Vietnam

Official name: Socialist Republic of Vietnam

Capital City: Hanoi

Official language: Vietnamese

Albion International work for Vietnam:

  • Development of a Nutrition for People Living with HIV and Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) in Vietnam Toolkit (June 2008 – December 2009)

KEY FOCUS: Nutrition

Project Coordinator: Family Health International

Donor: Family Health International

The Albion International developed a nutrition toolkit to be used for adults and children living with HIV by health care workers and community-based workers. The toolkit includes nutrition assessment techniques, clinical nutritional assessment tools, nutrition education materials and a comprehensive health care worker and community worker training curriculum.

  •  Finalisation of Standard Operating Procedure for Food Supplementation for People Living with HIV (2008-2010)

KEY FOCUS: Nutrition

Project Coordinator: President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) / United States Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance Project II (FANTA-2)

Donor: President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) / United States Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance Project II (FANTA-2)

A range of materials on nutrition guidance for HIV care and treatment programmes were prepared for FHI 360 technical staff and clinicians at FHI 360-supported health facilities in Vietnam between 2008-2009. As an extension of this work, a further consultancy was conducted in 2010. This consultancy had a broader number of organisations, including all PEPFAR funded services in Vietnam. Activities completed included ensuring previous work completed with FHI 360 was adapted for other PEPFAR funded HIV services, and training was completed for key community agencies. Tools updated included nutrition screening and assessment tools for adults and children; recommendations on suitable therapeutic and supplementary food packages for PLHIV and orphans and vulnerable children (OVC); a nutrition education and counselling package; a training curriculum; and standard operating procedures which integrate nutrition interventions into comprehensive HIV treatment, care and support.