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June 13, 2019

Dr. Michael Osterholm, an expert on global infectious disease threats and biosecurity, visited Vietnam on May 27-31. He was selected by the U.S. Department of State as one of five 2018 U.S. Science Envoys. Dr. Osterholm is a Professor at the University of Minnesota, Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, and a frequent advisor to the U.S. Government and the World Health Organization on issues of biosecurity, pandemic threats, and antimicrobial resistance. While in Vietnam, he visited government ministries, regional institutes, and UN and private sector partners.

June 13, 2019

Recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended that to treat HIV/AIDS, countries should phase out Nevirapine (NVP) based regimens and transition to superior drugs such as fixed dose combination of Tenofovir – Lamivudine – Dolutegravir (TLD). Hence, key international donors for HIV/AIDS in Vietnam, including PEPFAR and the Global Fund, requested Vietnam to develop a transition plan for TLD. In order to accomplish this, the Vietnamese Government needs to do extensive coordination to assess the current situation and develop a plan for successful transition to TLD.

June 13, 2019

In April 2019, USAID and Vietnam’s National Committee on the Settlement of Post-War Unexploded Ordnance and Toxic Chemical Consequences (Committee 701) established a new partnership on disability support. Demonstrating a key concept in USAID/Vietnam’s Country Development Cooperation Strategy presentation, as a first step in this partnership, on May 28-31, USAID supported Committee 701 to conduct study visits to three priority provinces sprayed with Agent Orange to collect information that will help to develop the future program.

U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink speaks at the event.
June 12, 2019

Today, Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) leader and the U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink participated in a public consultation to introduce MOIT’s proposal for Vietnam’s Direct Power Purchase Agreement (DPPA) mechanism. This new policy will allow businesses in Vietnam to procure electricity directly from private firms producing renewable energy and enable them to power their operations with 100 percent renewable energy.

June 4, 2019

The USAID Clean Air Green Cities project addresses air pollution and its health impacts in Hanoi and other cities in Vietnam by working with local actors and build collective actions. Local actors include youth, schools, communities, businesses and government agencies. On June 1, the project coordinated with Hanoi’s authorities and thirty environmental organizations and groups to organize the “Clean Air Green Hanoi” Festival Day in the city, which attracted 3,000 people.

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Last updated: June 14, 2019

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