Vietnam has nearly 250,000 people who are HIV positive. Given reduced donor support for HIV services, Abt Associates is providing technical assistance for a transition to domestic funding through the country’s Social Health Insurance (SHI) program. Working through USAID’s Sustainable Financing for HIV project, Abt supports:
- The integration of clinics into government SHI-funded HIV services;
- The formulation of provincial subsidy plans and implementation of ARV co-payment subsidies to minimize out-of-pocket expenses for people living with HIV;
- The generation and sharing of evidence to advocate for expanded coverage of select HIV preventive services in a soon-to-be revised health insurance law; and
- Strengthened government capacity for financial planning for antiretroviral drugs and HIV expenditure tracking.