Projects in Vietnam


This list of projects highlights various initiatives aimed at enhancing healthcare and disease surveillance in Vietnam. These projects address critical aspects of public health, ranging from establishing data warehouses to implementing regional surveillance programs.

GDPM: Deploy National Data warehouse, data integrated from ECDS2 (National diseases surveillance software)

This project focuses on establishing a comprehensive national data warehouse that integrates data from ECDS2, the country’s national diseases surveillance software. This warehouse will serve as a centralized repository for critical health information, facilitating data analysis and informed decision-making.

GDPM: Deploy Regional Data warehouses, data integrated from National Data warehouse

Building upon the national data warehouse, this project aims to establish regional data warehouses that draw upon the national data repository. These regional warehouses will provide localized access to vital health information, enabling regional health authorities to make data-driven decisions tailored to their specific needs.

GDPM: EBS – Event Based Surveillance instance

Event-based surveillance (EBS) is a crucial tool for detecting and responding to public health emergencies. This project involves the implementation of an EBS instance, which will enhance Vietnam’s capacity to rapidly identify and respond to disease outbreaks or other health threats.

CDC – VAAC: National HIV Recency Program

The National HIV Recency Program, implemented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Vietnam AIDS Care and Control (VAAC), aims to improve HIV treatment outcomes by monitoring the proportion of HIV-positive individuals who have achieved viral suppression. This program will provide valuable data for evaluating HIV treatment effectiveness and guiding interventions.

PIHCM: Southern Region Covid19 Surveillance

The Southern Region Covid19 Surveillance project focuses on strengthening surveillance efforts to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic in Vietnam’s southern region. This project will enhance data collection, analysis, and dissemination, providing critical insights for informing public health measures and mitigating the impact of the virus.

These projects demonstrate Vietnam’s commitment to leveraging technology and data to improve healthcare and disease surveillance, ultimately contributing to the well-being of its citizens.

HISP Vietnam support to Lao PDR


HISP Vietnam has been actively supporting Lao PDR in strengthening its health information systems and data management capabilities. This support has been instrumental in enhancing the country’s ability to collect, analyze, and utilize health data for evidence-based decision-making.

Key achievements:

  • DHIS2 core team established at national and province levels: A strong DHIS2 core team has been established at both national and province levels, providing technical expertise and leadership in the implementation and utilization of DHIS2.

  • Major health programs adopting DHIS2: Several major health programs in Lao PDR have adopted DHIS2 as their primary platform for data reporting and analysis. This has streamlined data collection and improved the availability of reliable health data.

  • Continuous support from stakeholders: HISP Vietnam has maintained close collaboration with the Ministry of Health, Cabinet, WHO Lao team, and development partners to ensure the sustainability of DHIS2 implementation in Lao PDR.

Custom apps developed:

  • iCapture: iCapture is a DHIS2 web app that combines aggregate and event data into a single interface. This app enhances data completeness and simplifies data entry for health workers.

  • Desktop Offline Capture app (OCA): OCA allows users to enter data offline and synchronize it with the online DHIS2 server once an internet connection becomes available. This app is particularly useful in areas with limited or unreliable internet connectivity.

COVID-19 vaccination and certificate management solution:

HISP Vietnam has developed a comprehensive solution for managing COVID-19 vaccination and certificate issuance in Lao PDR. This solution includes:

  • Pre-registration for vaccination: Citizens can pre-register for COVID-19 vaccination online or using a mobile app, reducing data entry workload for health staff.

  • Vaccination and certificate issuance: Health staff verify pre-registration information, provide vaccination, and issue COVID-19 certificates (hard copy and digital).

  • Certificate verification: Citizens can download or verify their COVID-19 certificates via the web or using a mobile app (Android & iOS).

  • Travel certificate request: Citizens can request a travel certificate for COVID-19 vaccination.

Family Information system:

HISP Vietnam has developed a custom app to collect family and household information, including family details and member details. This app has been instrumental in registering 92% of the Lao PDR population in DHIS2. The app also features built-in custom reports for easy data analysis.


HISP Vietnam’s support has significantly strengthened Lao PDR’s health information systems, enabling the country to make informed decisions based on reliable data. This has contributed to improved health outcomes for the Lao PDR population.

