Working Toward a Healthy Vietnam: Key Policy Messages From the VASS-SSRC Project
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This brief provides key policy messages based on a large-scale longitudinal study from 2008 to 2016 in twelve communes in three Vietnamese provinces by the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (VASS) and the Social Science Research Council (SSRC).
The project’s objective was to understand household health practices and health-seeking behavior in Viet Nam, especially among economically and socially disadvantaged groups.
Key findings highlight the main areas where donors and the government will need to focus in the coming years in order to improve and reduce disparities in health outcomes.
These recommendations include:
- Increasing the use and effectiveness of commune health centers (CHCs)
- Improving antenatal care and utilization
- Helping CHCs implement preventive health care and essential disease control programs
These related reports provide more insight on commune health centers in Viet Nam.
- Strengthening Commune Health Centers in Vietnam: Assessing the Impact of the Atlantic Philanthropies 2008-2016
- What Makes for an Effective Commune Health Center?
- Fact Sheet – Longitudinal Study of Population Health in Three Vietnamese Provinces (PDF)
- Analysis of Self-Reported Health in Commune Health Centers: A Case Study in Thai Nguyen, Khanh Hoa and Vinh Long Provinces (PDF) | Phân tích Tự Đánh giá Sức Khỏe tại các Trạm Y Tế Nghiên Cứu Trường Hợp ở các tỉnh Thái Nguyên, Khánh Hòa và Vĩnh Long (Vietnamese Version | PDF)
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