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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.

Through the LHSS Vietnam project, USAID will continue to work with the Government of Vietnam, focusing on four main objectives: (1) Strengthening public financial management systems for the health sector and finding greater efficiencies in social health insurance; (2) Increasing and improving the efficiency of domestic financing of HIV prevention and treatment services; (3) Strengthening the capacity of  Vietnam’s supply chain management system; (4) Integrating TB services into social health insurance.

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.

USAID supports a disaster response drill in Nam Dinh province.
Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 11:45pm

HANOI, October 17, 2020 -- Today, U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink announced an initial $100,000 in disaster relief funds. These funds will be provided by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to the Vietnam Red Cross Society (VNRC) to address the immediate humanitarian needs of vulnerable communities in areas most affected by Tropical Storm Linfa.

U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink joins other distinguished guests to witness while USAID/Vietnam Acting Mission Director Bradley Bessire and Vietnam's Office of the Government (OOG) Chairman Mai Tiến Dũng sign the MoU.
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 11:15pm

HANOI, October 13, 2020 -- Today, U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Vietnam Mission Director Bradley Bessire and Vietnam’s Office of the Government (OOG) Chairman Mai Tiến Dũng participated in a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signing ceremony between USAID and OOG. Through this MOU, USAID will help OOG accelerate administrative reforms, enhance national inter-agency coordination and transparency, and further develop its e-government platform - the National Public Service Portal - which will improve access to information, benefitting both citizens and businesses.

The United States Provides Ventilators to Vietnam to Respond to COVID-19
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 2:30am

Hanoi, September 30, 2020 -- Today, the U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), donated 100 brand-new ventilators to Vietnam to support its ongoing response to COVID-19. The donation delivers on President Trump’s generous offer of these critically needed supplies, and supports Vietnam’s urgent response to the pandemic. The handover ceremony was attended by U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink, USAID/Vietnam Mission Director Michael Greene, Acting Minister of Health Dr. Nguyễn Thanh Long and National Lung Hospital Director Dr. Nguyễn Viết Nhung.

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Last updated: December 23, 2020

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