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January 11, 2018

USAID’s Governance for Inclusive Growth Program awarded a $58,524 grant in October 2017 to the Mekong Development Research Institute (MDRI) - an independent scientific research agency in Vietnam - to assist local SMEs in accessing international markets through enhanced business-to-business connectivity and improved capacity to meet the demand for goods in South East Asia. On January 5, MDRI conducted a field survey among SMEs in Hung Yen province to identify their production capacity, development needs, and difficulties encountered in reaching customers.

January 11, 2018

Vietnam’s national stock status review and order planning process works to ensure continuous supply of ARVs to health facilities throughout the country.  On December 6-8, USAID’s Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management activity collaborated with the Global Fund and the Vietnam Administration of HIV/AIDS Control to conduct a national ARV stock status review and supply planning for the first quarter of 2018.

January 5, 2018

As Vietnam integrates further into the global economy, there is a strong need for greater capacity in public policy, leadership and governance, starting with local provinces. From December 18-22, USAID’s Governance for Inclusive Growth activity and the Ministry of Planning and Investment’s Academy for Policy Development ― the leading policy research and analysis training institution in Vietnam ― held an in-depth training program.

January 5, 2018

Managing HIV cases nationwide is complex and until now, HIV INFO - the software created to efficiently manage HIV cases nationally - was outdated.  In response, USAID’s Local Strategic Information activity provided technical and financial assistance to upgrade the software.

January 5, 2018

The U.S. and Vietnam have a well established and successful history of cooperating to assist persons with disabilities. Over the last two years, USAID’s Disability Rights Enforcement, Coordination and Therapies activity helped establish 17 new rehabilitation units  in district and provincial hospitals in Tay Ninh and Binh Phuoc provinces.


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


Last updated: January 16, 2018

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