For the past 10 years of living and working in Vietnam, Dr. Josh Solomon, the Director and Founder of VNHIP, realized the increasing burden of NCDs in the country. He spent many years working in local clinics to determine the current model of care and identify obstacles to care delivery. Based on his experience, which included treating thousands of patients, he worked with VNHIP’s volunteers to develop a treatment protocol using international guidelines for the management of cardiovascular disease risk factors and the treatment of hypertension and diabetes. In co-operation with WHO, VNHIP has piloted this model in provinces in northern and central Vietnam. VNHIP’s vision is that its model on NCD management wil become more important as the burden of NCDs increases.
For the coming years, VNHIP continues its partnerships with the WHO and Ministry of Health to extend this project in the poor rural communities in Nam Giang district of Quang Nam province. This project will reduce exposure to modifiable risk factors through promotion of healthy lifestyle choices, and will strengthen health systems to address the prevention and control of NCDs.
To decrease the morbidity, disability and mortality of people suffering from NCDs.
VNHIP focuses on four strategic areas: