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Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 5:15am

HANOI, September 28, 2017 -- Today the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) launched Phase II of the Building Resilience to Natural Hazards in Central Vietnam project.   Phase II will be implemented by the American Red Cross with five Consortium members:  Vietnam Red Cross, Plan International, HelpAge International, Catholic Relief Services, and Save the Children.

With a grant of $1.54 million, Phase II is expected to benefit 37,000 people directly and 200,000 people indirectly in the four target provinces of Ha Tinh, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, and Quang Tri by helping them be better prepared for natural disasters.  Phase II will utilize a community-based approach to help communities increase their resilience against disasters.  Consortium Partners will continue to provide support for the improvement of early warning systems, raise disaster preparedness awareness, and conduct trainings on first aid and search and rescue.

U.S. Ambassador Ted Osius talks to local people about their livelihoods after the launch.
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 12:15pm

Today, the U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam - Ted Osius, joined Le Tri Thanh, Vice Chairman of Quang Nam province, along with other stakeholders from the province and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to open a new Elephant Species and Habitat Protected Area in Nong Son District. This protected area will conserve 18,977 hectares of critical habitat for one of the last groups of endangered Asian elephants in Quang Nam.

USAID/Vietnam Deputy Mission Director Craig Hart speaks at the event.
Friday, August 11, 2017 - 6:00am

Today, in collaboration with Fablab Danang, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Arizona State University (ASU) and University of Danang launched a Maker Innovation Space. Located in University of Danang, this fully equipped laboratory space will help students gain skills to launch and test new technologies and innovative solutions to community development challenges.

United States and Vietnam Launch Oral HIV Pre-Exposure Option to Reduce New Infections
Monday, June 12, 2017 - 5:00am

HO CHI MINH CITY, June 12, 2017—Today, leaders and senior officials from the Ministry of Health (MOH), the U.S. Embassy, PATH, local authorities, community groups, private-sector companies, and celebrities came together to officially launch pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) services in Vietnam. This encouraging and informative event marked a major step forward for Vietnam in its strategy to reduce new HIV infections.

USAID Vietnam Mission Director Michael Greene speaks at the project review workshop.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 4:45am

More than 280,000 people in Vietnam received HIV testing services, and 15,000 adults and children newly enrolled for antiretroviral treatment (ART) thanks to support from the U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) Sustainable Management of the HIV/AIDS Response and Transition to Technical Assistance Project (SMART TA) funded under the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

Friday, November 18, 2016 - 11:15am

In support of the Government of Vietnam’s commitment to effectively enforce its conservation laws and international treaties to protect endangered and threatened species, U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius announced the new U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Saving Species project to reduce wildlife crime.

USAID's Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator for Asia Gloria Steele (center) in a group photo with a local forest management
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 11:45am

Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a new project that will assist Vietnam’s transition to climate-smart and low-emission development through improved forest protection, enhanced biodiversity conservation, and increased resilience of communities.

MoU signing event.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 12:45pm

Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Coca-Cola Beverages Vietnam Limited (Coca-Cola Vietnam) signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a partnership to increase the use of renewable energy and improve industrial energy efficiency in Vietnam.

U.S. Ambassador Ted Osius and Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh, Vietnam’s Vice Minister of National Defense.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 5:00am

Today, Vietnam and the United States jointly commemorated the start of the second and final phase of thermal treatment at the Danang Airport.  This phase will remediate a second batch of approximately 45,000 cubic meters of dioxin-contaminated soil and sediment under a project that is greatly benefiting the people of Danang and is of historic importance for the bilateral relationship. U.S. Ambassador Ted Osius and Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh, Vietnam’s Vice Minister of National Defense, ceremoniously switched on the thermal treatment system with many U.S. and Vietnamese government officials, representatives of foreign embassies and development partners and media representatives in attendance.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 4:00am

Vietnam earned another four awards in the latest round of the Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER), a U.S. Government (USG) program to fund scientific research in developing countries, bringing the total number of PEER awards won by Vietnamese scientists to 12.

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Last updated: October 03, 2017

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