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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.

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.

August 5, 2014

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) today launched a two-year project that seeks to improve the community response to the HIV epidemic by strengthening the ability of local organizations to reach most at-risk populations and link them with appropriate HIV services.

Acting USAID Vietnam Mission Director Randolph Flay speaks at the release.
August 2, 2014

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), released the first-ever comprehensive report on the legal and social circumstances faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons and the civil society organizations that work for LGBT rights in Vietnam. The release coincides with the third annual Viet Pride campaign being celebrated in Hanoi, August 1 -3,under the theme ‘Together.’

July 24, 2014

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Vietnam Institute for Urban-Rural Planning (VIUP) under the Ministry of Construction jointly held a workshop today to showcase a new urban planning tool that protects communities and critical infrastructure from the impacts of climate change.

July 10, 2014

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) launched its first-ever Biodiversity Policy in Washington on July 8, setting forth an ambitious vision of conserving biodiversity globally for sustainable long-term development.

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