Project Title

Workshop on Nutrition Care for Aging Population to Prevent Non-Communicable Chronic Diseases 

Project Year

2018   

Project Number

HWG 01 2018A 

Project Session

Session 1   

Project Type

Standard 

Project Status

Project in Implementation   
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Project No.

HWG 01 2018A 

Project Title

Workshop on Nutrition Care for Aging Population to Prevent Non-Communicable Chronic Diseases 

Project Status

Project in Implementation 

Publication (if any)

 

Fund Account

APEC Support Fund 

Sub-fund

ASF: General Fund 

Project Year

2018 

Project Session

Session 1 

APEC Funding

109,040 

Co-funding Amount

35,000 

Total Project Value

144,040 

Sponsoring Forum

Health Working Group (HWG) 

Topics

Health 

Committee

SOM Steering Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation (SCE) 

Other Fora Involved

 

Other Non-APEC Stakeholders Involved

 

Proposing Economy(ies)

Viet Nam 

Co-Sponsoring Economies

Australia; Indonesia; Japan; Malaysia; Chinese Taipei; Thailand 

Expected Start Date

01/08/2018 

Expected Completion Date

31/08/2019 

Project Proponent Name 1

Associate Professor Truong Tuyet Mai 

Job Title 1

Deputy Director 

Organization 1

Vietnam National Institute of Nutrition (NIN) 

Postal Address 1

48b Tang Bat Ho Street, Hai Ba Trung, Ha Noi, Viet Nam 

Telephone 1

84-946777176 

Fax 1

Not Applicable 

Email 1

truongtuyetmai@dinhduong.org.vn 

Project Proponent Name 2

Not Applicable 

Job Title 2

Not Applicable 

Organization 2

Not Applicable 

Postal Address 2

Not Applicable 

Telephone 2

Not Applicable 

Fax 2

Not Applicable 

Email 2

Not Applicable 

Declaration

Associate Professor Truong Tuyet Mai 

Project Summary

Both the number and the proportion of older persons are growing in virtually all economies. By 2025, the number of older persons worldwide is expected to reach more than 1.2 billion, with about 840 million of these people in low-income economies[1]. In order to achieve the ultimate goal of health ageing and active ageing, WHO has developed a policy framework, including reducing the risk factors associated with non-communicable diseases and functional decline as individual age, while increasing factors that protect health, in which nutrition care is an important factor.  The members of APEC economies have also been facing with the problem of aging population. Hence nutrition care for ageing population of APEC economies is required to take into account.

Proposed project aims to organize a 2-day workshop on May 2019 in Ha Noi, to review current situation of nutrition problems and share experiences on nutrition care to aging population among APEC economies such as Japan, Korea, Australia, Singapore, the United States of America (USA), Canada, New Zealands, ... with other economies that newly face with this issue; help to establish nutrition policy and relevant interventions adapting to healthy aging in APEC economies.


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Relevance

Relevance - Region: It is reported by UN that APEC has 21 members economies, among which 16 ones have been faced with aging population; the others will enter this stage shortly[1]. The number of older people worldwide will reach more than 1.2 billion by 2015, of which approximate 840 million are in low-income economies. This rapid growing of elderly creates a challenges to the growth of economies and puts a lot of burden on its health care services and health budget. In order to achieve the ultimate goal of health ageing and active ageing, WHO has developed a policy framework, including reduction of the risk factors associated with non-communicable diseases and physical functional decline as individual’s age. While there are numerous supportive factors for the elderly health benefit, nutrition care is an important factor. WHO estimated that in 2012, 38 millions of deaths out of the total of 56 million of deaths in the worlds were caused by NCDs (the proportion of deaths caused by NCDs accounted for 68%)[2]. It was anticipated that the mortality due to NCD in developing economies would increase 8 times compared to developed economies in 2030. In 2013, the World Health Assembly endorsed Global Action Plan for NCD prevention and control to the year 2020 together with a set of 9 Global voluntary targets to be achieved by the year 2025, including 3 targets relating to nutrition. The members of APEC economies have also been facing with the problem of aging population and NCDs burden. Growing aging population with NCDs burden will impact strongly on economic growth, human resources, employment, social security, health and sustainable development.  Hence, nutrition care for NCDs prevention for ageing population is an essential consideration for APEC economies. Since 2011, Viet Nam has been considers an ageing population economy with people aged 60 and over accounted for 10%[3]. And as many other APEC economies, Viet Nam is also facing the increasing burden of non-communicable chronic diseases which accounted for 73% of total death[4]. Therefore, improving nutrition for prevention and control of non-communicable chronic diseases will greatly contribute to aging population's health not only for Viet Nam, but also many other APEC member and non-member economies.

