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Vietnam’s financial inclusion priorities: Expanding financial services and moving to a…

It’s nighttime and the streets are bustling in Vietnam’s cities and towns. Buoyed by years of strong growth, the country has a burgeoning middle class with purchasing power to sustain restaurants and cafes, full and open late into the night, busy retailers and a high penetration of mobile phones – more than one per person. The economy, however, continues to run on cash and a majority of adults still don’t have formal financial services such as a basic transaction account. Moving to a “non-cash” system is a priority for the government to increase efficiency, promote business and economic development and reduce poverty including in remote rural areas where traditional financial providers have difficulty reaching.

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One man, 441 people, and a community for healthier hearts

Meet Mr. Ta Van Phu, a retired health worker and former leader in the military. With pen and pencil in his left pocket, glasses squarely centered on his face, and a shoulder bag containing his blood pressure monitor and educational materials about heart disease, Mr. Phu is a welcome sight as he walks from house […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesNew tools and a “zambitious” goal to end malariaThe surprising consequences of tuberculosisEnsuring vaccines reach the people who need them most ;

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Lessons from the front lines

Photo: PATH/Lynn Heinisch.

In the midst of the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, a 21-year-old Guinean student came to a Dakar health clinic with symptoms of fever and diarrhea. The doctor considered Ebola, which had killed more than 1,000 people in neighboring Guinea. But the patient wasn’t bleeding. He denied having been in contact with Ebola patients […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesIn Davos, Rx for epidemics: tech partnershipsInnovation is at the heart of SeattleOur 8 favorite photos of 2016 ;

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Vietnam Government To Release Mosquitoes With Wolbachia Bacteria In Effort To Control Dengue

Xinhua News: Vietnam to release anti-dengue mosquitoes into wild “[The] Vietnamese Ministry of Health (MoH) has planned to release mosquitoes with Wolbachia bacteria, a natural bacterium which is safe for human[s], into [the] wild [in] March 2017 as part of the project to eliminate dengue in Vietnam. The aim of the program is to spread Wolbachia…More

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5 amazing global health stories

Video: The New York Times/Daphne Matziaraki. In 2016, PATH’s media team read a lot of global health articles spanning issues from US foreign aid to Zika and more. The following five pieces stood out among this year’s coverage by revealing the personal stories—both heartbreaking and inspirational—that lie beneath the facts. 1.

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PrEP sẽ có mặt tại Việt Nam?

Bảo Ân, một lãnh đạo cộng đồng đồng tính nam, đồng thời là nhân viên của tổ chức PATH chia sẻ: “Những người đồng tính nam và chuyển giới nữ tại TPHồ Chí Minh –đô thị lớn nhất của Việt Nam đang bị ảnh hưởng nặng nề bởiHIV”. Anh cho biết: “Do những can thiệp […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesIs Vietnam prepared for PrEP?The politics of pneumoniaWhy playtime for babies is serious business ;

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Is Vietnam prepared for PrEP?

Bao An, a leader in the gay community and PATH staff member, is concerned. “Gay men and transgender women,” Bao An says, “are disproportionately affected by HIV in Ho Chi Minh City, the largest urban area in Vietnam.” He adds that because HIV interventions for these populations were developed later in the epidemic, many people […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesYou have the right to liveThe politics of pneumoniaHIV positive and living positively ;

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The essential fight for positive change

Editor’s note: This is the fifth post in our blog series Local Brilliance: women leading global health innovation, featuring scientists and leaders who are saving lives and improving health for the people in their countries and communities. When I was little, my mother—an organizer and single mom—included me in her work, taking me to democratic caucuses […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesAccess to answersPATH and the Clinton Global Initiative: over a decade of global health impactHonoring decades of compassion and friendships ;

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Access to answers

In the privacy of their own homes, people in Vietnam can now test themselves to learn if they have HIV in just minutes. It’s a critical step forward for the government’s ambitious commitment to ensure 90 percent of people living with HIV know their status by 2020. In a country where stigma persists and even […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesTaking parasitic worms out of childhoodPATH and the Clinton Global Initiative: over a decade of global health impactPATH’s new policy advocacy leader on unlocking innovation ;

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How can global companies (positively) influence development? Engaging with Unilever

Oxfam works with lots of big private companies, but in the (frequent) discussions about the role of private sector in development, our relationship with one (very big) name keeps cropping up. Unilever. We’ve done a ‘poverty footprint’ study of Unilever’s impact in Indonesia, and more recently have engaged with it on its labour practices in Vietnam. Unilever is also one of the targets in our …

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Answering THE big question in global education: Why is Vietnam such an outlier?

This post first appeared on the RISE websiteWhy do Vietnam school children score over 100 points better on comparable tests than the average for low-income countries?Vietnam is basically the only low-income country in any of the internationally comparable tests that performs at the same level as rich countries. Vietnam is a massive outlier, performing substantially better than should be expected for a country at that level of income. Rich OECD countries such as the UK and US flock to see the top performing places in the world on the PISA test to try and understand what is so special about education systems in Shanghai and Finland that enables them to perform 100 points better than the OECD average. Vietnam scores over 100 points better than the average for low-income countries.And this isn’t just on one test – other research by Abhijeet Singh has linked the Oxford Young Lives survey with the international TIMSS test, and again Vietnam massively outperforms the other low-income countries (see chart). Singh’s study shows that the advantage starts early, with Vietnamese children slightly outperforming those in other developing countries before they even start school at age 5, but this gap then grows each year

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Vietnam: Empowering Communities to Detect Potential Outbreaks Early

Diseases may start in local communities before they spread and become widespread outbreaks. Vietnam is harnessing the power of community members to identify potential outbreaks earlier to shorten response times and avert epidemics. A parent hears rumors from other parents about several children bitten by a rabid dog. A teacher sees an unusually high number of children absent from school and hears that they all have similar symptoms.

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Lack Of Funding Threatens Vietnam’s Successful Campaign To Treat, Cure TB

New York Times: Vietnam’s Battle With Tuberculosis “…Twenty-five years ago … Vietnam had nearly 600 cases of tuberculosis for every 100,000 residents. Today, it has less than 200. The country boasts a 90 percent cure rate for uncomplicated tuberculosis and cures 75 percent of its drug-resistant cases, easily beating the global average, 50 percent. Indeed,…More

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Happiness personified: big goals and big smiles

Wherever PATH is working to bring health to the people and communities we serve, we try very hard to make smiles a regular part of every day. Smiles mean that people are happy. And a big guffaw? Well, that’s just priceless. Another way we can generate even more smiles and happiness is by reaching the […] ; ; ; ;Related Stories3 contraceptive choices that give women controlPATH reaffirms commitment to the Democratic Republic of the CongoLifesaving cancer care: real tools for women who urgently need them ;

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