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Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 3:45am

HANOI, April 1, 2021 -- The United States congratulates Vietnam on their first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines from the COVAX campaign, with the arrival of 811,200 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine.  This campaign was made possible through the COVAX Advance Market Commitment, a global initiative to support equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines.  The United States recently announced a commitment to provide an initial payment of $2 billion—out of a total planned $4 billion—to the COVAX Advance Market Commitment, making the United States the single largest contributor to global COVID-19 vaccine access.

“I continue to be impressed by Vietnam’s proactive leadership in controlling this pandemic,” remarked U.S. Ambassador Daniel J. Kritenbrink. “We are proud of our partnership and long history of collaboration in health to prevent, detect, and respond to serious infectious disease threats, and we are pleased to see COVAX support to Vietnam.”

Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 8:45pm

HANOI, January 28, 2021 -- Vietnam has earned an additional three awards in the latest round of the Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER), an international program that funds scientists and engineers in developing countries who partner with U.S. government-funded researchers to address global development challenges.  Vietnamese researchers have earned 20 awards under this program since 2011, including these three new grants.

U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink and Vietnam's Vice Minister of National Defense Senior Lieutenant General Nguyễn Chí Vịnh hear a briefing on the progress of the Dioxin Remediation at Bien Hoa Airbase Area project.
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - 10:15am

Bien Hoa City, January 20, 2020: The U.S. Mission to Vietnam, Ministry of National Defense, Dong Nai Province, and Vietnam’s Air Defense Air Force Command (ADAFC), and the Ministry of National Defense celebrated initial dioxin remediation results in the Bien Hoa Airbase area, highlighting the United States and Vietnam’s commitment toward resolving war legacies. It was attended by Vice Minister of National Defense Senior Lieutenant General Nguyễn Chí Vịnh, U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink, U.S. Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City Marie Damour, and United States Agency for International Development/Vietnam (USAID) Mission Director Ann Marie Yastishock.

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 - 2:30am

HANOI, December 15, 2020 -- Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) launched the Local Health System Sustainability (LHSS) project in Vietnam. The project aims to strengthen the Government of Vietnam’s capacity to sustainably manage HIV and tuberculosis (TB) programs towards achieving the country’s commitment to end HIV and TB by 2030. USAID/Vietnam Mission Director Ann Marie Yastishock, Vice Minister of Health Mr. Do Xuan Tuyen, representatives of Ministry of Health agencies, and other leaders from Vietnam Social Security and the Ministry of Finance attended the event.

Vietnam's Vice Minister of Health Do Xuan Tuyen and U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Christopher Klein shake hands during the event.
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 - 2:00am

Hanoi, December 15, 2020  Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Vietnam National TB Program (NTP) expanded the Ministry of Health/NTP’s “Double X” Strategy for TB case identification, with the goal of ending TB in Vietnam by 2030.  Double X is a new strategy to diagnose TB using chest X-rays and GeneXpert, a diagnostic method that detects TB bacteria.

Representatives of USAID's Vietnam Urban Energy Security project and Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) sign the MOU.
Monday, December 14, 2020 - 7:45am

HANOI, December 14, 2020 – Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Vietnam Urban Energy Security project and Vietnam Electricity (EVN) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to formalize a partnership that will support EVN’s efforts to expand Rooftop Solar (RTS) energy generation in Vietnam.

USAID helps local and ethnic minority communities to diversify and improve their livelihoods.
Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 10:45am

Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Quang Nam Provincial People’s Committee (PPC), and the Thua Thien Hue PPC hosted an event in Danang to mark the completion of the USAID Green Annamites project. USAID/Vietnam Mission Director Ann Marie Yastishock, Quang Nam PPC Chairman Lê Trí Thanh, Thua Thien-Hue PPC Vice Chairman Nguyễn Văn Phương, Ministry representatives, provincial leaders, District Peoples’ Committees, private sector partners, local organizations, and community members attended the event.  

USAID/Vietnam Mission Director Ann Marie Yastishock and Vietnam Social Security Deputy General Director Dr. Phạm Lương Sơn sign the Memorandum of Understanding.
Friday, November 6, 2020 - 2:30am

Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Vietnam Mission Director Ann Marie Yastishock and Vietnam Social Security (VSS) Deputy General Director Dr. Phạm Lương Sơn signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), formalizing that the USAID Local Health System Sustainability project will provide technical assistance to VSS to improve its Social Health Insurance (SHI) implementation for the next four years. The project will also support Vietnam’s transition to full financial ownership of its HIV and tuberculosis responses. During the signing ceremony Mission Director Yastishock said, “We value our close partnership with VSS and will continue our work together to strengthen the governance and financial management capacity of VSS to manage SHI funds effectively, efficiently, equitably, and with accountability. The MOU signing reinforces USAID’s commitment to support Vietnam’s efforts in its journey to self-reliance towards achieving strong, sustainable health systems as a means to support access to universal health coverage.”

Friday, October 30, 2020 - 4:30am

WASHINGTON D.C., October 30, 2020 - Today, while in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo announced the United States is providing an additional $2 million in humanitarian assistance to respond to Typhoon Molave and the ongoing severe flooding that has affected Central Vietnam since early October. This amount brings the total humanitarian assistance from the U.S. Government for people touched by the floods to $2.1 million.

USAID has been working with private companies to build large-scale solar and wind power plants in Vietnam.
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 9:00pm

HANOI, Vietnam, October 28, 2020 -- Today, during the Indo-Pacific Business Forum being held in Hanoi, Vietnam, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Vietnam Mission Director Ann Marie Yastishock announced the launch of the Vietnam Low Emission Energy Program II (V-LEEP II). This five-year, $36 million program will accelerate Vietnam’s transition to a clean, secure, and market-driven energy system.

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Last updated: April 12, 2021

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