Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Years of mechanism: 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

Details for Mechanism ID: 10001
Country/Region: Vietnam
Year: 2010
Main Partner: FHI 360
Main Partner Program: NA
Organizational Type: NGO
Funding Agency: HHS/CDC
Total Funding: $1,764,000

Funding for Care: Adult Care and Support (HBHC): $450,000


Funding for Treatment: Adult Treatment (HTXS): $90,000


Funding for Prevention: Injecting and Non-Injecting Drug Use (IDUP): $874,000


Funding for Laboratory Infrastructure (HLAB): $350,000

In FY 2010, Family Health International (FHI) will to provide technical assistance (TA) to selected PEPFAR-supported laboratories in Vietnam to achieve international laboratory accreditation. As part of this effort, FHI will also develop a quality management (QM) curriculum for delivery to all staff working at PEPFAR-supported laboratories. FHI has considerable experience implementing laboratory strengthening programs in Southeast Asia. FHI is well suited to offer immediate and cost-efficient programs.

FHI will provide TA to six selected laboratories (both national and provincial) to help them achieve international accreditation. In doing so, FHI will work closely with the CDC Vietnam team and CDC-supported laboratories in Vietnam to build in-country capabilities for assessment of laboratories against ISO 15189 standards and the implementation of ISO 15189 standards and preparation for ISO 15189 assessment. The program will begin with baseline assessments followed by training and technical support for implementation of ISO 15189 standards for selected laboratories located in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and possibly one laboratory in central Vietnam. TA delivered during follow-up visits will include implementation of ISO 15189 standards and preparations for the ISO 15189 assessment. Specific TA will be provided for the development of a laboratory quality management system, which will include equipment use, enhancement of a pre-analytic, analytic and post-analytic technical laboratory system, establishment of management systems to monitor the quality and reliability of laboratory services and satisfactory performance in an internationally-recognized External Quality Assurance Scheme (EQAS). It is expected that these six laboratories will be ready for an ISO 15189 accreditation assessment within two years after the initiation of this program. The estimated cost is $300,000 ($50,000 per laboratory).

FHI will also provide TA for development of quality assurance/quality management (QA/QM) training packages, delivery of trainings to provincial-level laboratories in all PEPFAR-supported provinces and the creation of a group of trainers from selected Vietnam Ministry of Health (MOH) institutions to provide future training on QM. This will include review, upgrading and standardization of the existing Quality Management System packages currently in use in Vietnam. National capacity will be enhanced by training a core team of laboratory personnel from MOH-recommended laboratories. Packages will be developed at two levels: basic and advanced. The goal of these trainings is to develop a group of professionals who can train others in these techniques and principles. Trainings will take place in Hanoi, bringing appropriate laboratory and CDC staff together for joint training. The estimated cost is $50,000.

Subpartners Total: $0
Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs - Vietnam: NA
Pathfinder International: NA
Vietnam Administration for Medical Services: NA
Cross Cutting Budget Categories and Known Amounts Total: $1,764,000
Human Resources for Health $1,764,000
Key Issues Identified in Mechanism
Increasing gender equity in HIV/AIDS activities and services