Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Years of mechanism: 2010 2011 2012 2013

Details for Mechanism ID: 11613
Country/Region: Vietnam
Year: 2010
Main Partner: Abt Associates
Main Partner Program: NA
Organizational Type: Private Contractor
Funding Agency: USAID
Total Funding: $2,267,746

Funding for Care: Adult Care and Support (HBHC): $360,000


Funding for Strategic Information (HVSI): $397,500

May 2010 Programming = $150,000. Funds are being added to Abt Associates to support two critical needs in Vietnam: 1) Needs Modeling: HIV/AIDS Program Sustainability Analysis Tool (HAPSAT) in the amount of $50,000, and 2) Data Use and Interpretation in the amount of $100,000. With these funds HPI/Abt will continue to apply HIV/AIDS Program Sustainability Analysis Tool (HAPSAT) to simulate national and provincial scenarios of breadth and depth of service delivery coverage. HAPSAT is a computer-based tool for forecasting and analyzing the sustainability of national HIV/AIDS programs. HAPSAT uses detailed epidemiological, demographic, and economic data to estimate/project the financial and human resources required to sustain and/or scale up a portfolio of HIV/AIDS programs. This activity will also complement activities within A2 project which have been implemented in two 'PEPFAR focus provinces' annually since FY2008 as well as supporting the data triangulation activity that has been supported by PEPFAR SI since FY2009. To date, significant HIV/AIDS program data have been generated from various sources by PEPFAR implementing partners. However, the major gap in the M&E system of PEPFAR partners is a lack of capacity and/or being fully technical supported to analyze and use their own program data to improve program implementation and to respond precisely to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Vietnam. In addition, technically analyzing and systematically presenting current data such as surveillance data, coverage data, and financial data at program level and provincial level for programming and planning remain under-developed particularly at the sub-national (i.e. province, district, commune) levels. Three key barriers have been identified:

? Lack of human resources and technical skills in utilizing data for programming, funding allocation and strategic decision making,

? Lack of human resources and technical skills in coordinating, harmonizing and triangulating surveillance, M&E, HIV/AIDS routinely collected programming and financing data,

? Limited technical and management guidelines on data analysis and use.

Abt Associates is one of the key partners of the PEPFAR program which has been implementing activities to strengthen the 'data synthesis and use' in seven 'PEPFAR focus provinces' in Vietnam with a focus at provincial and program level.

In FY10, PEPFAR will continue to support HPI/Abt Vietnam to continue ensuring timely and accurate data used for evidence-based decision making at both national and provincial as well as program levels. With close collaboration and technical guidance from PEPFAR Strategic Information, the HPI/Abt team will bring unique capabilities in using data to translate policy into action through HIV/AIDS policy planning, budgeting, and program implementation.

Moving toward sustainability development for host country, HPI/Abt will partially use the fund to continue support a local partner that has high profile, experience and expertise in data synthesis, analysis and use to provide hand-on technical assistance to PEPFAR partners and TWGs. The selected local partner will also work closely with PEPFAR SI team to provide support to members of other PEPFAR technical working groups in analyzing program data for planning. Furthermore, the selected local partner will support series of training workshops for PEPFAR partners on basic and advance program data analysis. In collaboration with other SI partners, the selected local partner will take part in fostering activities related to data synthesis and use such as data triangulation, estimation and projection, HIV/AIDS modeling.

Funding for Health Systems Strengthening (OHSS): $589,594


Funding for Sexual Prevention: Other Sexual Prevention (HVOP): $820,652


The 100% Condom Usage Program (CUP) is an integral part of the PEPFAR Vietnam 5-Year Strategy and its plan for comprehensive HIV prevention programs. Whereas many outreach programs target either commercial sex workers (CSW) or potential clients, the 100% CUP is uniquely positioned to address the needs of both with the explicit cooperation of law enforcement, health authorities and other stakeholders. This collaboration helped the PEPFAR Vietnam team to reach planned FY 2009 targets not only through outreach, but by reducing the fear of arrest and the stigmatization that causes sex workers and clients to avoid health-seeking behaviors.

In FY 2010, the following activities will be carried out:

1. Abt Associates will continue to support implementation and evaluation of the 100% CUP in An Giang province. The evaluation will be based on program process data from the implementing partners and cross-sectional data on sex workers gathered through IBBS conducted by Family Health International and Population Services International's surveys of clients of CSW. The development of tools for supervision and monitoring of the 100% CUP implementation will be an integral part of this process.

2. Abt Associates will field-test guidance materials and training curriculum on 100% CUP in selected provinces. Following field testing, Abt will revise the materials, incorporating supervision and monitoring tools. Abt will also provide technical assistance to accelerate the implementation of national condom promotion guidelines launched in 2008 and expand 100% CUP to other provinces and localities.

The following indicators will be achieved:

Number of targeted condom service outlets: N/A

Number of individuals reached through community outreach that promotes HIV/AIDS prevention through behavior change other than abstinence and/or being faithful: 3,000

Number of individuals trained to promote HIV/AIDS prevention through behavior change other than abstinence and/or being faithful: 368

Funding for Prevention: Injecting and Non-Injecting Drug Use (IDUP): $100,000


Subpartners Total: $0
An Giang AIDS Association: NA
Boston University: NA
Center for Community Health and Development: NA
Center for Consulting on Law and Policy on Health and HIV/AIDS: NA
Hai Phong Lawyers' Association of Hai Phong City : NA
Ho Chi Minh Lawyers' Association: NA
Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics and Public Administration: NA
Institute for Social Development Studies: NA
Population Health and Development Institute: NA
Quang Ninh Lawyers' Association Legal Consultancy Center: NA
Key Issues Identified in Mechanism
Addressing male norms and behaviors
Increasing gender equity in HIV/AIDS activities and services
Increasing women's legal rights and protection