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Vietnam's Vice Minister of Health Do Xuan Tuyen and U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Christopher Klein shake hands during the event.
December 15, 2020

Hanoi, December 15, 2020  Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Vietnam National TB Program (NTP) expanded the Ministry of Health/NTP’s “Double X” Strategy for TB case identification, with the goal of ending TB in Vietnam by 2030.  Double X is a new strategy to diagnose TB using chest X-rays and GeneXpert, a diagnostic method that detects TB bacteria.

Representatives of USAID's Vietnam Urban Energy Security project and Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) sign the MOU.
December 14, 2020

HANOI, December 14, 2020 – Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Vietnam Urban Energy Security project and Vietnam Electricity (EVN) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to formalize a partnership that will support EVN’s efforts to expand Rooftop Solar (RTS) energy generation in Vietnam.

December 11, 2020

COVID-19 has highlighted the pandemic risks of spillover of zoonotic viruses from wildlife to humans. The major risk in Vietnam, as in China, is the extensive wildlife-human interface interactions in the wild, on farms, and in markets and restaurants, which can be markedly reduced by an enforced ban on commercial trade. Since June 2020, USAID has co-led a Task Force on pandemic prevention with FAO, the Wildlife Conservation Society, and representatives of several wildlife-focused NGOs, UN agencies, and the U.S. and German Embassies.

December 11, 2020

Although the legal framework and penalties related to wildlife conservation and protection have been strengthened, crimes associated with trafficking and consumption still remain an issue due to the high consumer demand for wildlife products. To address this, USAID Wildlife Asia and the Scientific Council of the Central Committee for Propaganda and Education (CCPE) organized an event on November 27 for CCPE leaders and senior government communicators to discuss a communication strategy to reduce the demand for illegal wildlife products. USAID/Vietnam Deputy Mission Director Bradley Bessire attended the dialogue and gave remarks to 50 participants, including representatives from CCPE, ministries, and the National Assembly, as well as TV, newspaper, and online media journalists. During the event, USAID Wildlife Asia shared international best practices on wildlife protection and provided suggestions on selecting appropriate communication strategies to drive down wildlife demand and consumption.

December 11, 2020

Digital transformation is progressing at a heightened speed all around the world as it helps enterprises increase the value they deliver to customers and be better positioned to meet customers’ demands and expectations. However, COVID-19 has accelerated the need for digital transformation and is key for Vietnamese SMEs to retain a competitive edge. On December 3, the USAID Linkages for Small and Medium Enterprises (LinkSME) project and Ministry of Planning and Investment’s (MPI’s) Agency for Enterprise Development (AED) held a launching ceremony for the “Supporting Enterprises’ Digital Transformation from 2021 to 2025” program in Hanoi.


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