Midterm evaluation for the project ‘Mobilizing the community participation in Tuberculosis patient detection through PAL strategy implementation at the grassroots level’


The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) is an international organization was founded by the request of the United Nations at the UN summit meeting in 2000 on fighting AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The Global Fund relies on voluntary financial contributions from countries, governmental organizations, private sectors (private organizations or individuals). Principle of GFATM is financing programs limiting the adverse impact of the three diseases (AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria) appropriated to the countries’ socio-economic situation, especially in poor countries. In Vietnam, GFATM has supported the NTP since 2004 through the project Round 1; project Round 6 and Round 9 (2011-2015).

The Ministry of Health appointed the National Lung Hospital (NLH) as project management of Global Fund Round 9 for TB control in Vietnam for the period of 2011-2015. NLH is responsible for coordinating the partners involved in the project. In this period, the project Global Fund Round 9 for TB control has six targets, of which the target No.2 is to improve the detection rate of TB patients through the management of lung disease such as asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and pneumonia (PAL strategy), the Center for community health development is a unit of the project and directly responsible for the implementation of this target.

Objectives of evaluation

With the initial purpose of evaluation about on the appropriateness and the results of the sub-project activities, the recommendations will be proposed to orient Phase 2. For this purpose, the mid-term evaluation will be conducted on the basis of 04 objectives:

  1. Evaluating the management model for sub-project "PAL strategic implementation"
  2. Revising the appropriateness of the PAL strategy implementation to the NTP in period 2011 - 2015.
  3.  Reviewing and evaluating the activities carried out against the plan approved in Phase 1. Initially assessing the feasibility of the project indicator, predicting the ability to achieve these indicators at the end of the project in 2015.
  4. Summarizing the lessons learned during the implementation of Phase 1. Proposing recommendations and orienting for Phase 2.

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