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USAID Mission Director Joakim Parker (right) and Vietnam's Vice Minister of Industry and Trade Cao Quoc Hung at the signing even
July 29, 2015

HANOI, July 29, 2015 -- The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) today agreed to cooperate in strengthening adoption of renewable energy and energy efficiency policies for sustainable low-emission development in Vietnam.

“Under this letter of intent, USAID and MOIT will cooperate through a technical assistance program that is expected to last five years” said USAID Mission Director Joakim Parker. “We welcome this collaboration in support of Vietnam’s climate change strategy and President Obama’s climate action plan, and hope that it results in clean energy development and improved energy efficiency in Vietnam.”

August 22, 2013

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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.

August 16, 2013

USAID is working to mitigate environmental degradation and increase resiliency to climate change throughout Vietnam. Specifically USAID is working to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, increase climate resilience of the populations living in the country’s deltas, improve energy efficiency in high emitting sectors, and remediate toxic contamination.

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Last updated: July 29, 2015

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