The Hai Ba Trung and Dong Anh Districts of Hanoi, capital of Vietnam.




The local context

Vietnam is a fast-developing country but has substantial health challenges. In 2016, almost a quarter of those aged over 15 smoked tobacco[1]..

Alcohol usage is rising rapidly with an increase in beer production of over 40% between 2010 and 2016[2], and Vietnam has the second highest rate of alcohol use disorders across the whole Asian region[3].

In 2016, NCDs in Vietnam were estimated to account for 77% of total deaths, and the probability of dying between the ages of 30 and 70 years from the main NCDs in Vietnam was 17%[i][4].

Our focus

Contributing to the improved health and well-being of young people between 10-24 years old.

YHP Vietnam will reach 46,358 direct beneficiaries, with an additional 100,000 indirect beneficiaries reached through wider awareness raising activities. 

Our programme

The programme uses four interrelated and mutually supporting strategies:

1. Empowering young people, through peer to peer education and outreach by:

·  building knowledge and skills on NCD prevention, sexual and reproductive health and rights, gender equality and mental health.

·  enabling them to take informed decisions about their own health   

2.Mobilising communities, by:

·  increasing schools, families and community leaders’ knowledge of NCD prevention to create buy-in and support to facilitate change.

3. Strengthening health services to meet the needs of young people.

4. Advocating for policies that support NCD prevention and promote the broader health of young people

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Our partners

Plan International Vietnam, with over 20 years’ experience of working with young people in Hanoi Plan International Vietnam is responsible for the overall implementation of the programme.

The National Youth Centre is a branch of the Central Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (YU) with more than 6 million youth members and manages youth centres throughout Vietnam.

The Hanoi Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (HNCDC) is tasked by the Ministry of Health to design, plan and implement prevention and control activities against NCDs, communicable diseases, epidemics and other factors harmful to the health of Hanoi citizens.



[1] WHO, 2018, World Health Statistics data visualizations dashboard – tobacco, available at Accessed March 2019

[2] Business, 20 April 2017, Vietnam beer consumption to top 4 billion litres this year, available at Accessed March 2019

[3] IHME, Global Burden of Disease 2016, quoted in Accessed March 2019

[4] WHO, Noncommunicable Diseases (NCD) Country Profiles – Viet Nam, 2018, available at . Accessed March 2019.