Joint Annual Health Review

JAHR 2013: Towards Universal Health Coverage

Bia JAHR 2012

The Joint Annual Health Review 2013 (JAHR 2013) is the seventh annual review implemented under the direction of the Ministry of Health together with the  Health
Partnership Group  (HPG).  The JAHR 2013 report assesses  progress in implementing the tasks laid out in the Five-year health plan 2011–2015, as well as results of implementing the Five-year plan targets and Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). At the same time  the report contains an in-depth analysis on “Universal health care coverage”.
Full Report (Vietnamese)

Full report (English)

Summary (Vietnamese) BSummary (English)

The 2013 JAHR was developed in the third year of the five-year planning cycle, with a task similar to the 2012 JAHR, but with the in-depth analysis focused on Universal health
coverage (UHC), a topic that is currently receiving global attention
PART ONE:  Update on the Situation of the Health System, has the following contents:
Major tasks of the health sector  in 2013 and health-related policies newly issued in 2012 and 2013.
-  Assessment of progress  implementing key  tasks of the  five-year plan  for the period 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)  primary care, preventive medicine,
national health target programs,  reproductive health  and population-family planning services; and (vii) medical service delivery.
-  Assessment of progress in implementing  five-year plan  targets and MDGs for Vietnam.
PART TWO:  In-depth analysis of the topic “Towards universal health coverage”, including three chapters:
Chapter II: Theoretical framework and concepts related to UHC.
Chapter III: Health care service coverage.
Chapter IV: Financial protection in universal coverage.
PART THREE of the report consists of the Conclusions – a  synthesis of the main findings on Vietnam’s health system and the topic of universal health coverage  –  and
Recommendations  –  proposed  solutions to priority problems for the 2014 annual health sector plan and for subsequent years.
The Appendix  to the report includes a summary table of monitoring and evaluation indicators covering various aspects of the health system.
The process of implementing the JAHR 2013 has received enthusiastic support from many stakeholders. We are sincerely grateful for the ideas contributed and valuable advice
given by the Ministry of Health departments, administrations, institutes and other units, by other ministries and by sectoral agencies during the process of developing this report.
We would especially like to thank and show our appreciation for the technical support and advice from  the  HPG  and other organizations and individuals, and  give thanks for
financial support from WHO,  the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) and the Rockefeller Foundation.
We would like to express our thanks to national and international experts who have directly participated in analyzing the available information, gathering and processing
feedback and ideas from stakeholders in order to compile the chapters of the report; thanks to the coordinators of the JAHR under the direction of Nguyen Hoang Long, deputy director of
the Department of Planning and Finance, with the other coordinators including Associate Professor Pham Trong Thanh, Sarah Bales, Tran Khanh Toan and Nguyen Thi Thu Cuc, who
have actively participated in the process of organizing, developing and completing  this review.

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