HISP Vietnam support to NCHADS, Cambodia


Enhancing HIV/AIDS Data Management and Care in Cambodia

HISP Vietnam has played a crucial role in strengthening HIV/AIDS data management and care in Cambodia through its invaluable support to NCHADS. This collaboration has resulted in significant improvements in data integration, linkage, and utilization, ultimately contributing to better HIV/AIDS care and prevention outcomes in the country.

Key Achievements:

  • Centralized Data Repository: Through the development and implementation of data import scripts, HIV-related data from five different databases is routinely consolidated into a single DHIS2 instance. This centralized repository has streamlined data management and facilitated comprehensive analysis, providing a holistic view of HIV/AIDS care pathways.

  • Record Linkage and Deduplication: To ensure data accuracy and integrity, HISP Vietnam has established linkages between VCCT, BIACM, Prevention, and ART records. Potential duplicate records are identified and flagged for further review, preventing data inconsistencies and ensuring the reliability of information.

  • Integrated Laboratory Data: Lab data from various laboratory databases is seamlessly matched and imported into the DHIS2 instance, linking it to respective ART clients. This integration provides a comprehensive picture of an individual’s HIV treatment and laboratory test results, enabling informed clinical decisions.

  • Comprehensive National Dashboard: A national-level dashboard has been developed, encompassing province and district-level data. This dashboard provides real-time insights into HIV/AIDS prevalence, treatment coverage, and other key indicators, empowering informed decision-making at all levels of the healthcare system.

DHIS2 Enhancements for HIV/AIDS Care:

  • Combined Drugs and Visit Stages: A custom app has been developed to combine drugs stage into visit stage, simplifying data entry and analysis for HIV/AIDS care providers.

  • Patient Transfer and Admission: Users can transfer and admit patients with New ART client IDs based on the receiving clinic, ensuring seamless continuity of care.

  • ART User Enrollment: ART users can enroll persons based on the VCCT program, facilitating timely access to care and treatment.


HISP Vietnam’s support has had a profound impact on NCHADS’ ability to collect, manage, and analyze HIV/AIDS data effectively. The improved data quality, enhanced data availability, and better decision-making have contributed to improved HIV/AIDS care and prevention outcomes in Cambodia. This collaboration serves as a model for strengthening HIV/AIDS data management and care in other countries.

DHIS2 generic app: WHO COD app with ICD 11


Empowering Cause of Death Reporting with the WHO COD App for DHIS2

The WHO COD app for DHIS2 is a comprehensive tool designed to streamline and enhance cause of death (COD) reporting and analysis. This custom app seamlessly integrates WHO COD metadata and the ICD-11 embedded tool, providing users with a versatile platform for capturing, classifying, and analyzing COD data.

Key Features:

  • Customization and Translation: The app offers a user-friendly interface that allows for customization and translation, enabling users to tailor the app to their specific needs and language requirements.

  • Inbuilt Dashboard and Anacod Export: An inbuilt dashboard provides real-time insights into COD data, while the Anacod export feature facilitates data sharing and analysis with external tools.


  • Improved Accuracy and Completeness: The WHO COD app streamlines data entry and ensures consistent application of ICD-11 codes, leading to improved data accuracy and completeness.

  • Enhanced Analysis and Decision-Making: The app’s dashboard and Anacod export functionalities provide valuable insights for informed decision-making in public health interventions and resource allocation.

  • Global Standardization and Interoperability: The app’s adherence to WHO COD metadata and ICD-11 standards ensures compatibility with global COD data collection and analysis efforts.

Target Users:

The WHO COD app for DHIS2 is designed for a wide range of users involved in COD reporting and analysis, including:

  • Health information system (HIS) managers and data analysts
  • Public health practitioners and researchers
  • Government officials and policymakers

Overall Impact:

The WHO COD app for DHIS2 empowers users to collect, manage, and analyze COD data effectively, contributing to improved understanding of mortality patterns and informed public health interventions. By fostering data-driven decision-making, the app plays a crucial role in advancing global health agendas.

HISP Vietnam support to Solomon Islands


HISP Vietnam’s Support for COVID-19 Vaccination and AEFI (Adverse Events Following Immunization) Surveillance in Solomon Islands

HISP Vietnam has been actively supporting Solomon Islands in strengthening its COVID-19 vaccination and AEFI (Adverse Events Following Immunization) surveillance systems. This collaboration aims to ensure effective vaccine rollout, monitor the safety of COVID-19 vaccines, and contribute to informed decision-making for public health interventions.

