Follow us on: 

National consultant for development of viral hepatitis literacy, leaflet on key messages for WHD 2019 and technical assistance for implementation of national action plan on EMTCT

Print Email

Title: National consultant for development of viral hepatitis literacy, leaflet on key messages for WHD 2019 and technical assistance for implementation of national action plan on EMTCT'

World Health Organization (WHO) Viet Nam Country Office has been supporting the implementation of Viet Nam's Country Plan on Viral Hepatitis 2015-2019 and National Action Plan toward elimination target of EMTCT of HIV, HBV and syphilis 2018-2030.

Viet Nam has high burden of viral hepatitis especially HBV and HCV. An estimated of 7.8 million people living with HBV and nearly one million people living with HCV in 2017. Viet Nam is in the second rank of liver cancer incidence in the Western Pacific and the fourth in the world. Among liver cancer patients, 60% were infected with HBV, 25% infected with HCV and 3% infected with both HBV and HCV. In pregnant women, the prevalence of HBV is estimated of 8% while HIV and syphilis is much lower less than 0.3%.

On the occasion of World Hepatitis Day this year, to raise public awareness on viral hepatitis, WHO country office in Viet Nam plan to develop a booklet on viral hepatitis and leaflets on key messages on WHD to disseminate during World Hepatitis Day 28 July 2019.

In November 2018, MOH issued a National Action Plan toward elimination of mother to child transmission of HIV, HBV and syphilis in which phase in approach was recommended to implement the NAP on EMTCT. Can Tho is one of the province selected by MOH to implement the NAP in the first phase. WHO will support MOH effort to assist Can Tho city in planning and implementing interventions to eliminate mother to child transmission.

Scope of work:

• Develop a booklet on viral hepatitis literacy to improve awareness of general population and leaflets on key message on viral hepatitis for World Hepatitis Day

  • Research the current materials from WHO website, WHO publications and national guidelines, training materials
  • Develop the outline of content for the booklet
  • Discuss with WHO team on the outline of the booklet
  • Develop the content of the booklet
  • Discuss with WHO and refine the booklet
  • Discuss with community to seek comments and feedback
  • Finalize the content of booklet

• Develop leaflet for World Hepatitis Day

  • Study materials on the past WHD materials
  • Adapt key massages from WHO on 2019 WHD
  • Discuss with WHO for comments
  • Finalize leaflet.

• Develop implementation plan for EMTCT in Can Tho and support for field assessment and implementation

  • Research the current regional and national guidelines on viral hepatitis including elimination of mother to child transmission (EMTCT)
  • Working with Can Tho province in development of provincial plan for implementation of national action plan on EMTCT


Address for application:

  • Administrative Officer , World Health Organization, 304 Kim Ma, Ba Dinh, Hanoi, Viet Nam
  • Or by email at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Deadline for submission: 28 May 2019




1 December 2017

Michel Sidibé
Executive Director of UNAIDS
Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations

This World AIDS Day, we are highlighting the importance of the right to health and the challenges that people living with and affected by HIV face in fulfilling that right.


Community spaces design contest for an exciting hanoi

Ha Noi, October 17/10/2017 - Aiming at improving the living environment and bringing culture and art to the community towards a better urban future, United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) successfully developed the project “Promote participatory, community-based and youth-led approach in safe, greening public spaces in Hoan Kiem district toward a pro-poor, inclusive and sustainable urban development” (hereinafter called Public Spaces project) under the Block by Block program with Mojang, the makers of the videogame Minecraft.


Deadline for round 1: From 17/10/2017 to 04/11/2017 Extended to 9 November 2017


Harsh punishment for child offenders doesn’t prevent further criminality

The age at which a child, can be held criminally liable is a controversial issue around the world. Within Viet Nam, this issue is currently being grappled with in the Penal Code amendments. Some argue that a "get tough on crime" approach is necessary to punish children to prevent further criminality.

However, international research shows that because of their developmental stages, labelling and treating children as criminals at an early age can have serious negative impacts on their development and successful rehabilitation.


New Year Greetings from the United Nations Resident Coordinator a.i. in Viet Nam


On the occasion of New Year 2017, on behalf of the United Nations family in Viet Nam I wish to reiterate our appreciation and express our warmest wishes to our partners and friends throughout the country. We wish our partners and their families in Viet Nam peace, prosperity, good health and happiness in the coming year.

As we enter the second year of the Sustainable Development Goals era, we look forward to continuing our close cooperation for the sake of Viet Nam’s future development; one which is inclusive, equitable and sustainable, with no one left behind.

Youssouf Abdel-Jelil
United Nations Resident Coordinator a.i. in Viet Nam


UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message for World AIDS Day, observed on 1 December


Thirty-five years since the emergence of AIDS, the international community can look back with some pride.  But we must also look ahead with resolve and commitment to reach our goal of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030.

There has been real progress in tackling the disease. More people than ever are on treatment.  Since 2010, the number of children infected through mother to child transmission has dropped by half. Fewer people die of AIDS related causes each year.  And people living with HIV are living longer lives.

The number of people with access to life-saving medicines has doubled over the past five years, now topping 18 million. With the right investments, the world can get on the fast-track to achieve our target of 30 million people on treatment by 2030.  Access to HIV medicines to prevent mother to child transmission is now available to more than 75 per cent of those in need.