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June 17, 2022

On June 14, USAID and partners celebrated the completion of the eight-year, $20.7 million USAID/PATH Healthy Markets project and launched the new, five-year, $15 million USAID/PATH STEPS project. From 2014 to 2021, Healthy Markets addressed critical gaps in accessible, affordable, community-based HIV care while strengthening the domestic market for HIV-related goods and services. An example was the project’s support for the introduction and scale-up of HIV community-based testing, self-testing, and pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP (an oral pill that prevents HIV infection when taken as prescribed)—three key services that contributed to a 57 percent reduction in new HIV infections over the past decade.

A presentation is being given at the event.
June 14, 2022

HANOI, June 14, 2022 – Today, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and its partner, PATH, celebrated the completion of the eight-year USAID/PATH Healthy Markets project and launched the new five-year USAID/PATH STEPS project at an event that was attended by USAID/Vietnam Deputy Mission Director Bradley Bessire. The US$20.7 million USAID/PATH Healthy Markets project ran from 2014 to 2021 and was funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. Through the project, USAID and PATH worked with the Ministry of Health’s Vietnam Administration for HIV/AIDS Control (VAAC) to generate sustainable approaches for increasing investment in, demand for, and supply of transformational HIV-related goods and services.

The signing was observed by MARD Minister Le Minh Hoan and Deputy Secretary Sherman.
June 13, 2022

Hanoi, June 13, 2022 – Today, in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), and with U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman joining, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) launched a new project to help Vietnam control the increasingly serious wildlife trafficking situation. The $15 million, five-year project, called Saving Threatened Wildlife, will work toward increasing Vietnam’s leadership in addressing wildlife crime by enhancing the commitment of Government of Vietnam leaders at the national and provincial levels, improving law enforcement effectiveness, and reducing demand and consumption of illegal wildlife products.

U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman joins Vietnamese government and public health leaders at the event.
June 12, 2022

HANOI, June 12, 2022 – Today at Bach Mai Hospital, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman joined Vietnamese government and public health leaders to celebrate the start of the installation of a new liquid oxygen system provided by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The Bach Mai oxygen system is the largest of 13 such systems being provided by USAID to health care facilities across Vietnam to support the care of patients with severe cases of COVID-19. Beyond COVID-19, strengthening access to oxygen can improve outcomes for newborns in respiratory distress; children with pneumonia, sepsis, and/or congenital heart disease; adults with tuberculosis; and beyond.

June 10, 2022

Located in the Mekong Delta, An Giang province has a dense network of rivers that provide access to water year-round. However, for years An Giang residents have been suffering from a lack of clean water for daily use, especially in rural areas. This is primarily due to saltwater intrusion and the recent onset of prolonged drought in the dry seasons. To address this, since 2020, USAID’s Local Works for Environmental Health project has supported An Giang to enhance local capacity, apply advanced technologies, and mobilize resources to improve access to safe water for domestic use. As a result, over $180,000 was mobilized from local governmental organizations, the private sector, and the community to build one community water supply system and three school drinking water systems. On June 2 and 3, 2022, these were inaugurated in Tinh Bien, Tri Ton and Phu Tan districts and were officially handed over to local stakeholders for their operation and management.

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Last updated: June 28, 2022

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