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July 17, 2020

On July 10, at the headquarters of Vietnam's Ministry of Education and Training (MOET), MOET Vice Minister Nguyễn Văn Phúc signed the agreement which was witnessed by U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink and other distinguished guests. Under this agreement, Peace Corps Volunteers will teach English at rural secondary schools in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.  This program launch has taken more than 20 years to negotiate and is yet another concrete example of the United States' steadfast commitment to bolstering Vietnam’s English language learning capacity, a crucial skill for any globally connected economy.

July 17, 2020

Since 1989, the United States and Vietnamese Governments have worked together to overcome the effects of the war with programs that remediate dioxin contamination, support persons with disabilities, and remove unexploded ordnance. In addition to these activities, the search, recovery, and identification of human remains from the war is vitally important both spiritually and culturally for both countries. On July 9, USAID and the Vietnam Office for Seeking Missing Persons (VNOSMP) signed a Memorandum of Intent (MOI) to support DNA analysis of unidentified human remains recovered from the war. Under this agreement, USAID will provide Vietnam with the best, cutting edge technology for DNA extraction and analysis, work with Vietnam to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of their laboratories, and ultimately increase the number of remains that can be accurately reunited with their families.

July 17, 2020

This year’s International AIDS Conference, the world’s largest conference on HIV, took place virtually for the first time from July 6-10 with a focus on the links between HIV and the COVID-19 pandemic and was attended by delegates from 175 countries. USAID’s Healthy Markets project delivered nine presentations, highlighting how it helped Vietnam ensure people living with or affected by HIV continued to receive support and care throughout the COVID-19 pandemic by leveraging virtual platforms and public-private partnerships to provide innovations and client-focused tools beyond traditional health facilities and clinics. In addition, USAID’s Enhanced Community HIV Link - Southern project gave a presentation about its community public partnership model, which links community-based organizations (CBOs) and public facilities to promote client-centered care for HIV case management.

July 17, 2020

Research indicates that people with disabilities, especially children with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs), are more vulnerable to gender-based discrimination and violence. As a result, they face negative health consequences and barriers to access rehabilitation services and treatment compliance. On June 4-5,  USAID’s I-Thrive project, which supports interdisciplinary rehabilitation for children with IDDs, provided a training on gender sensitivity and gender-based violence prevention in the context of rehabilitation services for 44 participants of the 12-month occupational therapy (OT) course at the Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy.

July 17, 2020

In order to support Vietnam's transition from donor supported HIV treatment services to SHI, USAID’s Sustainable Financing for HIV project has been providing technical assistance through training workshops, on-site visits, and technical meetings. Recently, the project helped the Ho Chi Minh City Centre for Disease Control (HCDC) to develop an online SHI Q&A module on HCDC's website. Launched in June, this tool categorizes and systematizes questions and issues related to HIV examination and reimbursement under SHI into different topics, and provides answers and recommendations.

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Last updated: July 22, 2020

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