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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.

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.

Forest areas in Vietnam
October 17, 2012

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today announced five-year programs in clean energy, adaptation, and sustainable landscapes to support Vietnam in addressing the effects of climate change and land use.

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Last updated: December 17, 2014

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