Vietnam’s second co-pay methadone clinic where treatment costs are shared by drug users and government funding opened today in Lao Cai with support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). This clinic is modeled on the success of the first one that was put into use two years ago in Hai Phong.
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the National Science Foundation (NSF), has launched the third round of the Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) awards to support and build scientific and technical capacity.
Our experience both here in Vietnam and globally is that a vibrant civil society sector is essential to connecting individuals facing the greatest HIV risks to lifesaving services. Thanks to the critical efforts of many of the civil society organizations represented here today, thousands of people in Vietnam are living happier, healthier, and more productive lives.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your contributions, and to say how proud USAID is of its history of support to building the organizational, technical, and advocacy capacity of civil society in Vietnam. With donor support, civil society organizations in Vietnam are increasingly at the forefront of delivering relevant, high-quality, and low-cost HIV services to those who need them most.
The U.S. and British Embassies in Hanoi hosted a documentary screening to raise awareness of the need to protect the world’s rhinos and elephants. Nearly 130 representatives from the Vietnamese government, conservation organizations, diplomatic corps, and students attended the screening of Poaching Wars to mark World Rhino Day.
About 10,000 primary and secondary students will receive vision screenings with those in need receiving quality eyeglasses under an extended, U.S.-supported activity launched today Quoc Oai, Hanoi.
Last updated: April 22, 2014