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Vietnam

Vietnam quote 2019

HIV patients will be able to get treatment services funded through Social Health Insurance, which will help reduce the financial burden on patients as external funding declines.
Dr. Nguyen Kim Khanh
HIV/AIDS Department, Tien Giang, Center for Disease Control

Building Strong Communities

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.
Patients who now receive their antiretroviral drugs through social health insurance
48,338