Vietnam: The LMG Transition Support Project

Outpatient clinic in An Giang province. Photo: LMG-TSP/Vietnam“We are proud of the work we’ve supported in Vietnam through PEPFAR. Now we want to take it to the next level, to transition from emergency measures to help Vietnam with building an enduring health system and strengthen country ownership of the response.” 
--Claire Pierangelo, U.S. Embassy Hanoi Deputy Chief of Mission, August 2012

As country leadership and capacity to address the HIV epidemic has been strengthened, and as Vietnam’s economy grows stronger, increasing emphasis is being placed on transitioning to a sustained country-led response.  This includes strengthening the health system and civil society, particularly to reach those most at risk.

The LMG-Transition Support Project (LMG-TSP) was established in 2012 to support Vietnam’s national response to HIV and AIDS in transitioning to greater country ownership and leadership. The project’s objective is to provide technical assistance and knowledge management support to PEPFAR and the Government of Vietnam to inform human resource planning and health financing options for transition of the HIV/AIDS response.

LMG project staff work in collaboration with host country government officials, local NGOs and other partners, and U.S. Government agencies such as United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Department of Defense (DOD), and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA). The project receives funding through USAID from the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), which is the largest supporter of Vietnam’s HIV and AIDS program.

RELATED LINKS:

Learn More about LMG's Global Support To Country Ownership

Learn More about PEPFAR in Vietnam

LMG-TSP Vietnam Project and the Vietnam HIV and AIDS Transition in the News:

Vietnam concerned over HIV donor funding cuts—IRIN

The ‘middle-income effect’ on HIV and AIDS programs in Vietnam—DEVEX