The aim of this project is to organize a workshop to review current situation of nutrition problems and care as well as to share experiences, cost-effective prevention models, and best practices on nutrition care to aging population among APEC economies such as Japan, Korea, Canada, USA, Australia... with other economies that are facing with this issue; help APEC economies to establish nutrition policy, plan of action and relevant interventions adapting to healthy aging and growth, as a cooperation, development and prosperity of APEC. 

Relevance – Eligibility: This project falls under the funding priority area of Developing Human Capital covered by the ASF General Fund are the ECOTECH Priority Themes: Activities/issues related to addressing the social dimension of globalization, including health and gender, youth, aging population and vulnerable groups and health systems, including the implementation of Healthy Asia Pacific 2020 Roadmap.  The project is intended to develop effective measures and plan of action goals to improve nutrition care and act against the threat of NCDs among the growing aging population in APEC economies and contribution to APEC’s capacity building.

Relevance – Capacity Building: It is considered as a platform for strengthening cooperation among physicians and medical specialists, nutritionists and dieticians from different APEC economies and expansion of dialogue among governments, industry, academy and civil society organizations. The project ensures the implementation of Healthy Asia Pacific 2020 Roadmap and the development sustainable and high performing health systems. The project will contribute to improving the economic and social well-being of the people by the sharing, strengthening, and developing knowledge, abilities, skills and technical know-how to improve their policies and regulations on the Nutrition Care for Aging Population to prevent non-communicable chronic diseases between APEC economies - particularly developing economies. The exchange of knowledge, skills and policies among developed and less developed APEC economies on better health care for aging population will help to achieve APEC’s goals of capacity building that declared in 2017 Senior Officials’ Report on Economic and Technical Cooperation: “to attain sustainable growth and equitable development in the Asia-Pacific region and to reduce economic disparities among APEC economies; to improve the economic and social well-being of the people”. Result of the workshop will be shared with other regions, UN agencies, international organizations as well as other stakeholders so it will be beneficial for a larger number of people worldwide who want to get more understanding of appropriate health care for aging related NCDs.

This project also provides an opportunity for member economies to learn experiences from other experienced member economies on how to develop a better nutrition care and health care system to prevent NCDs for aging population. The lesson learn from   Japan, Australia, Korea, Canada, the US etc on provide elderly people with aged care focuses on nutritional support through scientific and mandated dietary controls, on health insurances  and health care facilities surely support for other members such as Viet Nam, Indonesia, Brunei, Peru, Thailand, Philippine...to develop a better approach, practices in order to appropriately address exiting health issue of increasing NCDs among ageing population.



[1] United Nation, Population Ageing and Development 2015

[2] WHO. 2014. Global status report on non-communicable diseases 2014.

[3] General Statistic Office (VN), Annual Sample Survey on Change of Population and Family Planning 1/4/2011 

[4] WHO. NCDs country prolife 2014. 

Objectives

The project comprises of 4 key objectives:                                      

1) To review and inform the current status of nutrition problem and nutrition care for aging population in APEC (including the trends, impacts & challenges in growth economy);

2) To share experiences, and best practices in dealing with nutrition care against NCDs for aging population among APEC members;

3) To agree in jointed action to adapt "nutrition care for aging population” of APEC in the future; and

4) To cooperate on education and training of specialists in order to share knowledge and experience in the field of nutrition care against NCDs for aging population among APEC economies.

Alignment

Alignment - APEC:  The main objective of the Project is directly linked to the main items of the APEC Ministerial Meeting in 2016 reaffirmed the APEC Strategy for Strengthening Quality Growth and measures to ensure the implementation of the Healthy Asia-Pacific 2020 Roadmap in support of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the joint statement of 6thHigh Level Meeting on Health and the Economy reaffirmed the importance of the 2011 APEC NCD Action Plan and the urgent need to enhance and accelerate implementation of domestic NCD prevention and control strategies, call on APEC economies to work together to build more efficient and high-performing health systems and to reduce barriers to trade and investment in the supply chain of healthcare products, and encourage cooperation of government, academia and industry to build capacity for health promotion.

