In all of its projects, FHI 360 Vietnam develops sustainable solutions owned by local partners. To achieve this, FHI 360 Vietnam works with the Ministry of Health to address pressing public health challenges, such as COVID-19, tuberculosis, HIV, noncommunicable diseases and antimicrobial resistance. These partnerships are improving the lives of some of Vietnam’s most vulnerable populations through extensive technical support to central, provincial and local health systems. Experts in clinical care, health information systems, community health, advocacy, finance and surveillance collaborate to make this work successful.
In particular, FHI 360 is improving prevention, detection and treatment outcomes for infectious disease. The U.S. Agency for International Development’s Support to End Tuberculosis project is working with the National Tuberculosis Program to implement activities and advance Vietnam’s goal of ending tuberculosis by 2030. Similarly, the Meeting Targets and Maintaining Epidemic Control (EpiC) project is improving Vietnam’s effort to control the HIV epidemic by 2025. EpiC is also addressing COVID-19 through the procurement of equipment and clinical technical assistance. EpiC is funded by USAID and the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
FHI 360 is also working on other health-related concerns. The Better Health Programme, implemented with PwC, is standardizing medical education, improving digital health, and strengthening preventative medicine for noncommunicable diseases through funding from the United Kingdom Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office’s Prosperity Fund. The Fleming Fund Country Grant is developing an antimicrobial resistance surveillance system and improving the diagnosis of drug-resistant bacterial infections with funding from the United Kingdom Department of Health and Social Care.
Outside the health sector, FHI 360’s Environment and Climate Change initiative is designing, delivering and scaling solutions for environment challenges and climate change. This includes finding opportunities to unleash climate finance to build resilience to the impacts of climate change. FHI 360 is also working with the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs to strengthen support to victims of human trafficking as part of the EpiC project.