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August 31, 2017

On August 23, USAID’s Vietnam Low Emission Energy Program (V-LEEP) and the Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association  organized a workshop with leading textile manufacturers and sustainable industry experts to promote energy efficient technologies and practices that have the potential to reduce manufacturing energy consumption by 30%.

August 31, 2017

From August 26 to September 2, 2017, six faculty members from Hue and Thai Nguyen Universities of Medicine and Pharmacy are being trained at Harvard Medical School in the U.S. on curriculum development for second year medical students. Apart from integrating lectures, skills lab, and case-based study, the immersion program also focuses on developing an instructional strategy to engage students in the learning process and help them develop a strong knowledge foundation.

August 24, 2017

The Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation (GATF) is a major public-private partnership led by the United States, Australia, Canada, Germany and the United Kingdom to support implementation of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement. GATF selected Vietnam for its first pilot program in Asia in order to address operational and legal issues and then scale up a program of trade facilitation initiatives. On August 16, Vietnam’s Prime Minister directed the Ministry of Finance to begin work on developing a customs bond system under this pilot program.

August 24, 2017

USAID’s Partner Capacity Development (PCD) program is working with approximately 15 Vietnamese non-governmental organizations (VNGOs) to build their human and institutional capacity. Over the last 12 months, the program improved the capacity of these organizations through providing a series of trainings on topics such as financial management, human resources, organizational monitoring and evaluation, and fundraising. On August 16-19, a training in this series on the topic of “Project Design and Management” attracted 30 representatives from VNGOs including those representing vulnerable groups in Vietnam such as persons with disabilities, LGBTI, blind and deaf groups.

August 24, 2017

With technical assistance from USAID’s Healthy Markets Project, in July 2017, Vietnam’s Ministry of Health (MoH) issued Circular 31 in which condoms are featured among the list of Class II goods regulated by the MoH. This policy reform, which will become effective on September 15, will promote condom quality assurance and regulation of condom counterfeiting.


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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