The Vietnam Advocacy Agenda for People living with NCDs

The Vietnam Advocacy Agenda of People Living with NCDs crystallises recommendations of people living with NCDs, representing a wide range of NCD conditions for improvements in NCD prevention and control in Vietnam.

The Vietnam Advocacy Agenda of People Living With NCDs

The Vietnam Advocacy Agenda for People living with NCDs

PublishedMar 2021

AuthorVietnam NCD Alliance


Drawing from the Our Views Our Voices initiative, the core objectives of the Advocacy Agenda is to identify the shared needs, challenges and priorities of people living with a range of NCDs in Vietnam and promote their meaningful involvement in Vietnam’s NCD response.

Over 170 people living with NCDs were involved in an online consultation and three community conversations between April and August 2020 to discuss their experiences of managing NCDs. The draft of the Vietnam Advocacy Agenda was finalised through a series of consultative workshops involving people living with NCDs and representatives of NCDs-VN.

The Vietnam Advocacy Agenda amplifies the voices and recommendations put forward by people living with NCDs in the key areas of: human rights and social justicepreventiontreatment, care and support; and meaningful involvement. Among other priorities, the Vietnam Advocacy Agenda specifically highlights the need to regulate air pollution by appropriate health and environmental agencies, to strengthen prevention strategies and to ensure access to healthcare for all.

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I do not have health insurance. I am facing out-of-pocket costs of cancer treatment.

Person living with cancer, Vietnam