Working Toward a Healthy Vietnam: Key Policy Messages From the VASS-SSRC Project

Deolalikar, Anil and McDonnell, Mary B.

This brief provides key policy messages based on the Viet Nam Population Health Programme Population Health Study, a large-scale longitudinal study from 2008-2016 co-led by the SSRC’s Vietnam Program and the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (VASS) and sponsored by The Atlantic Philanthropies. The Study aimed to measure household health practices and health-seeking behavior in Vietnam, especially among the most economically and socially disadvantaged populations. Key policy recommendations include increasing the use and effectiveness of commune health centers (CHCs), improving antenatal care and utilization, and helping CHCs implement preventive health care and essential disease control programs.

 

 To learn more about the Population Health Study and its findings, please see:

 

 The report is also available on The Atlantic Philanthropies website.

Title
Working Toward a Healthy Vietnam: Key Policy Messages From the VASS-SSRC Project
Author
Deolalikar, Anil and McDonnell, Mary B.
Published
Social Science Research Council, April 2019
Citation
Deolalikar, Anil and McDonnell, Mary B., Working Toward a Healthy Vietnam: Key Policy Messages From the VASS-SSRC Project (Social Science Research Council, April 2019).