The projects fit with the Healthy Asia Pacific 2020 Roadmap at the focus area of Strengthening the prevention and control of NCDs by reducing intermediate risk factors with taking actions that would have a positive effect on modifiable health risk factors including life style choices (such as smoking cessation policies, nutrition consultation, physical activity promotion, and counteraction against substance abuse). Aging population and Health and health system are the priorities of Funding Criteria for all APEC Funded Projects in 2017.

Alignment – Forum: The project meets the objective of the APEC health working group and HWG Strategic plan 2016-2020 as "To support healthy populations across the life-course, including the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases and improved maternal, new born and child health." Recommendations, measures and plan of actions resulting from the Project will improve accessibility, sustainability and quality of nutrition care; contribute to the improvement of the prevention and control of NCDs among the aging populations; encourage and facilitate collaboration of APEC Health and nutrition sector with  other sectors and international health bodies; and to encourage training and education, research and implementation and address the current and future needs of all APEC member economies. On the whole the Project will contribute to the improvement of people`s health and life quality, extension of life span, and increase in healthy workforce population. Thus, the Project will contribute to reduction of the impact of health-related threats to the economy, trade and security of APEC economies.  In Work plan for 2011 APEC Health Working Group, it states that “Expected HWG deliverables for 2011 includes capacity building workshops, workshop…which will focus its attention on …enhancing preparedness for and effective management of  emerging and re-emerging infectious disease…” Aging population is one of the priorities of Funding Criteria for all APEC Funded Projects in 2016 “Rank 2: Projects that directly support the APEC Strategy for Strengthening Quality Growth. Inclusive Growth: Activities/issues related to addressing the social dimension of globalization, including health and gender, aging population and vulnerable groups”. And earlier, in 2008, APEC leaders declared: “We reaffirm our commitment to build regional capacity to minimize health-related threats”.

The objectives of this project follow directly what APEC leaders’ call and fit in the HWG’s work plan. We believe this project is a concrete action to carry out the HWG’s work plan that consistency considers aging population is one of the priorities.

TILF/ASF Justification

Not Applicable.

Beneficiaries and Outputs

Outputs: The international workshop organized by this project aims to reach the objectives presented on section 2 of SECTION A. The series presentations of speakers coming from different APEC economies as well as from relevant organizations will be found on the first topic which provides an overview of current status of nutrition problem and nutrition care for aging population and how these issues impact on social and economic growth. A number of research paper, survey results, analytical reports, analytical frameworks etc. on nutrition care against NCDs for aging population among APEC members and APEC with Partners will be presented on the workshop. 

The workshop will be held in Hanoi, Vietnam for two days in May 2019The workshop rough agenda is intent to organize 04 plenary and parallel sessions on the topics:

1) Review current situation, eco-socio burden of NCDs;

2)  Discussion of cost-effective prevention models and best practices for nutrition care of aging population to prevent NCDs;

3) Development and getting agreement in jointed action plan to adapt "nutrition care for aging population” of APEC in the future; and

4) Discussion of how to develop corporation and share knowledge and experience in the field of nutrition care against NCDs for aging population among APEC economies.

To achieve objectives 3 and 4 the organizer team will base on the collection and record of the discussion outputs from each presentations, identify and draft out and announce similar interested actions to adapt "nutrition care for aging population” of APEC economies and as well as discussion and identify most applicable operation manner to corporate people.

List of participants:

1) Policy makers or government agencies of 21 APEC member economies responsible for health/FP or social security;

2) The APEC Secretariat representatives (who it may concerns);

3)  APEC with partners, such as OECD, ASEAN Secretariat;

4) Experts on long-term health care, nutrition care, on socio-demographic issues;

5) UN Agencies, such as UNDP, UNFPA, WHO, ILO … (APAC);

6) INGOs: World Bank, ADB,  Help Age International; and

7) Representative of relevant government agencies: MOH, National Institute of Nutrition, MOLISA, MOF, MPI, Hospital, NGOs , social civils  such as the Vietnam Association for the Elderly ( managers, service providers, researchers).

