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Vietnam

Roche Diagnostics Vietnam

Present since 2001

From 2018 – 2019

1,462+ diagnostic products received approval | 71.1+ million tests conducted

The Healthcare Landscape in Vietnam

Vietnam is striving towards achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC), with the country looking to expand its private hospital sector and explore new ways to improve quality and access to healthcare, such as via the use of digital platforms.

Our Contribution to Sustainability in Vietnam

  • Access to healthcare and diagnostics: Our approach focused on disease awareness, screening and early diagnosis, healthcare capacity and sustainable funding solutions.
    • Strengthening healthcare capacity: In 2018, we conducted and supported more than 150 scientific events that involved more than 16,500 healthcare professionals. Over the past two years, we have conducted 17 workshops and Continued Medical Education (CME) trainings, benefiting more than 450 healthcare practitioners and laboratory professionals. Our Vietnam Centre of Excellence continues to equip approximately 800 customers serving in the frontlines of care every year with accurate diagnostics information and knowledge on good laboratory practices, translating to quality patient care.
    • The value of diagnostics: In 2018 and 2019, we worked with the National Blood Transfusion Association and the National Institute of Haematology & Blood Transfusion (NIHBT) to support blood transfusion safety and efficiency at hospitals in 12 northern provinces. The nucleic acid testing (NAT) screening program was implemented in blood banks throughout the country, helping to screen over 30,000 blood units per year and enhancing patient safety.
    • Driving awareness: We partnered with the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases to raise awareness of hepatitis B and offered free screening, diagnosis and follow-up treatment on World Hepatitis Day in 2018 and 2019. Approximately 6,000 people in Northern Vietnam benefited from the initiative.
    • Sustainable funding solutions: We are supporting the implementation of Roche’s Global Access Program to expand access to quality, sustainable diagnostic testing for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), contributing to the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) 90-90-90 goal. Since 2016, we have been working with the Ministry of Health to improve disease management by monitoring patients’ responses to therapies.
  • Fostering a great workplace: We aim to offer a great place to work for our employees, and in 2018 and 2019, we engaged all 250 of our employees through several key initiatives, such as Live Well Week, the Survival Skills Awareness Training, among others.
  • Meeting high standards of business ethics: We adhere to Roche’s established policies and procedures, holding our employees and partners accountable to meet the highest standards of business ethics. We conducted regular virtual and in-person trainings for all employees to ensure compliance with our governance policies.
  • Supporting communities: We are committed to strengthening the communities in which we operate. In 2018 and 2019, we supported healthcare education for women in rural areas as well as the development of disadvantaged children. During this period, we conducted ten community initiatives that benefited approximately 1,300 people. In addition, our employees dedicated over 950 hours to volunteerism.
  • Minimising our environmental footprint: In a bid to make Ho Chi Minh City greener, 100 Roche employees along with the Management Board of Can Gio Defensive Forest planted 1,000 trees in the forest located in the city in 2018.