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April 5, 2018

Spina Bifida is a birth defect that occurs when the spine and spinal cord do not form properly. It often leads to paralysis and deformities of the lower limbs and is often not properly diagnosed in Vietnam. Seeking to improve the specific knowledge and skills of medical and rehabilitation professionals, USAID’s Humanity and Inclusion activity helped develop Vietnam’s Rehabilitation Guidelines and launched a continuing medical education campaign targeting medical and rehabilitation service providers.

April 5, 2018

On March 30, Vietnam’s Vice Minister of Industry and Trade Hoang Quoc Vuong joined U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary at the Bureau of Energy Resources Sandra Oudkirk and U.S Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel Kritenbrink to co-chair the first Vietnam-US Energy Security Dialogue in Hanoi. Government representatives and technical experts from both countries exchanged views on the challenges and opportunities to strengthen energy security and sustainable economic growth in Vietnam.

March 30, 2018

On March 22, USAID and the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) released the annual PCI report. About 800 participants attended the launch, including  senior officials from nearly all 63 provinces.

March 30, 2018

On March 23, USAID’s Healthy Markets activity held the first ever social media forum for HIV control in Vietnam. Over 100 members of the Vietnamese government, civil society representatives, and entrepreneurs gathered to share how they are using social media, e-commerce, and other digital tools to increase the awareness, reach and consumption of HIV products and services. In addition, USAID presented examples of successful digital initiatives which have boosted HIV community-based testing and use of pre-exposure prophylaxis, particularly among hard to reach and high-risk groups. These case studies have reached more than 300,000 MSM and TWG with HIV information, more than two-thirds of whom had previously not been in contact with peer educators or HIV services.

March 30, 2018

Vietnam is a “hot spot” for the potential emergence of new influenza viruses with world-wide epidemic potential. Hence, rapid detection of new viral threats is critical to prevent viruses from spreading. With technical assistance and funding from USAID, Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development recently introduced an innovative laboratory technology - Pockit iiPCR or “pen-side PCR” - which enables on-the-spot identification of viruses in poultry in under three hours.


For USAID/Vietnam Newsroom items issued before January 2017, please visit the 2012-2017 Archive Site.


Last updated: May 09, 2018

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