Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth)

Victorian Health
Promotion Foundation
(VicHealth), 1987

Governance structure

Autonomous agency

Governed and chaired by

Director General

Report to

Minister of Health and Welfare

Funding source

Treasury budget

Estimate total annual budget (USD)

30.97 million (2020-2021)

31.03 million (2019-2020)

30.53 million (2018-2019)

Purpose of the fund

  • To fund activities related to the promotion of good health, safety or the prevention and early detection of disease.
  • To increase awareness of programs for promoting good health in the community through the sponsorship of sports, the arts nd popular culture.
  • To encourage healthy lifestyle in the community and support activities involving participation in healthy pursuits.
  • To fund research and development activities in support of these activities.
Western Australian Health Promotion Foundation (Healthway)

Western Australian Health
Promotion Foundation
(Healthway), 1991

Governance structure

Autonomous – State Government agency

Governed and chaired by

Board of Governance and independent chair

Report to

Minister of Health and to State Parliament

Funding source

Treasury budget

Estimate total annual budget (USD)

15.2 million (2021-2022)

4.98 million (2020-2021)

4.83 million (2019-2020)

Purpose of the fund

  • To fund activities related to the promotion of good health in general, with particular emphasis on young people.
  • To support sporting and arts activities which encourage healthy lifestyles and advance health promotion programs.
  • To provide grants to organizations engaged in health promotion.
  • To fund research relevant to health promotion.
Health Promotion Switzerland

Health Promotion
Switzerland, 1994

Governance structure

Semi – autonomous agency

Governed and chaired by

Foundation council and independent chair

Report to

Federal Department of Home Affairs and to both Committees for Social Security and Health of the Parliament (National Council, Council of States)

Funding source

Health Insurance (USD2.6/head)

Estimate total annual budget (USD)

19.4  million (2012)

Purpose of the fund

  • Health insurers promote the prevention of diseases.
  • Together with the cantons (Swiss federal state), establish and maintain an institution which initiates, coordinates and evaluates measures for the promotion health and for the prevention of diseases. If the formation of the institution is not achieved, the Federal Authorities of the Swiss Confederation will undertake it.
Taiwan Health Promotion Administration

Taiwan Health
Promotion Administration
(HPA), 2001

Governance structure

Unit in Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taiwan (MOHW)

Governed and chaired by

Director General, HPA

Report to

Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW)

Funding source

  • Tobacco Health and Welfare Surcharge
  • 2002: USD 0.17(NTD 5) per pack of cigarette.

  • 2006: USD 0.33(NTD 10) per pack of cigarette.

  • 2009: USD 0.67(NTD 20) per pack of cigarette

  • 2021: USD 0.67(NTD 20) per pack of cigarette

Estimate total annual budget (USD)

USD 243 million (NTD 7 billion 285 million) (2021)

USD 247 million (NTD 7 billion 421 million) (2020)

USD 250 million (NTD 7 billion 515 million) (2019)

Purpose of the fund

  • To support development of national health policy and health promotion model.
  • To promote healthy birth and growth.
  • To promote healthy lifestyles in terms of NCD risk factors (tobacco, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity and alcohol), prevention control, and community development.
  • To promote healthy aging.
  • To promote health care for the underprivileged.
  • To support life-course approach to NCD surveillance and research.
Austrian Health Promotion Fund

Austrian Health
Promotion Fund, 1998

Governance structure

Autonomous agency

Governed and chaired by

Board of Governance chaired by Minister of Health

Report to

Minister of Health, Board of Governance and public

Funding source

Value Added Tax

Estimate total annual budget (USD)

8.244 million (EUR 7.25 million)

Purpose of the fund

  • Project funding.
  • Promote competence in health promotion.
  • Information and awareness-raising.
Thailand Health Promotion Foundation

Thai Health
Promotion Foundation
(ThaiHealth), 2001

Governance structure

Autonomous agency

Governed and chaired by

Board of Governance, chaired by Prime Minister

Report to

Cabinet and to both houses of Parliament

Funding source

2% surcharge levied on excise tax from alcohol and tobacco

Estimate total annual budget (USD)

121.12 million (THB 4,275.7 million) (2019)

128.97 million (THB 4,372.1 million) (2017)

142.52 million (THB 4,610.5 million) (2018)

153.2 million (THB 4,560.7 million) (2019)

118.65 million (THB 3,550 million) (2020)

Purpose of the fund

  • To promote good health of Thai people  according to National Public Health Policy.
  • To raise awareness of health issues through social marketing campaigns and sponsorship of sports, the arts and popular cultures.
  • To encourage a healthy lifestyle.
  • To fund research and development.
  • To support community initiatives to promote better health conditions.
Tonga Health Promotion Foundation

