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October 22, 2021

DR-TB is a complex disease that requires multiple medications taken for up to 20 months to treat and cure. Even after successfully completing treatment, some DR-TB patients may relapse or have disease recurrence. To increase early detection, USAID’s Support to End TB project has provided assistance to the National TB Program to develop new treatment standards, including a new model to ensure follow-up for an additional 24 months after treatment completion. Identifying patients who relapse or recur after initial treatment will protect them against worsening disease progression and prevent on-going community transmission.

Fishing activities in Phu Quoc.
October 21, 2021

HANOI, October 21, 2021 – Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and the Directorate of Fisheries of the Vietnam Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development launched the Mekong Delta Coastal Habitat Conservation project, which was announced during U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris’s visit to Vietnam in August. With a planned budget of up to $2.9 million provided by USAID, this three-year project aims to protect key coastal habitats in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam to increase the sustainability of fisheries, enhance climate change adaptation, and improve biodiversity conservation.

October 15, 2021

The USAID Vietnam e-Government Capacity Building Program shared the experience related to e-government program design and implementation at the “Taiwan International and Cooperation Development Fund (ICDF) and USAID Training on e-Governance and Cybersecurity Workshop,” organized by US-Support for Economic Growth in Asia (US-SEGA) and Taiwan ICDF on October 5 and 12. The Vietnam e-Government Program was highlighted as an example of good practice in e-government design and development.

October 15, 2021

Vietnam is speeding up the development of LNG infrastructure as one way to lower carbon emissions and ensure energy security given declining domestic natural gas resource production and increased demand resulting from strong economic growth. On October 7, the USAID Vietnam Low Emission Energy Program II (V-LEEP II) project, together with the the Oil, Gas and Coal Department of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, co-organized a workshop on the scientific basis for developing requirements for the design, installation, and operation of LNG storage. The workshop was attended by participants from the Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Science and Technology, PetroVietnam Gas, the Vietnam Petroleum Institute, and other stakeholders. USAID through V-LEEP II provided support to finalize these regulations and organized this workshop to validate and ensure the alignment between the Government of Vietnam agencies on LNG terminal standards, regulations, and management authority.

October 15, 2021

According to the national survey on persons with disabilities 2016, the disability prevalence rate for children ages 2 to 17 in Vietnam was 2.79%. The most common type of disability is psycho-social, which can lead to many developmental issues, and establishing foundational knowledge and basic skills for parents of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities is crucial to development outcomes of the children. In collaboration with Autism Speaks, USAID’s I-Thrive project has  adapted the World Health Organization's Caregivers’ Skills Training (CST) program to make it culturally sensitive and socially tailored.

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Last updated: November 05, 2021

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