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Assessment of Atlantic Philanthropies’ Support for the Health Sector in Viet Nam: 1998–2003

Resource type: Evaluation

Thomas Kane |

The Atlantic Philanthropies-supported construction and renovation projects of  hospitals and other facilities in Central Viet Nam have had a positive impact on the medical staff, patients and families receiving services, according to this evaluation commissioned by Atlantic. This assessment reviews 17 health-sector projects, covering the achievements, challenges/needs and recommendations for each facility.

Written by Thomas Kane, commissioned by The Atlantic Philanthropies



This assessment reviews the program of support of Atlantic Philanthropies to the Health Sector of Vietnam for the past five years, from 1998 through April 2004. The focus of this assessment is on the Atlantic-supported Da Nang, Hue and Quang Tri hospitals new building construction and renovation projects; the Atlantic supported humanitarian projects carried out by East Meets West Foundation (Da Nang and Quang Tri offices), the program of support to Heart Institute in HCMC, and selected other projects such as capacity-building and health professional training projects in Da Nang City, and the Kids First Village project in Dong Ha Village.

The report describes the activities, achievements, budgets, project impact, challenges, funding leverage gained from Atlantic support and the recommendations for future financial and program support. However, it should be noted that there are a number of other Health Sector projects funded by Atlantic Philanthropies (e.g., in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City) that are not included in this report.