CDC In the News:
- U.S. and Vietnam Support Integrated Care for Drug Users with HIV/AIDS U.S. Embassy in Vietnam
August 21, 2014
- U.S. CDC Improves Design and Quality of Medical Laboratories in Vietnam U.S. Embassy in Vietnam
April 2, 2014
- U.S. CDC Partners with Vietnam to Improve Health Care at District Hospitals U.S. Embassy in Vietnam
April 2, 2014
- New university curricula for treating drug addiction Communist Party of Vietnam
November 19, 2013
- U.S. and Vietnam Conduct Research to Reduce Influenza Virus Transmission between Animals and Humans U.S. Embassy in Vietnam
October 28, 2013
Vietnam at a Glance
- Population: 89,721,000
- Per capita income: $3,440
- Life expectancy at birth women/men: 76/70 yrs
- Under 5 mortality: 16/1000 live births
Population Reference Bureau, 2013
Developing Surveillance and Strategic Information Systems
CDC Vietnam supports the development and implementation of Vietnam’s HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis (TB) national health information and surveillance systems to improve the collection and utilization of data to better plan, implement, and evaluate health programs, and to assess the disease burden in communities. Since 2005, CDC has provided technical and research support to enhance Vietnam’s National Influenza Surveillance System to detect and control influenza and other zoonotic diseases in humans and animals, to build Vietnam’s capacity and preparedness to quickly and effectively detect, prevent, and respond to disease outbreaks, and to prevent diseases from spreading in the region and worldwide.
Implementing Evidence-based Public Health Programs
CDC Vietnam improves the access to, quality, and sustainability of health programs through evidence-based programs proven to have long-term public health impact in preventing infection, in reducing the risks of spreading HIV/AIDS, and in providing life-saving care and treatment. To maximize public health impact, CDC Vietnam targets populations and provinces most at risk, such as people who inject drugs, commercial sex workers, and men who have sex with men. Programs include cutting-edge service delivery models providing antiretroviral therapy, counseling and testing, medication-assisted therapy, preventing mother-to-child transmission, and other prevention and care support services.
Strengthening Laboratory Systems
CDC Vietnam strengthens the quality of laboratory systems to accurately and timely diagnose and monitor treatment of HIV/AIDS and TB through electronic laboratory information systems, training, strategic planning, and the development and update of national testing guidelines.
Building Public Health Workforce Capacity
CDC Vietnam invests in building a strong workforce of future public health leaders by increasing the capacity of GVN leaders and healthcare workers in areas including clinical, laboratory, public health science, management, and leadership competencies.
Conducting Monitoring and Evaluation Activities
CDC Vietnam closely and regularly monitors and evaluates program activities for program impact, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness, which helps determine best practices, guides future program planning and policies, and improves the quality of programs.
Translating Research into Public Health Policy and Practice
CDC Vietnam utilizes high quality program data and technical expertise to assist GVN in developing and implementing national strategies, policies, and programs, maximizing public health impact at multiple levels.
Top 10 Causes of Deaths in Vietnam
- Cancer 25%
- Stoke 20%
- Ischaemic heart disease 6%
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 4%
- Lower Respiratory Infections 4%
- Tuberculosis 4%
- Road Injuries 4%
- Cirrhosis 3%
- HIV 3%
- Diabetes 3%
CDC office (physical presence)
45 Locally Employed
Impact in Vietnam*
Provided HIV Prevention, Care, and Treatment
Improved Quality of Laboratories
Increased Public health Workforce Capacity
Improved Quality of HIV Services
Developed and Updated National Policies
*all data as of September 2013