INCREASING HEALTH INSURANCE IN HIV PATIENTS THAT ARE BEING TREATED IN OWNERSHIP IN HO CHI MINH CITY - Narrow The Gap Community Program
1. Organization overview:
- Name: Ho Chi Minh City HIV / AIDS Prevention Association
- Address: 121 Ly Chinh Thang, W.7, District 3, HCMC
- Representative: Trần Trí Thành
- Title: leader
2. Project scopes:
- Location: HCMC (47 HIV Outpatient Clinics) 04 PKs at Children's Hospital 1, Children 2, Tropical, Pham Ngoc Thach, 24 clinics at 24 Preventive Medicine Centers (Preventive Medicine Center), districts, 16 rooms examination at district hospitals, 03 clinics at charity organizations.
- Time: 1/11/2018 - 1/11/2019
- To achieve SDGs:
+ Goal 3: Good health and well-being
3. Target community / beneficiaries:
Direct beneficiaries:
(1) HIV patients (~ 20,000 are on HIV / AIDS treatment, residing in HCMC and ~ 750 patients are not eligible for health insurance related to legal issues)
(2) Health facilities: 47 HIV / AIDS outpatient clinics

Indirect beneficiaries:
(1) Family of HIV patient
(2) HCMC community
4. Target community / beneficiaries challenges:
According to the report of the Center for HIV / AIDS Control, Ho Chi Minh City is currently treating 29,402 people infected with HIV / AIDS, of which 19,583 (71%) of people are from the city and 8,102 (29%) people are from the provinces. Out of 19,583 people in the city, 13,639 (70%) have health insurance and only 37% are using health insurance.
 Expectation outcomes/changes:
- Legal support ~ 750 patients
- Counseling ~ 20,000 patients on TT15, health insurance benefits and confidentiality (integrated with daily medical examination and treatment activities at Outpatient clinic)
- Promote 27 health facilities to sign health insurance contracts
- Submit a proposal for a license to the health care center to guarantee the patient to purchase health insurance

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