CDC in Vietnam

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) began working with the government of Vietnam and local organizations in 1998 to build effective and sustainable public health systems. CDC provides technical expertise for evidence-based decisions to strengthen the capacity and infrastructure of Vietnam’s national health systems. CDC works closely with Vietnam to address HIV, tuberculosis, and influenza, as well as strengthening laboratory, surveillance, and workforce capacity to respond to disease outbreaks.

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What CDC is Doing in Vietnam

CDC Impact in Vietnam

Event-based surveillance is now a routine surveillance strategy in Vietnam, with national guidelines officially issued in March 2018.

In January 2019, Vietnam licensed their first domestically-produced human seasonal influenza vaccine.

Vietnam adopted a national strategy to introduce influenza vaccine, first targeting health workers.

By the end of 2018, 38 out of 54 sites (70%) have implemented same-day antiretroviral therapy (SDA), and 619 out of 3,312 patients (19%) initiated SDA.

CDC supported 24 key medical labs to obtain international accreditation for HIV, TB, influenza, dengue, and other clinical testing.

HIV testing conducted for 83% of persons with TB, linking 91% of patients living with HIV to ART and TB preventive treatment.

CDC Staff in Vietnam
  • 10 U.S. Assignees
  • 54 Locally Employed
Vietnam at a Glance
  • Population: 95,540,800 (2017)
  • Per capita income: $6,450
  • Life expectancy at birth: F 76/M 71 years
  • Infant mortality rate: 15/1,000 live births

Sources: World Bank 2018, Vietnam
Population Reference Bureau 2018, Vietnam

Vietnam Top 10 Causes of Death
  1. Stroke
  2. lschemic heart disease
  3. Lung cancer
  4. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  5. Alzheimer’s disease
  6. Diabetes
  7. Cirrhosis
  8. Road injuries
  9. Lower respiratory infections
  10. Tuberculosis

Source: GBD Compare 2018, Vietnam

Why We're Here

CDC’s mission is to promote measurable, substantive public health advances in Vietnam and throughout the region.

Where We Work

CDC-Vietnam addresses the region’s toughest health problems at their source.

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Page last reviewed: May 28, 2019
Content source: Global Health