Tonga Health
Promotion Foundation
(TongaHealth), 2007

Governance structure

Autonomous agency

Governed and chaired by

  • Board of Governance
  • Chair is appointed by the Minister of Health

Report to

Cabinet via Minister of Health

Funding source

  • Government (annual treasury budget – TOP 600,000)
  • A private donor (Government of Australia via Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAT) – AUD 400,000)

Estimate total annual budget (USD)

610,158 (TOP 1.4million) (2020/2021)
697,303 (TOP 1.6million) (2019/2020)

Purpose of the fund

  • To promote health and reduce harm from non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart problems and smoking related illnesses.
Mongolian foundation

Mongolian Health
Promotion Foundation,
2006

Governance structure

Ministry of Health

Governed and chaired by

Council of the Fund is chaired by Minister of Health

Funding source

  • Government budget:
    • 2% of excise tax on tobacco products
    • 1% of excise tax on alcohol beverage
    • 2% on drug registration

Estimate total annual budget (USD)

1.02 million (MNT 3 billion) (2019)

851,254 (MNT 2.5 billion) (2020)

851,254 (MNT 2.5 billion) (2021)

Purpose of the fund

  • Prevention of non-communicable diseases
  • Prevention of communicable diseases
  • Protect environmental health
  • Prevent from accidents and injuries, and support of a healthy and safe living environment
  • Protect mental health, and prevent the harmful effects of alcohol, tobacco and drugs
  • Promote the rational use of drug
  • Improving the ethics of medical professionals, and improving the transparency and accountability of health organizations

Korean Health
Promotion Foundation,
2011

Governance structure

Autonomous agency under Ministry of Health

Governed and chaired by

Board of Directors and chaired by a president

Report to

Minister of Health and Welfare

Funding source

Treasury budget and donations

Estimate total annual budget (USD)

10 million (2013)

Purpose of the fund

  • To develop and support of national health promotion policies.
  • To plan and implement national health promotion projects.
  • To develop technique and consult of national health promotion programs.
  • To develop evaluation system, research & analysis, providing information associated with health promotion and community health services.
  • To collaborate with specialized agencies which are related to health promotion and community health.

Lao PDR Tobacco
Control Fund, 2013

Governance structure

Unit in MOH

Governed and chaired by

Tobacco Control Fund Council (The National Committee on Tobacco Control)

Report to

Government

Funding source

  • Government budget:
    • 2% of profit tax from tobacco business operators
    • 200 kip per cigarette package from all local tobacco manufacturers producers and imported the manufactured tobacco products

Estimate total annual budget (USD)

116,700 (LAK 945,266,000) (2017)

117,740 (LAK 1,004,912,730) (2018)

Purpose of the fund

  • To support implementation of tobacco control law and Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).
  • To improve and strengthen health care service quality.
  • To support National Health Insurance scheme for the public.
  • To support the cost of a administration and necessary performance for the National Committee on Tobacco Control.
Vietnam Tobacco Control Fund

Vietnam Tobacco
Control Fund, 2013

Governance structure

Semi-autonomous agency and a unit in MOH

Governed and chaired by

Inter-sectoral Management Board and chaired by Minister of Health

Report to

Government and National Assembly

Funding source

A compulsory contribution equal to 1% of factory price of all cigarette packs consumed in Viet Nam, effective May 1, 2013; increase to 1.5% from May 1, 2016; and 2% from May 1, 2019

Estimate total annual budget (USD)

11.263 million (VND 260,970 million) (2019)

16.256 million (VND 375,030 million) (2020)

Purpose of the fund

  • To support communication and community-based campaigns on the harmful effects of tobacco and initiatives on prevention and control of tobacco harms.
  • To support development of pilot models of smoke-free community, agencies and organizations as well as community-based smoking cessation services.
  • To generate evidence through research.
  • To build capacity among the network of collaborators.
  • To support development of teaching materials and integration of teaching on tobacco harms and tobacco control in the educational programs.
  • To support the implementation of measures for alternative occupation for tobacco growers, tobacco raw material processing, and tobacco manufacturing workers.
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Singapore Health Promotion Board (HPB), 2001

Governance structure

Semi-autonomous agency and a unit in MOH

Governed and chaired by

Board of Governance and independent chair

Report to

Minister of Health

Funding source

Ministry of Health budget

Estimate total annual budget (USD)

183.33 million (SGD 253 million) (2017)

185.6 million (SGD 245 million) (2018)

203 million (SGD 280 million) (2019)

231 million* (SGD 327 milion) (2020)

367 million* (SGD 485 million) (2021)

*Annual total budgets were increase significantly as HPB was one of the primary agencies dealing the COVID situation in Singapore.

Purpose of the fund

  • Being a centre of excellence for health promotion, disease prevention and patient education.
  • Establishing, engaging and supporting local and international partnerships.