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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 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).

A Vietnamese woman makes her way home in the Mekong Delta.
June 27, 2013

Vietnam earned three awards in a U.S. Government program to fund scientific research in developing countries. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the National Science Foundation (NSF), under the Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) awards, has announced its second round of research collaboration grants

USAID Mission Director Joakim Parker addresses an event for the USAID HIV Workplace Project.
June 20, 2013

Over 1,400 people living with or affected by HIV (PLHIV) in Vietnam have found a job or realized their dream of running their own businesses with support from the U.S. Government. This is one result of the U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) workplace-based HIV prevention project funded under the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

USAID and FAO support laboratory staff as they detect viruses in Vietnam.
June 19, 2013

Vietnam will improve its readiness to prevent and cope with avian influenza under a $1.7 million project extension funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

USAID Mission Director Joakim Parker gives a dose of deworming medicine to kindergarten children in Nam Dinh Province.
June 4, 2013

Vietnam's Ministries of Health and Education and Training today completed a large-scale, U.S.-supported distribution of medicine to help over 918,000 children in disadvantaged provinces fend off intestinal worms.

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