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January 11, 2018

In Vietnam, stigma and discrimination remains a major barrier to HIV testing and treatment, particularly in mountainous and rural areas. On December 20-21, USAID’s Sustainable HIV Response from Technical Assistance activity and the Dien Bien Provincial AIDS Center led two trainings for local government health workers and community-based supporters.

January 11, 2018

USAID-supported FUV’s Undergraduate Program in Liberal Arts, Sciences, and Engineering has kicked off student admissions and outreach for its first year, which commences in autumn 2018. FUV is Vietnam’s first fully independent non-profit university, and one key task ahead of it is to design its entire undergraduate experience.

January 11, 2018

USAID’s Governance for Inclusive Growth Program awarded a $58,524 grant in October 2017 to the Mekong Development Research Institute (MDRI) - an independent scientific research agency in Vietnam - to assist local SMEs in accessing international markets through enhanced business-to-business connectivity and improved capacity to meet the demand for goods in South East Asia. On January 5, MDRI conducted a field survey among SMEs in Hung Yen province to identify their production capacity, development needs, and difficulties encountered in reaching customers.

January 11, 2018

Vietnam’s national stock status review and order planning process works to ensure continuous supply of ARVs to health facilities throughout the country.  On December 6-8, USAID’s Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management activity collaborated with the Global Fund and the Vietnam Administration of HIV/AIDS Control to conduct a national ARV stock status review and supply planning for the first quarter of 2018.

January 5, 2018

Managing HIV cases nationwide is complex and until now, HIV INFO - the software created to efficiently manage HIV cases nationally - was outdated.  In response, USAID’s Local Strategic Information activity provided technical and financial assistance to upgrade the software.


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


Last updated: May 18, 2018

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