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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.

Hanoi students attend the screening of Poaching Wars to mark World Rhino Day.
September 19, 2013

The U.S. and British Embassies in Hanoi hosted a documentary screening to raise awareness of the need to protect the world’s rhinos and elephants.  Nearly 130 representatives from the Vietnamese government, conservation organizations, diplomatic corps, and students attended the screening of Poaching Wars to mark World Rhino Day.

Photo of a previous USAID-supported activity in Kon Tum Province.
September 9, 2013

About 10,000 primary and secondary students will receive vision screenings with those in need receiving quality eyeglasses under an extended, U.S.-supported activity launched today Quoc Oai, Hanoi.

Panelists discuss results of the USAID STAR program at a closing ceremony.
August 26, 2013

Vietnam’s Ministry of Justice (MOJ) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) took stock of results today at the close of a three-year project that helped 19 government ministries and agencies implement trade-related legislation, build capacity for trade liberalization and governance, and further economic integration.

August 22, 2013

USAID_Vietnam_Press_Review_2012.pdf

August 16, 2013

Vietnam was one of the first countries in the world hit by highly pathogenic avian influenza (AI) H5N1 outbreaks in 2003 and also reported the world’s first AI human case in that same year. Since then, Vietnam has experienced more than 3,000 animal outbreaks across the country and has had 124 human cases, half of which have been fatalities. While Vietnam is widely considered to be a model in terms of its response to AI, globally it currently ranks third behind Indonesia and Egypt in terms of human cases and deaths

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