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July 10, 2014

HANOI, July 10, 2014 -- The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) launched its first-ever Biodiversity Policy in Washington on July 8, setting forth an ambitious vision of conserving biodiversity globally for sustainable long-term development.

Over the past 50 years, the world has seen more progress toward economic prosperity and human development than during any other time in human history, but at the same time, humans have altered the environment at an alarming rate, with sometimes dire consequences for biodiversity and the ecosystem services that sustain our life. Vietnam is ranked as the 16th most biodiversity rich country in the world and also a major hub for wildlife trafficking, supplying domestic and international markets with a variety of live animals, animal parts and medicinal plants. Under the new policy, Vietnam is identified by USAID as a priority country for biodiversity programming.

USAID Mission Director Joakim Parker addresses the National Assembly symposium.
November 10, 2012

 
NINH BINH, Vietnam -- Ladies and Gentlemen, members of the National Assembly and staff: This collaboration between USAID, its project implementer partners and the Institute for Legislative Studies is one of the most exciting that we have in Vietnam. The bringing together of legislative leaders such as yourselves and experts to discuss this important subject is highly timely. Many of the reasons were elucidated so nicely by Dr. Thao.

USAID Mission Director Joakim Parker announces the Social Work Education Enhancement Program.
November 9, 2012

HANOI-- I am here on behalf of U.S. Ambassador David Shear to celebrate the 15th Social Work Day. And I am pleased to be here to participate and see the experience, talent, and creativity in Vietnam's youth.

USAID Mission Director Joakim Parker announces Social Work Education Enhancement Program in Hanoi.
November 9, 2012

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today announced a three-year partnership with Vietnamese institutions to enhance social work education in Vietnam.

Laboratory technicians in Dien Bien learn how to use the Xpert system.
November 1, 2012

Laboratory technicians have completed training on cutting-edge laboratory equipment provided to Vietnam's National Tuberculosis Control Program with U.S. support that will help control the spread of tuberculosis by shortening the time to diagnose tuberculosis and rifampicin drug resistance from several months to under two hours.

School children receive a dose of deworming medicine in Dien Bien.
October 31, 2012

Vietnam's Ministries of Health and Education and Training today launched a large-scale, U.S.-supported distribution of medicine to help children and women of reproductive age in disadvantaged areas of Vietnam fight off intestinal worms.

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