Our more than 20 years in Vietnam have contributed to a robust civil society ready to address its own development challenges and take ownership of their country’s future.
For the better part of a decade, Pact’s acclaimed capacity development work—supported by the U.S. Government and the Global Fund—has touched every facet of the civil-society’s response to HIV/AIDS in Vietnam. We have helped our Vietnamese partners provide evidence-based interventions that both prevent HIV from spreading as well as offer care and treatment for new cases.
Those interventions, including voluntary counseling and testing, prevention of mother-to-child transmission programs, home-based care, and a focus on children orphaned or left vulnerable by AIDS, have reached an estimated 1 million people.
Our capacity development approaches in Vietnam mirror those we apply in more than two dozen countries across the world: participatory assessments and reviews complemented by continuous mentoring, skill-building, and networking among like-minded organizations, all adapted to local contexts.
In Vietnam today, we continue to help fine-tune the skills of five national nongovernmental organizations that, in turn, serve to train and strengthen the capacity of the community-based service-delivery organizations. We also continue to collaborate with the national government to develop policies encouraging greater civil society participation in HIV/AIDS prevention and control.