To improve HIV testing and counseling (HTC) within hospitals and strengthen referral linkages to support those with positive test results, the USAID Sustainable HIV Response from Transition Assistance (SHIFT) Project conducted four provider-initiated HIV-testing and counseling training workshops with the Provincial AIDS Centers of Ho Chi Minh City (October 25-28), Dien Bien (November 29-30), and Nghe An (December 6-9). A total of 123 participants representing 35 health facilities attended. The purpose of the HTC training initiative is to bolster HIV testing and referrals in hospital setti
In 2015 and 2016 SAV’s Personnel Department and the GIG Program reviewed the organizational structure of SAV’s divisions to improve its operational efficiency.
More than 280,000 people in Vietnam received HIV testing services, and 15,000 adults and children newly enrolled for antiretroviral treatment (ART) thanks to support from the U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) Sustainable Management of the HIV/AIDS Response and Transition to Technical Assistance Project (SMART TA) funded under the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
In collaboration with the General Department of Vietnam Customs (GDVC), USAID’s Governance for Inclusive Growth (GIG) program conducted a workshop, “Developing an Action Plan for Implementation of Category B and C Commitments under the World Trade Organization (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA),” in Hanoi from November 29 to December 1. This workshop will help Vietnam develop an action plan to implement its remaining commitments to the TFA over the next few years.
On 15 November, USAID Vietnam Mission Director Michael Greene, representatives of the Long An Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and local farmers attended a training supported by USAID’s Vietnam Forests and Deltas program to inform farmers about improved planting techniques that reduce inputs and increase yield and profits.
Last updated: December 16, 2016