LMG-Transition Support Project (LMG-TSP)

Project Dates: October 2012-September 2014

Vietnam has made significant progress in recent years responding to the country’s HIV/AIDS epidemic. As the country’s capacity to address the HIV epidemic has been strengthened, and as Vietnam’s economy grows stronger, increasing emphasis is being placed on transitioning the national HIV/AIDS response to a sustained country-led response.

The LMG-TSP team provided support to the PEPFAR Vietnam team and the Vietnamese government to help with this transition of the HIV/AIDS program, with an emphasis on the development of tools and capacity at provincial level for evidence-informed program planning.

LMG-TSP’s approach consisted of two major strategies, which were piloted in Hai Phong, one of PEPFAR’s priority provinces in Vietnam: 

HIV/AIDS Provincial Planning Simulator (HAPPS): Working jointly with provincial level stakeholders, LMG-TSP developed a web-based tool for comprehensive resource planning for HIV/AIDS. HAPPS enables stakeholders to forecast different scenarios based on available budget and service needs particular to their province.

Workload Indicator of Staffing Needs (WISN): LMG-TSP piloted the World Health Organization’s (WHO) WISN method to determine how many health workers per cadre are required to deliver the HIV/AIDS services that are currently offered. 

These tools are now available to policymakers in any province in Vietnam. Through the application of these tools, local planners will have ready access to quality data from which to make decisions, enhancing their capacity to lead, manage and govern resources for HIV and AIDS services.

Wheelchair Service Training Package

Also in Vietnam, the LMG Project ensures equitable access to services by partnering with local wheelchair service organizations to deliver the WHO's Wheelchair Service Training Package.

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

Additional Resources

LMG-TSP Vietnam Fact Sheets