Vietnam Country Program

Working for a healthier Vietnam

A history of addressing varied and crucial needs in health

PATH’s work in Vietnam began in 1980 with a project to improve local condom manufacturing capacity. Other projects in reproductive health followed, and in 1997, we opened a permanent office in Hanoi. We broadened our focus from contraceptive technologies to wider health issues, including emerging and epidemic diseases; vaccines and immunization; reproductive, maternal, and child health; and digital health solutions. For more than 35 years, we have collaborated with a diverse range of partners to help improve health in Vietnam.

Despite rapid economic development and cultural change in Vietnam, pressing health challenges remain, including those which are arising as a result of these social and economic shifts. Shifts in international support are changing the ways in which Vietnam can continue to develop its health services, while commercial providers of health care products and services are recognizing the potential of the market in Vietnam. With our unique expertise in bridging the gap between the public and private sectors, PATH is supporting a burgeoning private sector in Vietnam to expand options for health services for different consumers, reducing the burden on public resources, while also providing technical assistance to the government to regulate and monitor these new options to ensure quality. This leads to improved health for people alongside increased economic opportunities for the country.

Our growing portfolio focuses on the following efforts:

PATH continues to support Vietnam to address continuing and emerging health challenges, as the country continues to develop and change both economically and socially, including by linking the growing private sector with public sector regulation and guidance. PATH/Matthew Dakin

PATH continues to support Vietnam to address continuing and emerging health challenges, as the country continues to develop and change both economically and socially, including by linking the growing private sector with public sector regulation and guidance. PATH/Matthew Dakin

Banner photo: Nguyen Ba Quang.

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