EU – Vietnam Health Sector Policy Support Programme HSPSP-2
EU Contribution: 114,000,000 EUR
Implementing modality: Sector Reform Contract
Duration: from 3/2015 to 6/2019
Description: The general objective of this programme is to sustain poverty alleviation and inclusive economic growth in Vietnam through the provision of support for the development of a Vietnamese health care system towards equity, efficiency and improved quality in line with the country's health sector strategy.
The specific objective of the programme is to support the timely achievement of key sector policy objectives, as laid out in particular in the 5-year plan for the health sector (2011-2015). It will also contribute to the development and implementation of health policy and planning for the period 2016-2020.The support will particularly focus on:
• Progress towards universal health coverage;
• Improvement of availability and quality of services at lower levels (district and communes), thereby contributing to the reduction of hospital overcrowding.
A specific emphasis on equity will be given by focusing on 10 Provinces considered to be the poorest: Lai Chau, Son La, Dien Bien, Kon Tum, Gia Lai, Ha Giang, Lao Cai, Cao Bang, Yen Bai and Dak Nong Provinces.
Mr Le Van Thanh
Health Programme Manager