The overall goal of the programme is to build the domestic pharmaceutical industry at a high level of development, reaching level 4 according to the World Health Organisation classification scale, with market value in the top three of ASEAN, contributing to ensuring adequate and timely supply of quality, safe, effective and affordable drugs.
In addition to that is the goal to develop pharmaceutical materials and products from domestic sources into a field of high quality and high value commodity productionwhich is competitive in both domestic and international markets.
The use of domestically produced pharmaceuticals is expected to reach 75% by 2025. Eight regions for the sustainable exploitation of natural medicinal herbs are planned to be established.
Vietnam strives to become a centre for high-value pharmaceutical production in the region by 2030, with the export value of domestically produced drugs at about US$1 billion.
The main tasks and solutions within the programme include institutional and legal institutions; investment and competitiveness improvement; science-technology, human resources and training; control of pharmaceutical market; international cooperation and integration; and information and communications, among others.