Rural Sanitation and Health Programme is a national scale programme with UNICEF providing the technical and financial support to the government of Vietnam. The aim of the programme is to reduce infant mortality, malnutrition and improve child development.
At the national level UNICEF supports the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) as the overall lead ministry for the implementation of the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Partnership (RWSSP) programme. The MARD is additionally responsible for rural water supply and the operation and maintenance of piped water supplies. The Ministry of Health is responsible for the design and implementation of the sanitation related components of the RWSSP program.