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May 31, 2018

Reliable and timely HIV testing increases the number of people who know their HIV status and are linked to HIV treatment. USAID’s Sustainable HIV Response From Technical Assistance (SHIFT) activity has expanded the availability of HIV testing across 20 districts in target provinces and has set-up quality standards necessary to sustain these services. As part of making that effort sustainable, in January 2018, USAID and Dien Bien Provincial AIDS Center (PAC) teamed up to review and strengthen the quality of HIV testing in three district laboratories.

May 25, 2018

Over the past few years, one of the ways in which Vietnam has improved its business environment has been by implementing different versions of Resolution 19 annually. Resolution 19 is a set of policy goals for Vietnamese ministries to improve the business and investment environment.

May 25, 2018

Dispensing of anti-retrovirals (ARVs) every month is a lot of work for HIV treatment clinics and takes travel time for HIV patients. To lessen this problem, Vietnam has begun implementing a multiple months dispensing approach, which allows some patients to collect more than one month of their ARVs when they need refills. Rolling out this new approach requires careful forecasting of the national ARV supply. USAID’s Global Health Supply Chain Program (GHSC-PSM) recently helped the Vietnam Administration of HIV/AIDS Control to develop and implement supply-chain management guidelines for this approach.

May 25, 2018

Vietnam and China are source, destination, and transit countries for the illegal wildlife trade. China's ban on ivory trade came into force in January 2018. Since then, illegal trade has increasingly moved to neighboring countries, such as Vietnam and Laos.

May 17, 2018

Persons living with HIV (PLHIV) in Dong Nai province, who are treated at provincial level health facilities can only get reimbursed through Social Health Insurance (SHI) if they have a referral letter from their local primary health care facility. This bureaucracy has led to patient attrition. Meanwhile, PLHIV in Phu Tho province receive treatment at their preferred facility without a referral letter because the Phu Tho Department of Health and Provincial Social Security have waived referral requirements for HIV treatment.

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Last updated: June 01, 2018

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