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July 24, 2020

Ho Chi Minh City is home to about 30 percent of all patients on HIV treatment in Vietnam. As international donor funding for HIV treatment will mostly end this year, in order to maintain treatment for these individuals, the city must quickly pivot funding to domestic sources. To help address this situation, the USAID Sustainable HIV and Tuberculosis Response from Technical Assistance project worked with site staff and provincial officials to quantify and procure drugs, develop health information systems, and educate clinicians and patients about social health insurance and HIV. As of June 29, all ten sites supported by USAID in Ho Chi Minh City have been providing social health insurance-covered HIV treatment to patients with valid social health insurance cards.

July 24, 2020

The ‘A Rieu chili’ is a tiny, spicy, aromatic, and high-value pepper indigenous to the mountainous region of Dong Giang district in Quang Nam province. While cultivation of this chili pepper can provide a reliable livelihood for Co Tu ethnic minority communities in Dong Giang, until recently, they lacked the technical knowledge and necessary capital to do so. In 2018, the USAID Green Annamites project collaborated with the Ma Cooih Agriculture and Forestry Cooperative (Ma Cooih Coop) to help Co Tu ethnic minority communities living in seven villages in Dong Giang district to grow this valuable pepper.

July 24, 2020

While the Government of Vietnam made great strides in 2019 by issuing a policy (Resolution No. 02/NQ-CP) to improve the business environment and enhance national competitiveness, they are still facing challenges in policy implementation. To address this, on July 17, the USAID Linkages for Small and Medium Enterprises project and the Central Institute for Economic Management held a conference on “Engaging Enterprises and Proposing Recommendations to Improve the Business Environment” to review the resolution’s implementation to date.

July 20, 2020

Early disability detection and intervention are known to reduce the rate and degree of disability among children between 0-6 years old. The Disabilities Integration of Services and Therapies Network for Capacity and Treatment project aims to  improve the quality of life of children with disabilities under 6 years old and their families by implementing a comprehensive model of early childhood disability detection and intervention (ECDDI) with services, development and education, and integration into society.

July 20, 2020

Vietnam has developed a strong legal framework that guarantees people with disabilities the right to participate in society. However, implementation of these policies remains inconsistent. Thus, many people with disabilities face challenges in exercising their rights and accessing services at the local level. Effective national coordination and rehabilitative services are crucial to achieving these important goals. The project assists Vietnamese partners at the national level and in Tay Ninh, Binh Phuoc, and Dong Nai provinces to address these issues.

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Last updated: July 22, 2020

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