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January 29, 2015

HANOI, 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.

“Youth can contribute to and benefit from more prosperous communities and nations,” said USAID’s Deputy Assistant Administrator for Asia, Jason Foley, who announced the contest at the American Center in Hanoi. “Better understanding of youth’s ideas and approaches in addressing development issues will help USAID create programs that better support them, helping them to become part of the solution to today’s challenges.”

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

August 16, 2013

USAID’s programs to assist vulnerable groups focus on services for persons with disabilities, Vietnamese affected by disaster, and victims of human trafficking. Since 1989, USAID has provided $66.5 million to help vulnerable populations.

August 16, 2013

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) began supporting HIV/AIDS programs in Vietnam in the mid-1990s. In June 2004, HIV/AIDS funding to Vietnam was increased under the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Under PEPFAR, USAID works closely with other U.S. government agencies including Health and Human Services/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Defense.

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