CDC in Vietnam: Why We're Here

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.

Building public health capacity in partner countries, improving health security globally, and collaborating with partners to impact the health and wellbeing of people around the world is an exceptional investment.

Why We're Here
CDC's Impact in Vietnam
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: May 6, 2016
Content source: Global Health