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September 10, 2014

HANOI, September 10, 2014 -- U.S. Agency for International Development’s Acting Assistant Administrator for Asia, Denise Rollins, visited Vietnam on September 9 to highlight the partnerships behind USAID’s programs to facilitate economic growth and expand opportunities for social inclusion. The Acting Assistant Administrator also recognized the impact of past and current USAID assistance to address war legacies.

In Hanoi, Ms. Rollins met Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Cao Duc Phat; discussions touched on climate change, emerging pandemic threats, wildlife trafficking, and disaster risk reduction.  The Acting Assistant Administrator also participated in an economic governance panel where she spoke about the important role of private sector and civil society to help ensure inclusive economic growth.

USAID Vietnam Mission Director, Joakim Parker, speaks at the seminar for female entrepreneurs.
March 7, 2014

 The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Vietnam Women’s Union, and the Hanoi Entrepreneur Women Association (HNEW) partnered to bring together female entrepreneurs from seven Northern provinces and Hanoi to share their experiences in business management and business start-up in connection with International Women’s Day. 

March 4, 2014

Scouring local markets to examine fish species is not where Dr. Dang Thuy Binh expected to find herself.  She dreamed of being a journalist but was inspired by her mother to study biology, for which she later found her great passion, especially marine biodiversity and conservation.

March 2, 2014

Dr. Nguyen Thi Hong Minh gives a whole new meaning to cutting edge. To understand why, you only need to look at her title: Vice Dean of the Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST), School of Mechanical Engineering - Material Cutting and Industrial Instrument Department.

It's more than a mouthful, but it's also a statement of her resolve in going where few women in Vietnam, at least so far, dare to tread. She and only one other professor represent women in her department's 18-strong faculty. She's hoping that one day this will change.

March 2, 2014

Mrs. H Kem Buon, an ethnic minority woman in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak, recalls a time when things were not easy for her family; they did not to make enough money to cover basic expenses. The whole income of her family with four children was then around VND20 million ($950) a year, which came from maize, rice and corn crops on their 1.4 hectares of farming land. Her family’s most valuable assets were an old house and an obsolete motorbike. 

USAID helps combat avian and pandemic influenza in Vietnam.
February 10, 2014

 The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded a new grant to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to carry out a project that applies a One Health approach to reduce the threats to public health from avian and pandemic influenza (API) and other emerging infectious diseases (EIDs).

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