Vietnam’s Ministry of Health has driven impressive progress against both trachoma and lymphatic filariasis (LF). In 2018, Vietnam officially eliminated LF from within its borders and the country is on track to eliminate trachoma by 2023. Since 2010, USAID has provided targeted support to Vietnam’s national trachoma and lymphatic filariasis (LF) programs to consolidate and sustain their achievements towards elimination.
The Act to End Neglected Tropical Diseases | East program is implemented in Vietnam by Fred Hollows Foundation, with technical support from RTI International. The program continues USAID’s targeted assistance to Vietnam’s trachoma program, including support for surveys, dossier development, and health systems strengthening.