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November 30, 2017

Since 2015, USAID’s Healthy Markets activity has conducted a pilot of community-based HIV testing approaches, including HIV lay testing, self-testing and partner notification (the voluntary process where trained health workers notify the sexual partners of a person newly diagnosed with HIV, with the consent of the HIV positive client).

November 30, 2017

Tuberculosis (TB) is a leading cause of ​death among people living with HIV and one of the reasons has been the lack of connection between the programs for detection, diagnosis, treatment and management of TB and HIV.  During 2015-16, the USAID Sustainable HIV Response From Technical Assistance activity collaborated with the USAID Challenge TB activity to pilot a “two-in-one” HIV/TB integrated clinical model that has reduced patient waiting times and staff requirements, maintained HIV/TB service quality, and has since been expanded to more than 30 provinces.

November 30, 2017

Vietnam aims to improve legal support services to SMEs and implement the Law on Support to SMEs. In response, USAID’s Governance for Inclusive Growth (GIG) activity and Vietnam’s Ministry of Justice (MOJ) conducted a field study with businesses and providers of corporate legal information and services in Hanoi, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City in October 2017.

A women sells sticky rice from her market stall which she created after taking project-supported business training. Photo: Pact
November 27, 2017

To help Vietnam’s growth benefit a broader population and sustainably raise incomes of marginalized people, the Mekong Vitality Expanded Alliance supports women’s microenterprise development and business leadership in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta region. The project delivers business skills training, improves linkages to trade and markets and uses mobile technology training to support women-led savings and loan groups that empower female entrepreneurs.

November 24, 2017

In the World Bank’s Doing Business 2018 report, Vietnam ranking jumped from 82 to 68 out of 190 economies, the highest increase in the past decade. Vietnam increased its ranking in six out of ten indicators, including the area of paying taxes, which rose sharply from 167 up to 86. USAID’s Governance for Inclusive Growth (GIG) activity has supported the Government of Vietnam’s Resolution 19, which aims to improve the business enabling environment.


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


Last updated: December 01, 2017

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