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U.S. Ambassador Ted Osius delievers opening remarks at the conference.
February 3, 2015

HANOI, February 3, 2015 -- It is my pleasure to join you in opening this important conference on “One Health - Infectious disease risks at the human-animal-ecosystem interface in Viet Nam.” 

Vietnam is showing strong leadership to prevent, detect and respond to serious infectious disease threats. The U.S. Government is proud to support that leadership.

Vietnam’s success in One Health is important because, over the past several decades, three-quarters of emerging human diseases are caused by pathogens originating from animals. 

Previously unknown infectious diseases at the animal-human interface include those caused by viruses such as HIV, highly pathogenic avian influenza, and more recently H7N9 influenza and Ebola.  

The environment, human encroachment on wild animal habitats, and climate change have the potential to exacerbate the emergence of disease, and may, for example, expand the reach of malaria, which is a continuing threat to Vietnam. The speed with which these diseases can spread in our interconnected world presents serious public health, economic, and development challenges.

USAID’s Deputy Assistant Administrator for Asia Jason Foley and Minister of MARD Cao Duc Phat signed the MOU.
February 2, 2015

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) have signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen disaster response management. By building capacity at MARD to implement what is called an Incident Command System (ICS), USAID supports Vietnam’s efforts to continuously improve response and coordination systems to more effectively respond to all kinds of incidents and disasters.

January 29, 2015

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) today announced the video contest for vocational, college and university students. The contest aims to engage Vietnamese youth in addressing the country’s development challenges.

U.S. Ambassador Ted Osius speaks to reporters during the launch.
January 21, 2015

Vietnam’s efforts to accelerate green growth were boosted today with the launch of a new joint project in the framework of MPI, UNDP and USAID partnership to advance Vietnam’s Green Growth Strategy.

U.S. Ambassador Ted Osius delivers opening remarks at the launching workshop.
January 21, 2015

As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of normalized relations between the United States and Vietnam and look to the future, perhaps is there no greater opportunity to bring our two great nations together than on climate change and the environment. It is, therefore, truly an honor to speak on this topic so early in my tenure here in Vietnam and at such an important event.

U.S. Ambassador Ted Osius speaks at the Inaugural Vietnam Policymakers Seminar  on International Trade and Economic Analysis.
January 20, 2015

This inaugural Vietnam Policymakers Seminar Series is co-organized by the USAID Governance for Inclusive Growth Program (GIG) and the Ministry of Planning and Investment’s Academy of Policy Development (MPI/APD). The series of seminars has been developed to provide a platform for the exchange of ideas and best practices on policy analysis and a networking forum for mid-level Vietnamese government officials.

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