Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Years of mechanism: 2013 2014

Details for Mechanism ID: 16739
Country/Region: Vietnam
Year: 2013
Main Partner: Johns Hopkins University
Main Partner Program: JHPIEGO
Organizational Type: University
Funding Agency: USAID
Total Funding: $75,000

The Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP) is a five-year Leader with Associates Cooperative Agreement (LWA) designed to support the introduction, scale-up and further development of high-impact Maternal, Neonatal, and Child Health (MNCH) interventions, including the program approaches to effectively deliver those interventions, to achieve measurable reductions in under-five and maternal mortality and morbidity. The MCHIP partnership includes Jhpiego, John Snow, Inc. (JSI), Johns Hopkins University/Institute for International Programs (JHU/IIP), ICF Macro, Inc., Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH), Save the Children (SC), Broad Branch Associates, and Population Services International (PSI). In FY2013, the Save the Children/MCHIP will support the VAAC and Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Department implement the newly approved National Guidelines for the Care of Newborns and Children Exposed to and Infected by HIV through training curriculum development and ToT trainings. All activities will be implemented in collaboration with Vietnamese government partners to ensuring country ownership. Save the Children will also coordinate with the VAAC and other relevant programs to ensure the investment is complementary.

The geographic coverage will be at national and provincial level. All activities will have strong monitoring and evaluation and quality and efficiency improvement components, as PEPFAR support gradually shifts to a technical assistance role.

No vehicles will be purchased for this project.

Funding for Care: Pediatric Care and Support (PDCS): $75,000

Since 2011, Save the Children has been supporting the Vietnam MCH and the VAAC to develop the National Guidelines for the Care of Newborns and Children Exposed to and Infected by HIV. In FY2013, Save the Children/MCHIP will continue working with the Maternal and Child Health Department and other national stakeholders to develop a training manual package that can be used by national and provincial trainers to conduct training courses for health staff in the provinces. The training manual package will include a trainers book, a trainees book, and teaching aids. The training manual will convey content from the national guideline for care of children aged 0-15 years old infected or exposed with HIV. Save the Children/MCHIP will also support the MCH to conduct TOT courses on the national guidelines for some prioritized provinces which have high rates of HIV prevalence in the general population and particularly among women of reproductive age and children. Role-out training courses then will be conducted by trained master trainers with the technical support by the MCH and Save the Children/MCHIP.