15 September 2017 - PEPFAR implementing partners and Vietnamese authorities are navigating a challenging situation, to transition more than 100,000 antiretroviral therapy (ART) patients from externally-funded to locally-financed treatment services under social health insurance (SHI). Enrolling in SHI requires each patient to complete multiple and often challenging administrative procedures. Those who do not successfully enroll for SHI in time will be forced to pay for HIV treatment out of pocket or may drop out of treatment entirely. The USAID SHIFT project developed and has helped roll out a suit of Individual Treatment Continuation Plans (ITCP) practices tools -- including an online data entry and reporting system -- to traverse this challenging landscape. Through it, they have aided provincial authorities and healthcare providers in Ho Chi Minh City, Nghe An and Dien Bien to support more than 30,000 patients to make their ITCPs thus far. The ITCP approach and data system have provided rapid access to critical information which HIV stakeholders are using to reduce the risk of patient drop-out, such as top barriers to patients enrolling in SHI. USAID’s role as a technical leader in HIV transition, sustainability, and data systems have also been reinforced. The Vietnam Authority for HIV/AIDS Control recently recognized and endorsed the ITCP approach and tools, and is using USAID SHIFT technical expertise to expand them to numerous additional provinces.