Important outputs of international workshop is to develop exchange programs and set up a network among APEC economies on education and training for specialists, health workers, researchers, policy makers from relevant universities, institutes, nutrition care centres or hospitals that help to update information and strengthen capacity in preventing NCDs of aging population. The network is expected to operate through email group.  The exchange programs moderated via the joint email group includes for quarterly and/or annual update journals, research papers, new intervention projects, or curriculums or links to different available resources, as well as any applicable on-the-job training and visitor exchange programs among institutes and universities when scholarships are available.

Develop a Workshop Summary report that will include workshop evaluation. The workshop summary report will be prepared by contractor.

Contractor will be hired to advise and contribute inputs for the agenda development, nominate chairs and co-chair and develop guides and questions for plenary discussion, manage the collection of all session discussion results, , facilitate round table discussion to form the exchange programs and network, draft out workshop evaluation questionnaires, prepare the workshop summary report. 

Outcomes:

1) The International workshop is expected that all the leaders of member economies and participants will have common understand that aging population and the increasing of NCDs among aging population is a major existing challenge for the development of each member economy and the whole APEC, and addressing this issue should be the first priority. 

2)  APEC’s economies can use ideas and solution arising from discussion of ccurrent situation, best practices for nutrition care of aging population to prevent NCDs, to set up their strategies/ action plan for each economy, as well as regional strategy/action plan in APEC region.The participants will get information ofbest practice and lessons through workshop slides and summary reportLessons share among health experts from APEC economies will be beneficial for policy makers and the leaders to determine appropriate approach, policies to support for better nutrition care to prevent and reduce prevalence of NCDs among aging population. 

3) The project aim to develop an exchange programs for specialists to give them an opportunity to get knowledge and to learn best practices and experience through an joint email group moderated by the PO for quarterly and/or annual update journals, research papers, new intervention projects, or curriculums or links to different available resources, as well as any applicable on-the-job training and visitor/scholar  exchange programs among institutes and universities when scholarships are available. 

4) Cooperation among universities, research institutes, industry and private business aimed to support researches and training/education and implementation of nutrition care plan against NCDs for aging population will lead to opportunities to perform joint researches in the field of nutrition and cardiovascular diseases that surely strengthen capacity in managing NCDs among aging population of APEC economies. The cooperation is determined by their common interest, prioritized services, available resources, current or future projects/programs during the workshop discussions and interaction. 

Beneficiaries: The number of target audience in this international workshop on Nutrition Care for Aging Population to prevent non-communicable chronic diseases will be about 100 -120 that include the health agencies of the APEC Secretariat, government agencies of 21 APEC member economies responsible for health/FP, Governmental officials of APEC economic members, leading experts having experiences on nutrition, NCDs, aging population issue from APEC economies, APEC developed partners as UN, World bank, WHO, NGOs…, interested health and nutrition professionals, reporters and journalists. 

Inviting to this Workshop are expertise and representatives who equipped with rich experience and excellent knowledge in the relevant sectors, e.g. Department Directors/Deputy, Chief  of Division, program managers and leadership positions, research principals , senior lecturers who have at least 5 years experience in their field.These special guests include representatives from well-known agencies and organizations both in Viet Nam and abroad include representatives from Viet Nam’s Ministry of Health, Department of Preventive Medicine, National Institute of Nutrition, Population and Family Planning, Viet Nam National Committee for Elderly people, National Geriatric Hospital ; and representatives from selected member economies as well as from the ASEAN Association and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) in the South-East Asia region and the World Health Organization (WHO).

Dissemination

Publications: The documents of the workshop include academic researches, presentation materials and other relevant information will be a source to all participants and interested APEC members. They will be combined in the workshop proceeding.

All documents created under APEC funded will be posted to the APEC publications database. These   documents will comply with the APEC Publications Guidelines, Logo Guidelines and IP Policy. 

The Workshop Summary Report will be published on the APEC Publication website and will follow all APEC Publication guidelines.

Reporting, and other written outputs associated with this project, which will be publically available, must be presented to the Secretariat in a standard of English which requires no further copy-editing. The [Project Final Report] [etc], which will be distributed and published as an APEC publication, must be prepared in accordance with the Guidebook on APEC Projects, the APEC Publication Guidelines and the APEC Logo Guidelines. Where contracted labour is used to produce reports or other written outputs, contractor terms of reference must state that all will be presented in a level of English fit for publication and require no further copy-editing by the APEC Secretariat.

