Vietnam Program Updates

For USAID/Vietnam program updates issued before January 2017, please visit the 2012-2017 Archive Site.

Last updated: April 20, 2018

April 19, 2018

Launched in 2017, Fulbright University Vietnam (FUV) is the country’s first fully independent non-profit university and aims to bring world-class university standards to Vietnam. USAID support will help FUV build admissions, financial aid, and recruitment offices; design curriculum and technology platforms; and develop student career and campus activity programs.

April 19, 2018

Vietnam is facing a challenge of how to power its rapidly growing economy in a safe and secure way. On April 12, USAID’s Vietnam Low Emission Energy Program participated in a meeting in Ho Chi Minh City to explore innovative approaches to simplify and expand access to renewable energy in Vietnam.

April 19, 2018

The HIV prevalence rate among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Vietnam has increased in recent years, especially in urban areas. To address this, USAID’s Sustainable HIV Response from Technical Assistance activity partnered with provincial health authorities and community-based organizations to combine online and in-person HIV outreach and testing services to engage hard-to-reach MSMs.

April 12, 2018

In 2016 and 2017, USAID’s Governance for Inclusive Growth Program helped the State Audit of Vietnam (SAV) learn from international best practices in developing audit reports. This year, the program continued its support to improve the quality of SAV’s audits of the state budget annual projections.

April 12, 2018

On April 6, with support USAID’s Disability Rights Enforcement Coordination and Therapy (DIRECT) activity, the General Hospital of Binh Phuoc province officially opened its first ever rehabilitation unit and occupational therapy lab. Equipped with modern facilities and well-trained staff, the new unit can provide persons with disabilities with both physical and occupational therapies. In addition to USAID’s support, Binh Phuoc’s business community contributed roughly $12,000 to help establish the new unit.

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