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Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 2:30am

HANOI, January 23, 2018 – Today, U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink joined Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh, Deputy Minister of National Defense, in witnessing the signing of a Memorandum of Intent between the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of National Defense Military Science Department to begin the process of dioxin contamination remediation at Bien Hoa Air Base area.

Bien Hoa is the largest remaining hotspot of dioxin contamination in Vietnam. USAID will work with the Ministry of National Defense to first design and then implement a remediation program over the next several years. The United States is committed to working with Vietnam and the Ministry of National Defense to resolve war time legacies while continuing to strengthen the economic, cultural, and security ties between the two countries.

U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink (right) and Vietnam Red Cross President Nguyen Thi Xuan Thu at the launch.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 11:15am

Today, U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink launched Phase II of the Enhanced Capacity of the Vietnam Red Cross (VNRC) project on behalf of the U.S. Government.  With an $800,000 grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development, Phase II of the VNRC project is expected to benefit 13,700 people directly and 30,000 people indirectly in three target provinces of Bac Lieu, Hoa Binh, and Quang Tri. 

Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 11:45pm

Today, the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID’s) Improving Access, Curriculum and Teaching in Medical Education and Emerging Diseases (IMPACT-MED) Alliance held the First Annual National Vietnam Medical Education Conference at the Sheraton Saigon Hotel and Towers in Ho Chi Minh City. The conference, lasting two days, is co-organized with the Ho Chi Minh City University of Medicine and Pharmacy and focused on “Preparing the 21st Century Physician.” The U.S. Chargé d'affaires to Vietnam Caryn McClelland opened the conference along with the Vice Minister of Education and Training Nguyen Van Phuc and the Director of Ho Chi Minh City Health Department Nguyễn Tấn Bỉnh.

USAID Supports Vietnam to Improve Disaster Response
Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 5:15am

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.

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.

For USAID/Vietnam press releases issued before January 2017, please visit the 2012-2017 Archive Site

Last updated: March 22, 2018

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