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November 3, 2021

Today, at Commune Health Station of Ward 5 in District 6, U.S. Acting Consul General Robert Greenan observed the integration of tuberculosis (TB) screening with the national COVID-19 vaccination campaign. Integrated TB screening is endorsed by the National TB Program, and with USAID assistance, Vietnam first deployed this integrated approach at COVID-19 vaccination sites in Hanoi last month with plans to expand it to Tien Giang and Can Tho provinces as well. At today’s COVID-19 vaccination event, community members from District 6 received their COVID-19 vaccine and all of those who were 55 years or older were provided with a free chest X-ray taken on an ultra-portable, hand-held X-ray device that detects signs of TB. After laboratory analysis all patients will receive their test results over the next three days and be referred to appropriate treatment if needed. This service is supported by USAID’s Erase TB project, a $2 million, three-year initiative to increase TB detection and access to care in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. The integrated screenings are in partnership with the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Health, Pham Ngoc Thach Hospital, the District 6 People’s Committee, and local health workers. 

October 31, 2021

USAID Saving Threatened Wildlife works to help Vietnam control and stop the current and increasingly serious situation of wildlife trafficking. This project seeks to enhance the commitment of leaders within the Government of Vietnam (GVN) at the national and provincial level and engage support from the private sector to reduce demand and consumption of illegal wildlife products. Vietnam remains a global hub of the illegal wildlife trade and is a major destination, origin, and transit country in the illegal trade supply chain.

October 29, 2021

HANOI, October 29, 2021 -- The Alliance Leadership Group, the private sector platform advising the Mekong Sustainable Manufacturing Alliance (The Alliance), is seeking firms with an active commitment in leading on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues to join its membership body. With strong participation from global brands, The Alliance plays an instrumental role in advancing ESG priorities in the following sectors in Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam: textiles/apparel, food processing, and electronics.

October 29, 2021

HANOI, October 29, 2021 -- Huge gender gaps in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) remain in Southeast Asia, with the World Bank reporting the average share of female graduates from STEM programs at the tertiary level among Southeast Asia’s middle-income countries at only 35 percent. These factors, along with other challenges and barriers for women to join the energy sector’s workforce, have resulted in a severe underrepresentation of women in the energy sector, particularly at the leadership level.

October 29, 2021

Vietnam’s Mekong River Delta is home to some of the country’s richest fishing grounds, but they are under growing threat from climate change and overfishing. On October 21, USAID, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, and the Directorate of Fisheries of the Vietnam Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development launched the Mekong Delta Coastal Habitat Conservation project, which was announced during U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris’s visit to Vietnam in August. With a planned budget of up to $2.9 million provided by USAID, this three-year project aims to protect key coastal habitats in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam to increase the sustainability of fisheries, enhance climate change adaptation, and improve biodiversity conservation. The launch event was widely covered in Vietnamese media, with stories published in some 20 outlets.


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Last updated: November 05, 2021

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