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Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 2:30am

HANOI, February 4, 2016 -- The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) today made public a Property Rights and Gender Training Toolkit, designed to give community volunteers knowledge they can use to educate communities about land rights, mitigate land disputes, and provide counseling.

“Our study has revealed that among the barriers to women’s land access in Vietnam is the lack of information about property rights and legal procedures,” said USAID Mission Director Joakim Parker. ”The toolkit aims to strengthen volunteers’ roles as advisors, especially to women farmers, and help improve understanding on rights and gender in Vietnam relating to land.”

This toolkit was developed by the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) and the Institute for Social Development Studies (ISDS) with support from USAID under its Land Access for Women Program. Using the toolkit, the two-year pilot program  has already trained 60 grassroots community volunteers to help farmers, particularly women farmers, in the northern province of Hung Yen and the Mekong Delta province of Long An with the support of provincial authorities.

USAID Vietnam Mission Director, Joakim Parker, speaks at the seminar for female entrepreneurs.
Friday, March 7, 2014 - 3:45am

 The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Vietnam Women’s Union, and the Hanoi Entrepreneur Women Association (HNEW) partnered to bring together female entrepreneurs from seven Northern provinces and Hanoi to share their experiences in business management and business start-up in connection with International Women’s Day. 

USAID helps combat avian and pandemic influenza in Vietnam.
Monday, February 10, 2014 - 10:30pm

 The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded a new grant to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to carry out a project that applies a One Health approach to reduce the threats to public health from avian and pandemic influenza (API) and other emerging infectious diseases (EIDs).

USAID Mission Director Joakim Parker delivers opening remarks at the launching event.
Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 9:30am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) officially launched the Vietnam Forests and Deltas climate change project in Nam Dinh province on January 16.  The estimated $26 million project supports Vietnam’s goals for climate-resilient, low emission, sustainable development by improving land-use planning, forest and natural resource management and engaging communities in development of action plans to address climate change impacts.

USAID Vietnam Mission Director Joakim Parker speaks at the launch ceremony.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 9:15am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) signaled its robust support for the U.S.-Vietnam Comprehensive Partnership with an event to launch its Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS), which outlines the USAID’s development assistance program in Vietnam from 2014 through 2018.  At the event, USAID signed a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Justice to officially begin USAID’s new Governance for Inclusive Growth program.

Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 3:30am

On the occasion of the Vietnam Development Partners Forum, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is pleased to announce that its Country Development Cooperation Strategy for Vietnam was recently approved after consultations with numerous stakeholders. The strategy provides the foundation and direction for USAID's development program in Vietnam for the next five years.

U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam David B. Shear speaks at the opening ceremony of the JAC meeting.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 3:45am

On December 4-5, 2013, the United States hosted the eighth meeting of the U.S-Vietnam Joint Advisory Committee (JAC) on Agent Orange/Dioxin in Danang.  This two-day meeting allowed Vietnamese and U.S. scientific experts to exchange views and expand dialogue on issues related to Agent Orange/dioxin.  The JAC has met annually since 2006 to provide scientific advice to the governments of Vietnam and the United States on dioxin contamination cleanup and research on health issues associated with dioxin.

Monday, December 2, 2013 - 1:15pm

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has helped Vietnam to improve its legal framework to combat human trafficking more effectively through a five-year program that concluded last week.

Donation of Personal Protection Equipment Protects Frontline Animal Health Workers.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 5:00am

As Vietnam readies for the upcoming flu season, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has donated 4,000 sets of personal protective equipment to help animal health workers respond quickly to potential new outbreaks of avian influenza, infectious disease and other emerging pandemic threats.

Pharmacies take part in TB referral services with support from USAID.
Friday, November 1, 2013 - 4:30am

ent of private providers in Vietnam’s tuberculosis case finding strategy through the support from the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Public-Private Mix (PPM) for Tuberculosis and HIV Control project has led to the referral of over 30,000 tuberculosis suspects to diagnosis and treatment facilities with more than 3,500 tuberculosis (TB) cases confirmed.

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