 If an author (PO or contractor) is unable to fulfill this requirement, it is advisable to have a copy editor read and edit the public documents related to this project, especially the final report to be distributed and published on the APEC website. This will ensure that language nuances are checked and the quality is within the APEC standard.

Gender

This international workshop fully encourages APEC economies to send female representatives to the workshop, particularly those from the hosting economy. The number of female participants is expected to reach at least 50%, women speakers are expected to reach more than 30% of total speakers of the workshop, and during the workshop both male and female will be served equally. It is the fact that a majority of the female have higher life expectancy at birth but culturally lower social status and health care accessibility than the male in developing economies so that topics of gender disparities, roles of women and men, gender equity in health and healthcare will be intergrated to and discussed in some designated sessions in the final workshop agenda.

The workshop also creates opportunity for women to chair different sessions, speak, present their voice and actively involved together with men in the different stages including project preparation, project implementation and project evaluation.

This project commits to collect sex disaggregated data for speakers and participants at the point of the project event. This data will be requested when submitting a Completion Report to the Secretariat when project ends.

Work Plan

The project consists of three components, including 1) preparations; 2) implementation and 3) evaluation. All of this work will be carried out by the project working group from National Institute of Nutrition, Ministry of Health, and Viet Nam APEC Secretariat 2018. Co-sponsors are requested to involve in all the three stages. Specifically, co-sponsors will be asked for providing their comments during developing the agenda of the international workshop; participating the international workshop; nominating or suggesting appropriate speakers to the correspondent workshop sessions as well as contributing their inputs and comments in summary report to assess the effectiveness of the project in the end of the workshop. Consultants will play an important role in working with the project working group to achieve the project objectives. 

Project timelines, dates of key activities and deliverable outputs: August 2018 – August 2019

Time

Tasks

Deliverables

August – September 2018

Contracting  it is estimated that would take 8 weeks to select, discuss, negotiate and finalize the contract with contractor.

Contract completed and signed

October 2018 to April 2019

Preparations

Aug – Dec. 2018

the initial information on the forthcoming Conference

Contact with targeted APEC economies and Co-sponsoring economies

Selecting experts to set up a technical group

Have a list of about 120 participants from both 21 APEC economies and Vietnam,

Have identified members of  technical group

December 2018 - February 2019,

The Technical group working to develop draft agenda.This is a  group of experts in nutrition care and aging as well as NCDs prevention, they will assist contractor in selecting workshop ‘documents, chair the parallel sections of the workshop, facilitate the discussion the experts and participants will be invited to send the materials for review and matching with the draft agenda

A draft agenda is developed

The numbers of presentations are identified

March and April 2019

Finalization of the Agenda

Final agenda and materials/ handouts

Final agenda and invitation letters are sent to all participants

Working Team-a group of people who  are professional officials in charge of infectious diseases control and will take responsibility of ensuring health sercurity against infectious diseases for the all participants

Logistic task

A working team set up

A check list of all preparatory work drafted

Air tickets booking for participants

Booking for the venue in Hanoi

May 2019

Implementation

The workshop will be held in Hanoi for two days

Workshop report including all the themes in the final agenda

 June - August 2019

Evaluation

The end-conference survey questionnaire to evaluate the success of the project

August – October 2019

the drafting, endorsement and submission of the Completion Report and all supporting documents to the Secretariat.

All report and documents submitted to the Secretariat

February – July 2020

participation in the Long Term Evaluation of APEC Projects conducted by the Secretariat, as required by all APEC funded projects

Full contribution and participation in the Long Term Evaluation of APEC

Contracting (August – September 2018): it is estimated that would take 8 weeks to select, discuss, negotiate and finalize the contract with contractor.

Preparations (October 2018 to April 2019):  After approved by the HWG, the initial information on the forthcoming Conference including intent agenda, list of participants, and presentation guide will be prepared and announced to the APEC member economies.

All proposed offers, suggestions and initiatives will be carefully examined. The list of experts and participants having the most relevant experience in the field of nutrition care for aging population and prevention and control of NCDs will be identified.

