Joint Annual Health Review 2014

31 December 2014



English version (full):

English version (summary):

Vietnamese version (full):

Vietnamese version (summary):


The Joint Annual Health Review 2014 (JAHR 2014) is the eighth annual report written in collaboration between the Ministry of Health and the Health Partnership Group (HPG). The JAHR report assesses progress in implementing tasks assigned in the five-year health sector plan 2011–2015 and results of implementing the MDGs and five-year plan goals. In addition it provides analysis on the in-depth topic of “Strengthening prevention and control of non-communicable disease”.


The 2014 JAHR was developed in the fourth year of the five-year planning cycle, which is also the final year for nations to work towards achieving the MDGs, including five groups of goals related to health to which United Nations member countries have committed to achieving by 2015. The report has the following tasks: (i) support development of the 2015 health sector plan, provide in advance information to support development of the next five-year plan for 2016–2020 and (ii) support development of the strategy for prevention and control of non-communicable disease (NCDs) for the period 2015–2020.


PART ONE: Update on the situation of the health system has the following contents:

Chapter I: Health status and determinants

Chapter II: Update and situation assessment of the Vietnamese health system

- Key tasks of the health sector in 2014

- Implementation status of the Plan for the protection, care and promotion of the people’s health 2011–2015, covering the following contents: (i) health sector governance; (ii) human resources for health; (iii) health financing; iv) pharmaceuticals and medical equipment; (v) health information systems; (vi) health service delivery.

- Assessment of progress in implementing five-year plan targets and MDGs for Vietnam


PART TWO: In-depth analysis of the topic “Strengthening prevention and control of non-communicable diseases” with the following contents:

Chapter III: Overview of global and regional prevention and control of NCDs and epidemiology and burden of NCDs in Vietnam. This includes; (i) an overview of prevention and control of NCDs globally and in the Western Pacific Region and (ii) NCD epidemiology and burden of disease in Vietnam.

Chapter IV: Control of common NCD risk factors including: (i) tobacco control; (ii) control of the harmful use of alcohol; (iii) promotion of appropriate diet; and (iv) strengthening and promotion of physical activity, physical fitness and sports.

Chapter V: Implementation of NCD component projects of the national health target program, including: prevention and control of hypertension, cancer, diabetes, COPD/asthma and protection of mental health in the community and among children.

Chapter VI: Strengthening the health system response in NCD prevention and control with contents related to governance, health human resources, health financing, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment, health information systems for NCD surveillance and health service delivery.


PART THREE of the report consists of the Conclusions, a synthesis of the main findings on Vietnam’s health system and the topic of Strengthening NCD prevention and control, and  Recommendations, a set of proposed solutions for priority problems for the 2015 annual health sector plan and subsequent years and for strengthening the health system response for NCD prevention and control.


The Appendix to the report includes a summary table of monitoring and evaluation indicators covering various aspects of the health system.

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