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Friday, April 8, 2016 - 5:00am

Ho Chi Minh City, April 8, 2016 -- The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) today announced a disaster relief grant from the U.S. Government to help Vietnam respond to the severe drought and saltwater intrusion that are affecting the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in its southern provinces and the Central Highlands.

“On March 25, U.S. Ambassador Ted Osius declared a disaster due to the effects of the drought in Vietnam,” said Consul General Rena Bitter. “This allowed the U.S. to provide support to Vietnam through the Vietnam Red Cross (VNRC), which has been actively coordinating relief efforts. With this assistance, VNRC will provide safe drinking water and water storage containers to those most affected and will carry out promotional activities to enhance the awareness of sanitation and hygiene.”

USAID Vietnam Mission Director Joakim Parker speaks at the event.
Friday, November 28, 2014 - 1:45am

Yesterday Americans celebrated Thanksgiving by giving thanks. I feel as though the holiday has extended a day, given how much I appreciate the wonderful news this morning that the National Assembly has ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. I am also thankful to the Vietnam Federation of Disabilities for hosting this year’s Asia Pacific Disability Forum to help ensure that those living with disability in this region are heard and supported.

USAID Mission Director Joakim Parker speaks at the event.
Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 4:00am

Today 200 businesswomen from across Vietnam gathered in Hanoi to advance their leadership skills for sustainable business growth and to better understand the business environment during Vietnam´s period of international integration and development. The forum was supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the Hanoi Association for Women Entrepreneurs (HNEW).

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 4:15am

Today, international experts in environmental research and policy gathered at a workshop that kicked off the new Lower Mekong Public Policy Initiative (LMPPI), supported with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Dr. Ariel Pablos-Méndez, USAID Assistant Administrator for Global Health, speaks at the launch ceremony.
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 11:15am

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today publicly launched its Healthy Markets program – an initiative to encourage local private sector investment and foster growth of a commercial market important to in the HIV response in Vietnam.

A panel discussion on challenges and opportunities for women
Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 10:00am

More than one hundred women entrepreneurs from throughout Vietnam gathered today at the Vietnam Women Entrepreneurs Forum 2014, supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), to share successful business models and to discuss challenges and opportunities for women.

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 6:30am

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the National Science Foundation (NSF), has launched the fourth round of their Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) program to support and build scientific and technical capacity.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 9:15am

U.S. Agency for International Development’s Acting Assistant Administrator for Asia, Denise Rollins, visited Vietnam on September 9 to highlight the partnerships behind USAID’s programs to facilitate economic growth and expand opportunities for social inclusion. The Acting Assistant Administrator also recognized the impact of past and current USAID assistance to address war legacies.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 10:30am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) today launched a two-year project that seeks to improve the community response to the HIV epidemic by strengthening the ability of local organizations to reach most at-risk populations and link them with appropriate HIV services.

Acting USAID Vietnam Mission Director Randolph Flay speaks at the release.
Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 10:30pm

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), released the first-ever comprehensive report on the legal and social circumstances faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons and the civil society organizations that work for LGBT rights in Vietnam. The release coincides with the third annual Viet Pride campaign being celebrated in Hanoi, August 1 -3,under the theme ‘Together.’

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Last updated: April 28, 2016

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