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CDC Works in Vietnam

Since 1998, CDC has partnered in Vietnam with the government and local and international organizations to build quality sustainable health systems, providing long-term public health impact and protecting the health of Vietnamese and Americans at home and abroad. CDC delivers evidence-based expertise that strengthens the capacity and infrastructure of the national health systems in Vietnam, providing life-saving care and treatment for people living with HIV/AIDS and preventing the spread of infectious diseases, such as flu and other potential health threats.

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CDC office (physical presence)
9 U.S. Assignees
45 Locally Employed

Vietnam at a Glance

Population: 89,721,000
Per capita income:$3,440
Life expectancy at birth women/men: 76/70 yrs
Infant mortality rate: 16/1000 live births
Source: Population Reference Bureau, 2013

Top 10 Causes of Death

  1. Cancer 25%
  2. Stoke 20%
  3. Ischaemic heart disease 6%
  4. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 4%
  5. Lower Respiratory Infections 4%
  6. Tuberculosis 4%
  7. Road Injuries 4%
  8. Cirrhosis 3%
  9. HIV 3%
  10. Diabetes 3%

Source: GBD Compare , 2010
*Forces of nature, war

What CDC Is Doing

Provided HIV Prevention, Care, and Treatment
  • Provided antiretroviral therapy for 28,741 HIV-infected adults and children.
  • Tested 355,124 pregnant women for HIV and provided antiretroviral therapy for 1,238 HIV-infected pregnant women to prevent transmission of HIV to the child.
  • Provided HIV counseling and testing for 42,330 TB patients and TB treatment for 897 HIV-infected patients in HIV care who started TB treatment.
  • Provided medication-assisted therapy for 5,397 drug users.
  • Provided prevention outreach to 53,043 people most-at-risk for HIV.
Improved Quality of Laboratories
  • Supported 9 key HIV and TB laboratories in Vietnam to receive International Organization for Standardization accreditation (ISO 15189).
  • Trained 12 laboratories in the Strengthening Laboratory Management Towards Accreditation program (SLMTA) and implemented the 2nd round (16 laboratories) of SLMTA.
  • Installed electronic laboratory information systems at 20 hospital and HIV testing laboratories.
Increased Public health Workforce Capacity
  • Strengthened sustainability and local capacity by providing in-service training for 10,922 healthcare workers.
Improved Quality of HIV Services
  • Launched and expanded the national quality improvement program in 68 adult outpatient clinics.
Developed and Updated National Policies
  • Supported the development and updating of national level testing guidelines for HIV, CD4, viral load testing, and training packages.

*all data as of September 2013

  • Page last reviewed: January 12, 2015
  • Page last updated: January 12, 2015
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