Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Details for Mechanism ID: 12214
Country/Region: Vietnam
Year: 2009
Main Partner: Management Sciences for Health
Main Partner Program: NA
Organizational Type: NGO
Funding Agency: USAID
Total Funding: $250,000

Funding for Health Systems Strengthening (OHSS): $250,000

Strengthening Pharmaceutical Systems: $250,000

The intended outcome of an effective pharmacovigilance system is the prevention and/or early detection of

medicine problems, leading to reduced morbidity and mortality from medicine use related adverse events

and reduction in overall treatment costs. The focus of this effort will be geared to HIV/AIDS-related

medicines. However, implementing a systems approach for supporting HIV/AIDS medicines safety will also

strengthen other programs such as malaria, TB, child health, etc. As a first step, the Rational

Pharmaceutical Management Plus Program (RPM Plus), Strengthening Pharmaceutical Systems Program

(SPS) predcessor project, engaged key stakeholders to adopt a framework for pharmacovigilance that

incorporates active surveillance of adverse events and ensure public health program participation.

To build on this and other investments by other donors, SPS will work with the Vietnam Administration for

AIDS Control (VAAC) and PEPFAR implementers to introduce an active approach to adverse event

monitoring and reporting and medicines safety for antiretroviral medicines. SPS will also provide technical

assistance to Hanoi University of Pharmacy (HUP) to develop a Global Fund Round 10 proposal for

pharmacovigilance system strengthening.

The strategy will build on existing human and institutional resources, and reinforce sustainability, so that the

pharmacovigilance system can be strengthened through a phased and modular approach.

1. Technical assistance to support HUP in developing a long-term strategy and proposal to the Ministry of

Health and a funding proposal to the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM)

(approximate budget $88,500) April 2009 to December 2009

Activity: Provide technical assistance to HUP to develop a long-term strategy and proposal to the Ministry of

Health and a proposal on pharmacovigilance system strengthening to GFATM Round 10.

Expected outputs: HUP long-term strategy and proposal to MOH, GFATM Round 10 proposal

Expected outcome: GFATM pharmacovigilance grant awarded to Vietnam

2. Technical assistance on active surveillance of antiretroviral medicines (approximate budget $161,500)

April 2009 to April 2010

Activity: SPS will assist the Ministry of Health to link public health programs to the "new" pharmacovigilance

system. Initial activities will focus on the ART program and SPS will work with VAAC and PEPFAR partners

to develop program guidance and tools, including standard operating procedures for pharmacovigilance

activities, and training materials.

Expected outputs: program guidance documents and tools, training materials, activity report

Expected outcomes: HIV program providing safety information to DI-ADR Centre

SPS will coordinate with and leverage existing resources in Vietnam, including the Supply Chain

Management System project (SCMS).

New/Continuing Activity: New Activity

Continuing Activity:

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