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March 12, 2018

USAID’s Sustainable HIV Response from Technical Assistance (SHIFT) activity has been working diligently to enroll and retain HIV patients on antiretroviral therapy (ART). Doing so includes strengthening linkages from HIV diagnosis to treatment, expediting ART initiation, strengthening ART adherence, and streamlining patient tracking and reporting systems. From October to December 2017, USAID enrolled 735 new ART patients across 55 sites, exceeding its target by 9%.  

March 12, 2018

USAID has been working closely with Vietnam for years to provide support to persons with disabilities. As a result of USAID’s technical assistance and advocacy efforts, Vietnam’s Ministry of Health recently issued a decision to include additional rehabilitation services covered by health insurance, increasing the total number of covered services to 265 (from 33 in 2015). Given that many persons with disabilities have low incomes, the new coverage package will significantly help increase their access to services.

February 9, 2018

USAID is working with the Government of Vietnam, non-governmental organizations and private sector partners to implement and strengthen the innovative Payment for Forest Environmental Services (PFES) system. On January 31, USAID’s Green Annamites project and the Vietnam Forest Protection and Development Fund consulted with more than 60 diverse stakeholders on approaches for implementing Vietnam’s recently enacted Forestry Law, which requires large emitters of greenhouse gases (GHGs) to pay fees for the carbon sequestration services provided by Vietnam's forests.

February 9, 2018

On January 29 - February 2, USAID’s Governance for Inclusive Growth (GIG) activity and the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) hosted a consultative workshop and conducted field visits to meet with central and provincial government officials as well as businesses to obtain feedback on the current system of property registration. Input from the workshop and field visits will be used in a policy analysis report that will contribute to the development of a proposal by the MOJ to improve the legal framework on registering property.

February 9, 2018

On January 30, the USAID activity collaborated with the Vietnam Network of People Living with HIV and the Vietnam Administration for HIV/AIDS Control (VAAC) to launch a campaign promoting SHI. This included releasing a short video featuring celebrity actors (including recently crowned Miss Universe Vietnam H’Hen Nie) playing the roles of PLHIV and how they improved their quality of life by enrolling in SHI. The event was attended by over 150 people, including representatives from the local government, the USG, and representatives from PLHIV communities. U.S. Consul General Mary Tarnowka and VAAC Deputy Director General Dr. Hoang Dinh Canh gave speeches at the event.

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Last updated: April 20, 2018

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