Co-sponsoring economies will be invited to give recommendations concerning the workshop. During December 2018 - February 2019, the experts and participants will be invited to send the materials for review and matching with the draft agenda. 

During March and April 2019, the workshop agenda will be reviewed, edited and presented to the participants. A team consisting of professional officials in charge of infectious diseases control and prevention, experts of infectious diseases field and pharmacology field will be set up.

A check list of all preparatory work will also be drafted. 

Implementation (May 2019): The workshop will be held in Ha Noi for two days. Experts and participants will deliberate and discuss key issues. It is expected that the participants will discuss the following questions: 

·  Current situation, eco-socio burden of NCDs, cost-effective prevention models and best practices for nutrition care of aging population to prevent NCDs and APEC’s economies can use this information to integrate into their current long term health sector strategies/ action plan for each economy as well as regional strategy/action plan in APEC agenda and focuses. 

·   Development of international and regional exchange programs for specialists to give them an opportunity to get knowledge and to learn best practices and experience through long distance, virtual on-line and on-the-job training patterns;

·   Opportunities to perform joint researches in the field of nutrition and cardiovascular diseases and aging population 

·  Cooperation among universities, research institutes, industry and private business aimed to support researches and training/education and implementation of nutrition care plan against NCDs for aging population. 

Evaluation (June ~ August 2019): The end-conference survey questionnaire to evaluate the success of the project will be distributed to participants and collected at the end of the international workshop for feedback and comments. This will be done right after the international workshop. All reports and resources raised from the international workshop will be submitted to HWG and electronically distributed among all APEC members. 

August – October 2019: the drafting, endorsement and submission of the Completion Report and all supporting documents to the Secretariat. 

February – July 2020: participation in the Long Term Evaluation of APEC Projects conducted by the Secretariat, as required by all APEC funded projects.

Risks

Although NCDs are the growing issue in the morden disease pattern of the world in the 21st century as well as APEC major challenge, population health, however, the awareness and response to NCDs are different among APEC member economies. Each member economy has different health care structures; resources and growth level with different priorities for their development and investment in health care, so that application of recommendations from workshop into practice in each member economy will be difference in specific context, time, extent, content and area. 

Another risk is the attendance of speakers and representative. The organizer will work closely with potential speakers to secure their participation, the official invitation letters to them for their internal approval and visa process, and require the soft copy of presentations to be sent 30 - 45 days in advance. 

Unexpected cross-border infectious disease outbreak or natural catastrophes may affect the participant’s traveling to the host economy.

Monitoring and Evaluation

Monitoring and Evaluation activities will be implemented by PO from the beginning and they will follow closely the project work plan, key milestones and timelines (the Work plan in section C) to ensure that all project objectives are achieved. During the monitoring process, if any activity needs to adjusted, the PO will discuss with the APEC Secretariat to ensure that the project’s objectives, outputs and outcomes are unchanged. 

From a monitoring perspective, we will track the deliverables (contacts, emails and work plans) against timeline at monthly intervals. While evaluating the long-term vision of the project may not be feasibly undertaken in the scope of these activities, we will monitor and evaluate the short-term outcomes that are indicative of likely future success or failure. 

The Project will be evaluated on the participants’ feedback gathered through the questionnaires and the number of adopted recommendations. The number of participants-representatives from the different APEC economies will also demonstrate the importance of this Project. From an evaluation perspective, the project will be considered successful if levels of common awareness on NCDs, impacts of this issue on development (including economic growth and health care setting), applying different effective health care models, best practices, policy recommendations as a result of the international workshop. We will collect participants’ feedback both formally and informally via participants’ surveys as well as individual consultations. With respect to dissemination, we will monitor the numbers of materials disseminated and also information disseminated.

Some of expected indicators of the workshop are:

1) 80% APEC economies (21 economies) will attend the workshop.

2) 85% invited UN agencies and Embassies will attend the workshop.

3) 90% invited NGOs (international and local level) will attend the workshop.

