With a 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 and TB into the services covered by social health insurance (SHI). Still, as of 2019, over half of the country’s HIV and TB funding was provided by international donors, including the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. 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.
LHSS is partnering with the Government of Vietnam to strengthen capacity to both finance and manage health services, including 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
Our work will benefit the population of Vietnam with financially accessible public health services. This includes the 160,000 people in Vietnam who rely on life-saving HIV treatment and those affected by TB. They will have improved access to uninterrupted, affordable HIV and TB services through social health insurance (SHI). Bolstering local quality of care and effectiveness through our approach will lead to decreased mortality and reduced out-of-pocket spending, as the whole population will benefit from improved financial access to essential health services.