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October 26, 2017

Methadone Maintenance Therapy (MMT) refers to the use of methadone to treat opioid addiction (such a heroin) when detoxification has been unsuccessful. Since 2015, USAID’s Sustainable HIV Response from Technical Assistance (SHIFT) activity has made significant strides in convincing local authorities to scale up MMT as a cost effective, evidence-based, and humane means to prevent HIV transmission and treat drug abuse.

October 26, 2017

As Vietnam transitions from donor-funded to locally-supported HIV/AIDS activities in Vietnam, CBOs will find it challenging to maintain community-based HIV prevention, care and support services to men who have sex with men, transgender women and people living with HIV. In response, last week, USAID’s Enhanced Community HIV Link - Southern activity in collaboration with Life Centre, a Ho Chi Minh City based NGO, trained 17 CBOs in Ho Chi Minh City to professionalize their services.

October 25, 2017

USAID Saving Species is a five-year project implemented by Tetra Tech in partnership with TRAFFIC Vietnam and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). Its principal Government of Vietnam (GVN) counterpart is the CITES Management Authority of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

October 19, 2017

On October 11-13, MOST and USAID’s Governance for Inclusive Growth Program held a consultative workshop with representatives from 14 ministries, the Office of the Government, and business associations, to review, consolidate, and simplify the list of “Group-2 commodities” and to review regulations for the quality assessment of import and export commodities.

October 19, 2017

Vietnam has tremendous potential solar energy resources and its Power Development Plan calls for 20,000 megawatts of renewable energy by 2030. This transition in the energy sector creates a new market for modern technologies as well as supportive business opportunities. In addition to helping the Vietnamese Government establish effective policies that attract private sector investment for renewable energy, USAID’s Vietnam Low Emission Energy Program (V-LEEP) also aims to help private companies finance, create and build renewable energy projects.


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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