Viet Nam
Viet Nam

National Health Planning Cycles

Overview and Context

National Health Policy Strategy Plan

For people’s health protection, care and promotion 2016-2020

National Health Policy Strategy Plan Priorities

Annual Health Sector Review


Income group:


Fiscal Start Date

January 1

Legal and Political systems

  • Political cycle:Executive branch: election last held on 2 April 2016 (next to be held in spring 2021); prime minister appointed by the president from among members of the National Assembly, confirmed by National Assembly; deputy prime ministers appointed by the prime minister, confirmed by National Assembly
  • Political cycle:Legislative branch: last election held on 22 May 2016 (next to be held in May 2021)
  • Legal System: civil law system; note - the civil code of 2005 reflects a European-style civil law

Country Documents

Programmatic Planning and Project Timelines

National Health Policy Strategy and Plan
WHO Country Cooperation Strategy
National Development Plan
Multi-Year Plan (cYMP) for Immunization
Malaria Plan
Tuberculosis Plan
Ageing and Health Plan
Noncommunicable Diseases Plan
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Plan
Reproductive Health Plan
Maternal Health Plan
Newborn and Child Health Plan
Human Resources for Health Plan
Gavi Health System Strengthening (HSS)Support
Global Fund Resilient and Sustainable Systems for Health (RSSH)

Partners in Country [+]

Endorsement of global compact for progress towards universal health coverage

Not UHC2030 member

UHC2030 joint vision progress

Vietnam joined IHP+ in April 2010. Its current health partnership agreement is the 2009 Statement of Intent adopted by the Ministry of Health, 15 development partners and eight civil society organizations. Its new National Health Plan was developed during 2010 and reviewed using the JANS approach in late 2010. The joint annual health sector review usually takes place in December

Pooled funding and or SWAP

Statement of intent between development partners and MOH endorsed in March 2009

UNDAF rollout cycles


UHC Partnership for policy dialogue


PEPFAR focus countries


World Bank*

Country partnership strategy 2012-2016 will support Vietnam's three breakthrough areas of promoting human resources improving market institutions and advancing infrastructure development.

European Commission*

Country Strategy paper 2007-2013: focuses on two main priorities which are directly in support of the government's own initiatives: 1) Support for the Vietnam Socio-economic Development Plan helping to reduce poverty and reach the MDGs 2) Support for the health sector through the government's pro-poor health policy Additional actions include trade-related assistance and support to EU-Vietnam strategic dialogue under a bilateral cooperation agreement in particular the sub-group on ‘Cooperation in institution building administrative reform governance and human rights’. Cross-cutting themes an integral part of EU-Vietnam cooperation include environmental protection culture and education gender equality the promotion of human rights and good governance

Costing and Financing

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