4) At least 50% participants are female.

a) Number of economies providing best practices and lessons learned: 3

b) Number of Best Practices shared: 2

c)  Number of Recommendations developed: 2

d)  Number of economies in agreeing in the jointed action: 10-12

e) Number of exchange programs developed:2

Linkages

This project will bring together health, nutrition, health economic, health financing and other related experts among the large community of Asian economies to promote an integrated based approach in nutrition care for a growing aging population to prevent NCDs effectively and timely; and build a sustainable scientific network and communication platform among APEC economies on education and training for specialists, health workers, researchers, policy makers from relevant universities, institutes, nutrition care centers or hospitals that help to update information and strengthen capacity in preventing NDCs of aging population. Such mechanism will promote the widely sharing of the best practice and effective promotion of nutrition care for aging population to prevent NCDs which will benefit both APEC and non-APEC member economies.

Leadership of the APEC member economies will be encouraged to build their commitment and actions to advocate and address this issue in their economy’s long term priorities.

Sustainability

The results of the workshop are the policy recommendations, the practical experience and the lessons learnt from the APEC member economies and other APEC partners. These results will be gradually applied in a flexible way in each economy’s long term health sector strategies and plans, and be in line with each socio-economic conditions by the APEC member economies. 

These applies will be used in long-term nature for many years after the workshop. It will be shown the efficiency and sustainability of the Workshop. Adapting to the aging population problem is a big problem, and it will need a long-term approach with a well strategy and perseverance. 

Experience sharing among different APEC economies on best practices and health services for NCDs prevention, the intention of develop an exchange programs and a network among APEC economies on education and training for specialists, health workers, researchers, policy makers from relevant universities, institutes, nutrition care centres or hospitals help to strengthen capacity in preventing NDCs of aging population among health workforce in APEC region.These two items are identified  during the workshop and will be implemented among APEC economies later on Viet Nam as the hosting economy (especially NIN – MOH) will apply the recommendations of the workshop in an appropriate and creative way to make policies and develop our action plan which will effectively support for  capacity building of health workers in caring elderly people; developing the data base system to follow up health care for elderly people.

Project Overseers

TRUONG TUYET MAI, MD, PhD, Asc. Professor, Vice- Director of the National Institute of Nutrition, Viet Nam and Adjunct Professor for the School of Medicine Hai Phong, School of Medicine Hanoi, Viet Nam is PO of this project. She has a big experience in the implementation of various food and nutrition programmes/studies, as well as experience in organizing national and international workshop. She is also Co-Chair of the Technique Working Group on Nutrition in Viet Nam, also member of Secretary Board for National Nutrition Strategy. Together with her, there is a team of researchers, domestic and international stakeholders who are full of enthusiasm in this area. 

Viet Nam is forecasted by UN is one of the few economies with fastest speed of aging population in the world. So that, caring elderly people to prevent illness, in including NCDs diseases is the great concern of Viet Nam government.  Viet Nam has had opportunities to hold national, international workshop on Health and Aging issue with many partners like ASEAN, UNFPA, World Bank in some recent years. The workshop to exchange international Experiences responding to Ageing with UNFPA in 2013; Workshop with  ASEAN economies on “Responding to Aging: International Exchange on Policies and Actions” in 2014; the workshop on Policy Dialogue on Health care for Elderly with WHO in 2015. Viet Nam’ government and Ministry of Health also consider Ageing and health care for elderly people to prevent illness is one of the priority, that have been discussed on: Domestic workshop on aging population in Viet Nam and orientation of building national program for the elderly in the period 2012-2020.

Cost Efficiency

Not Applicable.

Drawdown Timetable

Not Applicable.

Direct Labour

Outline of Contractor’s scope of work: 

- With PO develop and revise  workshop protocol: 120 hours

- Develop rough agenda, revise and develop final agenda: 70hours

- Scanning and selecting appropriate materials and document presented on the workshop : 100 hours

- Develop guidelines for the discussion 16 hours

-Chair workshop sections and facilitate the discussion : 16 hours

- Develop workshop evaluation questionnaire : 16 hours

- Prepare the workshop summary report: 100hours

- Revise the summary report according to APECT requirement 62 hours 

Outline of Short-term Clerical Fees:

- Collect related documents for PO and contractor to develop and revise workshop protocol: 20hours 

- Workshop logistic tasks: venue booking, airtickets booking, sending agenda and invitation letters to all participnats, printing and copying the workshop documents, support PO in all of the tasks related to funding and payment.

Waivers

Not Applicable.

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