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June 12, 2018

One of USAID’s objectives in Vietnam is to help local development organizations address locally-defined challenges. USAID recently organized a “Fundraising and External Relations” training workshop for 25 participants from 10 Vietnamese non-governmental organizations (VNGOs).

June 12, 2018

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a game-changing preventive regimen that can reduce the risk of HIV infection by more than 92 percent, if taken daily, as part of a combination HIV prevention strategy. Since March 2017, USAID has launched PrEP pilot programs in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi.

June 12, 2018

A transgender woman is an individual who was born biologically male but whose gender identity is female. Worldwide, transgender women (TGW) are one of the most vulnerable populations, with an HIV acquisition risk 49 times that of the general population and a 19 percent HIV prevalence rate. However, little was known about TGW in Vietnam and HIV interventions for them have been limited.

May 31, 2018

While Vietnam has progressed in developing quality laws, it faces many challenges when it comes to implementation. Ministries lack guidance on how to execute laws resulting in inconsistent interpretations by different government agencies which hinders their overall effectiveness.

May 31, 2018

Plastic pollution is a pressing global issue with devastating ecological consequences impacting birds and marine wildlife, food safety, ecotourism, and many other environmental aspects. In May, USAID’s Municipal Waste Recycling Program awarded a $250,000 grant to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in Vietnam to reduce plastic pollution on tourism-oriented Phu Quoc Island in southern Vietnam.

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Last updated: June 12, 2018

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