THANH HOA CITY, April 26, 2018 – Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the People’s Committee of Thanh Hoa Province and the Institute of Population, Health and Development (PHAD) officially launched the Vietnam Local Works for Environmental Health in Thanh Hoa province. USAID/Vietnam Mission Director Michael Greene, Vice Chairman of Thanh Hoa Province Pham Dang Quyen and stakeholders from the province attended the launch.
The Vietnam Local Works for Environmental Health project, funded by USAID and implemented by PHAD, is a five-year initiative that will increase local capacity and reinforce local organization partnerships to practically and sustainably address environmental health challenges, particularly related to water and community health. The project focuses on addressing the community health challenges in Thanh Hoa province by involving local actors and promoting greater access to clean water and hygienic latrines in poor communities. The project will also use new technologies to provide sustainable solutions to address potable water issues.
The Vietnam Local Works for Environmental Health project is part of USAID’s Local Works Program, which is advancing locally-owned development and enhancing local capacity to better adapt, identify and address development challenges, including water-related issues. To learn more about the project, visit: https://goo.gl/2zzGLJ.
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