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August 8, 2019

The USAID Linkages for Small and Medium Enterprises (USAID LinkSME) activity aims to help Vietnamese Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) participate in global value chains. On August 2, LinkSME participated in the 2019 Danang East-West Economic Corridor International Investment, Trade, and Tourism Fair (EWEC), which was co-organized by the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) and the Danang People’s Committee, to support market expansion across Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, and Myanmar.

August 8, 2019

The USAID Global Health Supply Chain – Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) activity has supported the Vietnam Administration for HIV/AIDS Control (VAAC) and Vietnam Social Security to quantify and procure ARV drugs for the SHI program. In 2018, VSS procured the first batch of ARVs worth $5.9 million; this covered one type of ARV drug.

July 26, 2019

The Vietnam Network of Epidemiology and Laboratory (Epi-Labnet) provides a forum for exchange of experiences and technical information, and an opportunity to discuss issues related to laboratory and epidemiology activities. A close and effective collaboration within Epi-Labnet is crucial for improving animal disease surveillance, animal disease prevention, and capacity development. With support from USAID, Vietnam’s Department of Animal Health (DAH) and the UN-FAO Vietnam Emergency Center for Transboundary Animal Diseases organized the 17th Epi-Labnet meeting on May 9-10 in Danang.

July 26, 2019

Hanoi lags behind Ho Chi Minh City in finding new HIV positive cases and meeting its 90-90-95 targets. Hence, USAID’s Sustainable HIV Response From Technical Assistance project launched an intensified HIV case finding approach coupled with an updated performance-based incentive system in Hanoi in May in order to increase site-based  case-finding results. With deployment of the new strategy and weekly data monitoring, USAID found more than twice the number of HIV positive people in quarter three compared to quarter two (from 56 individuals to 134 individuals) and increased the number of people on treatment by 1.8 times (from 167 individuals to 300 individuals).

July 18, 2019

Following its official launch on July 10, the USAID Trade Facilitation Program hit the ground running by partnering with the Vietnam Customs School (VCS) to establish an e-study system for customs officials to address critical gaps in knowledge. The General Department of Vietnam Customs (GDVC) is currently implementing its strategy for customs development through 2020. Revamping training and development is a central feature of this strategy, which will incorporate e-learning and training simulators to build the capacity of GDVC staff and help modernization of customs sector.


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Last updated: August 14, 2019

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