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November 19, 2021

PrEP is a powerful medication for HIV prevention and can reduce the risk of HIV infection by more than 92 percent if taken daily, as part of a combination HIV prevention strategy. USAID has been working to enhance access to the PrEP service among key population groups, including men who have sex with men (MSM). As part of this effort, USAID’s Meeting Targets and Maintaining Epidemic Control (EpiC) projectsupported ASK Minh Ngoc Polyclinic, a private clinic in Hanoi that targets MSM and other LGBT+ groups, to apply for a licence with the Hanoi Department of Health to provide PrEP, a process that took for more than one year.

November 19, 2021

On October 28, Vietnam Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh signed Decision 1813/QD-TTg approving a plan to promote non-cash payments in Vietnam between 2021 and 2025. The plan includes recommendations developed by the Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM) in coordination with USAID’s Linkages for Small and Medium Enterprises (LinkSME) project. For example, the plan calls for the use of utility services to promote non-cash payments as well as providing guidance on preferred technical infrastructure and technology, which were developed with input from CIEM and USAID. These efforts are part of USAID LinkSME’s support to the Government of Vietnam’s implementation of its Resolution 02, an initiative to improve the business environment and national competitiveness.

November 12, 2021

Vietnam is the 16th most biologically diverse country in the world; however, the country’s biodiversity has been on the decline due to multiple threats including hunting and habitat loss. The USAID Biodiversity Conservation Activity provided technical support to the Government of Vietnam to update its National Biodiversity Strategic Action Plan for 2021-2030.

November 3, 2021

Assessment of Countering Trafficking in Persons Activities in Vietnam - Situational Analysis Report

November 3, 2021

Vietnam has taken significant strides towards sustainable economic growth, but small and growing businesses (SGBs) face numerous challenges in accessing knowledge, capital, and markets. The Improving Private Sector Competitiveness project seeks to remove policy, market, and firm-level constraints inhibiting the growth of SGBs, including those owned or led by women and vulnerable populations. The goal is to foster an innovative and dynamic Vietnamese private sector that expands economic opportunities at home and is able to compete regionally and globally.


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Last updated: November 19, 2021

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