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September 11, 2017

Vietnam is facing two massive challenges in its fight against HIV – achieving HIV epidemic control and doing so with rapidly declining external donor funding. Overcoming these challenges requires reaching and treating people living with HIV (PLHIV) as efficiently as possible. The USAID Sustainable HIV Response from Technical Assistance (SHIFT) Project recently trained representatives of Blue Sky Club, a civil society group based in Ho Chi Minh City, to counsel every diagnosed PLHIV on the importance of getting HIV treatment and making treatment services accessible to the men-who-have-sex-with-men community. 

September 11, 2017

Since 2014, the USAID-supported Ha Long - Cat Ba Alliance has brought together government, business and community leaders to  preserve and protect Ha Long Bay, one of Vietnam’s most popular tourist destinations. On August 29-30, the Alliance collaborated with private partners to organize the third “Action for A Green Ha Long” event.  Over 100 volunteers collected more than two tons of trash on four beaches in the Bay. 

U.S. Ambassador Ted Osius talks to local people about their livelihoods after the launch.
September 7, 2017

Today, the U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam - Ted Osius, joined Le Tri Thanh, Vice Chairman of Quang Nam province, along with other stakeholders from the province and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to open a new Elephant Species and Habitat Protected Area in Nong Son District. This protected area will conserve 18,977 hectares of critical habitat for one of the last groups of endangered Asian elephants in Quang Nam.

August 31, 2017

From August 26 to September 2, 2017, six faculty members from Hue and Thai Nguyen Universities of Medicine and Pharmacy are being trained at Harvard Medical School in the U.S. on curriculum development for second year medical students. Apart from integrating lectures, skills lab, and case-based study, the immersion program also focuses on developing an instructional strategy to engage students in the learning process and help them develop a strong knowledge foundation.

August 31, 2017

USAID’s Governance for Inclusive Growth Program is helping Hanoi Law University to adopt an innovative and practical approach in their training programs in order to equip judges, provincial legal officials, legal advisors, and lawyers with skills related to policy analysis, including conducting and interpreting policy impact assessments. Materials for the university’s 2018 master’s degree program have recently been developed, that apply the manual on policy analysis and policy impact assessment developed by USAID.