Fact Sheet: Health

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Over the past several decades, the Government of Vietnam has made remarkable strides in improving the health of the country’s citizens. However, public health concerns have the potential to threaten sustained economic progress. The emergence of drug-resistant tuberculosis, ongoing outbreaks of highly pathogenic influenza in animals and humans, the continued threat of the HIV epidemic among key populations, fragile health systems, and human resource constraints could limit Vietnam’s continued growth. Additionally, limited health services for vulnerable groups, including ethnic minorities, have led to significant gaps in service delivery, resulting in lower health indicators and reduced economic opportunities.

The USAID Vietnam Health program aims to increase prevention and control of infectious diseases by building sustainable health systems that support Vietnam’s efforts to plan, finance, and implement solutions.  Under the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), USAID manages large-scale activities to help prevent and treat HIV/AIDS, and in collaboration with the Government of Vietnam and community based organizations, USAID provides funding and technical support to expand and improve services for the prevention and control of HIV and TB, advance local ownership of HIV and TB prevention and treatment, and increase Vietnam’s effectiveness to control priority global health threats posed by infectious diseases.

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Date 
Thursday, May 6, 2021 - 2:45am

Last updated: June 11, 2021