Funded by: US Agency for International Development
Project Duration: 2007 to March 2011
Countries: VietnamGeographic Focus:
Thai Binh (April 2007-September 2009), Hai Duong and Nam Dinh provinces (October 2009-March 2011)
At the national level, the USAID Quality Assurance Project provided technical assistance to the National TB Program and Vietnam Administration of HIV/AIDS Control to develop a national framework, guidelines, and training modules on TB-HIV integration in 2007. The project supported early capacity building in TB-HIV collaboration for 22 provincial trainers from ten provinces through a TB-HIV training course in the same year.
At the provincial level, the project assisted the Thai Binh Province in improving TB and TB-HIV integrated services through the USAID-funded Quality Assurance Project and its successor the Health Care Improvement (HCI) project during 2007-2009. The project pioneered a public-private mix (PPM) for TB and TB-HIV integration in Vietnam by piloting collaboration models in Thai Binh Province. The project worked with Provincial Department of Health to establish a TB-HIV task force and collaborative mechanisms, and improved TB case detection, management of TB-HIV integrated services and TB infection control knowledge among health care workers.
In 2009, the collaboration models for PPM in TB control and TB-HIV integration were adapted to Hai Duong and Nam Dinh provinces.
HCI support for the project ended in March 2011, though activities continue through the Improving TB Detection and TB-HIV Services Integration project in the Nam Dinh province.
For more information, please see Improving TB Detection and TB-HIV Services Integration.