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December 18, 2014

HANOI, December 18, 2014 -- The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has just launched a first-of-its-kind project in Vietnam that aims to empower farmers, especially women, to enhance their access to land by increasing their awareness of existing land rights under current legislation.

The two-year pilot effort will set up and train teams of grassroots community volunteers to help farmers, particularly women farmers, in the northern province of Hung Yen and the Mekong Delta province of Long An to improve their understanding of land rights.  In addition to training community volunteers, the project will support the work of researchers to better understand and document gender-specific barriers to realizing land rights in rural areas. This project will combine commune-level legal rights counseling and education with advocacy efforts, which will focus on increasing the capacity of social and mass organizations to advocate for gender equitable implementation of land regulations, as well as legal revisions when necessary to achieve this.

Participants discuss the HIV/AIDS policy environment in Vietnam.
August 14, 2013

The U.S. Agency for International Development Health Policy Initiative (USAID/HPI) has supported Vietnam’s legal framework and trained staff at over 300 local government and community institutions over a five-year period to more effectively engage in policy dialogue and advocate for better services for people at risk or living with HIV.

USAID Mission Director Joakim Parker addresses the workshop in Hanoi.
August 14, 2013

We have come a long way. USAID began supporting HIV/AIDS programs in Vietnam in the mid-1990s. USAID and its U.S. Government partner agencies work in collaboration with and through the Government of Vietnam at the national, provincial, and district levels in support of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. USAID supports delivery prevention, care and treatment services, and advocacy for policies that will improve access to and the quality of HIV/AIDS services.

The USAID Avian and Pandemic Influenza Initiative developed model markets, slaughterhouses, and training programs.
August 6, 2013

Key training and demonstration models have reached thousands of human and animal health workers and poultry farmers across Vietnam to help detect and control disease as part of the U.S. Agency for International Development's Avian and Pandemic Influenza Initiative (USAID/APII).

USAID staff meet local organizations in Hanoi.
July 24, 2013

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today met with 140 representatives of primarily Vietnamese nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in Hanoi to expand partnerships through a new grant program.

USAID Mission Director Joakim Parker, second from left, helps hand over wheelchairs to people with disabilities in Danang.
July 16, 2013

The Danang Women's and Children's Hospital today opened a new rehabilitation department for children with support from a U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) program for people with disabilities (PWD).

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