Key Areas of Support:

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Data Management: HISP Vietnam has provided technical assistance in establishing a robust data management system for COVID-19 vaccination records. This system facilitates the collection, analysis, and reporting of vaccination data, enabling effective monitoring of vaccine coverage and uptake.

  • AEFI Surveillance and Reporting: HISP Vietnam has collaborated with Solomon Islands health authorities to develop and implement an AEFI surveillance system. This system allows for the systematic identification, reporting, and investigation of potential adverse events following COVID-19 vaccination.

  • ICD-10 Cause of Death Coding: HISP Vietnam has provided training and support in the use of ICD-10 codes for cause of death (COD) reporting. This ensures accurate and standardized recording of COD data, facilitating comprehensive mortality analysis and understanding of public health trends.


HISP Vietnam’s support has significantly contributed to Solomon Islands’ efforts in managing its COVID-19 vaccination program and monitoring vaccine safety. The strengthened AEFI surveillance system and improved COD coding practices provide valuable insights for ensuring the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines and informing public health measures.

This collaboration exemplifies HISP Vietnam’s commitment to strengthening health information systems and data management capabilities in partner countries, ultimately contributing to improved health outcomes for all.

HISP Vietnam support to Vanuatu


HISP Vietnam’s Support for Strengthening Health Information Systems in Vanuatu

HISP Vietnam has been actively supporting Vanuatu in enhancing its health information systems and data management capabilities across various domains, including COVID-19 vaccination and surveillance, immunization, malaria events and tracking, and routine health management information systems (HMIS).

COVID-19 Vaccination and Surveillance:

HISP Vietnam has provided technical assistance in establishing a robust data management system for COVID-19 vaccination records in Vanuatu. This system facilitates efficient data collection, analysis, and reporting, enabling effective monitoring of vaccine coverage, uptake, and potential adverse events following immunization (AEFI).


HISP Vietnam has collaborated with Vanuatu health authorities to strengthen the country’s immunization program through data management and analysis support. This includes developing tools for tracking immunization coverage, identifying missed opportunities for vaccination, and monitoring vaccine stock levels.

Malaria Events and Tracker:

To enhance malaria surveillance and response efforts in Vanuatu, HISP Vietnam has provided support in implementing a malaria events and tracker system. This system facilitates the timely identification, reporting, and investigation of malaria cases, enabling effective control measures and resource allocation.

Routine HMIS:

HISP Vietnam has collaborated with Vanuatu’s Ministry of Health to strengthen routine HMIS data collection, analysis, and utilization. This includes developing tools for data entry, data quality control, and data visualization, enabling informed decision-making for public health interventions.

Overall Impact:

HISP Vietnam’s support has significantly contributed to strengthening Vanuatu’s health information systems and improving its ability to collect, manage, and analyze health data effectively. This has led to enhanced disease surveillance, improved vaccination coverage, and better-informed public health policies, ultimately contributing to improved health outcomes for the people of Vanuatu.

HISP Vietnam support to Tonga


HISP Vietnam’s Support for Enhancing Health Information Systems in Tonga

HISP Vietnam has been actively supporting Tonga in strengthening its health information systems (HIS) by providing technical assistance in metadata quality assessment and the integration of DHIS2 with an Australian software (Tupaia).

Metadata Quality Assessment:

HISP Vietnam has conducted a comprehensive metadata quality assessment for Tonga’s DHIS2 instance, identifying areas for improvement and providing recommendations to enhance data accuracy, consistency, and completeness. This assessment has laid the foundation for more reliable and usable health data.

DHIS2 and Tupaia Integration:

To streamline data collection and management, HISP Vietnam has facilitated the integration of DHIS2, Tonga’s primary HIS platform, with Tupaia, an Australian software used for data entry and reporting. This integration enables seamless data exchange between the two systems, reducing data entry duplication and enhancing data integrity.


HISP Vietnam’s support has significantly contributed to improving the quality and usability of health data in Tonga. The enhanced metadata quality ensures greater data reliability, while the DHIS2-Tupaia integration streamlines data management and reduces data entry burden. These improvements have strengthened Tonga’s ability to make informed decisions based on reliable health data, ultimately contributing to better health outcomes for its population.