the Global Fund. Mobilizing additional domestic resources to meet current and future health demands is an urgent priority – particularly as the country graduates to a middle-income status and international funding declines.

What We’re Doing

LHSS is strengthening the Government of Vietnam’s capacity to both finance and manage health services, including its comprehensive HIV and TB programs. Our health financing, public financial management, health governance, and procurement and supply chain management experts are supporting the government’s efforts to:

  • Strengthen public financial management to find greater efficiencies and support the mobilization of domestic resources for the health sector
  • Increase domestic financing to give more people access to HIV services
  • Improve how financial resources are allocated and used for HIV services
  • Ensure a continuous supply of best value, quality commodities to improve health outcomes
  • Integrate TB services into Vietnam’s social health insurance scheme to increase access

Who This Helps

Our work will benefit the population of Vietnam with financially accessible public health services. This includes the 170,000 people in Vietnam who rely on life-saving HIV treatment and those affected by TB, the majority of whom are from poor and marginalized groups. They will have improved access to uninterrupted, affordable HIV and TB services through social health insurance. Their care will be more effective and better quality, and they will be less likely to die from their disease. Vietnam’s population as a whole will also benefit from reduced out-of-pocket spending as financial access to essential health services increases for everyone.

LHSS Kicks Off Work in Vietnam