Sections & Offices

The Political Section is responsible for the conduct of diplomacy and managing the U.S.-Vietnam bilateral political relationship.  Political officers work with Vietnamese counterparts in government, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), political parties, media, academia, and other fields, to enhance cooperation in areas that benefit both countries and to advocate for U.S. interests.

The Economic Section is responsible for the conduct of economic diplomacy between the U.S. and Vietnam, reports on key economic developments, and assists in the promotion of American business and trade in Vietnam.  It also includes the Environment, Science, Technology, and Health (ESTH) Office.  The Economic Section works closely with other Embassy offices – particularly the Commercial Service and Foreign Agricultural Service – to promote U.S. business interests in Vietnam.

The Public Affairs Section advances U.S. foreign policy by deepening ties between the peoples of Vietnam and the United States.  Through diverse programs – from social media campaigns to academic exchange programs, to name just a few  – Public Affairs delivers information about the United States, its policies, its government, its people, and its culture, to better align the Vietnamese public with U.S. interests of mutual concern.  Public Affairs works closely with all members of the U.S. Mission in Vietnam to promote and amplify their policy efforts.  For more information, click here.

The consular section of the U.S. Embassy Hanoi provides assistance to U.S. citizens residing in or visiting Vietnam, and visa services for temporary visitors to the United States. For information on American Citizen Services, please visit our website here. For information on applying for nonimmigrant visas to the United States, please visit our website here.

Under the supervision of the Management Officer, the various components of the Management Section provide logistical and operational support to the Embassy. The Management Section is responsible for staffing, equipping, and supporting the Embassy as a whole. Activities of the Management Section include personnel, building maintenance, fiscal management, transportation, information systems and communications for the employees of the Mission. For more information, please click here.

The Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS) is a unique organization that plays an essential role within the U.S. Department of State.  The Bureau’s personnel – who include special agents, engineers, diplomatic couriers, Civil Service specialists, and contractors-work together as a team to ensure that the State Department can carry out its foreign policy missions safely and securely.  For more information, click here.

The U.S. Commercial Service in Hanoi welcomes you to Vietnam—a rapidly emerging economy ripe with commercial potential. We are here to help you and your business take the first steps towards expanding into this exciting market. Whatever your product or service, our team of industry specialists can  offer the trade counseling, market intelligence, business matchmaking, and commercial diplomacy you need to connect with lucrative business opportunities.

To learn more about our services, click here.

Why Vietnam
The U.S.-Vietnamese commercial relationship has grown dynamically since the United States lifted its trade embargo against Vietnam in 1994 and the two countries renewed diplomatic relations in 1995. The U.S. is now Vietnam’s largest export market and a major source of foreign direct investment, helping fuel Vietnam’s remarkable economic growth. This populous country of over 90 million consumers, with a positive view towards the U.S., exhibits the demographics needed for continuous growth over the next twenty years, and is a rising star among Asia’s bustling economies. U.S. firms, however, have been slow to take advantage of the growing opportunities that Vietnam presents, to the benefit of regional competition in Asia.

Contact Us
Please give us a call at +84 24 3850 5199, or email us at office.hanoi@trade.gov or visit our website to get started. We look forward to helping your business grow.

Commercial Counselor
Charles Ranado

Relevant Links

The mission of Detachment 2, Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA), is to achieve the fullest possible accounting of American personnel who are still missing from the war. Within Vietnam, we conduct four joint U.S.-Vietnam field activities (JFAs) per year to investigate the fates of unaccounted
Americans, and to locate, recover, and repatriate their remains back home. We are the United States Government’s resident experts in Vietnam on Prisoner of War/Missing in Action (POW/MIA) issues.

Please send any U.S. MIA related information to Detachment 2, Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency to this link. “No one is forgotten.”

As the senior military office in country, the Office of Defense Attaché (DAO) assists in coordinating the implementation of U.S. military policy and represents the interests of the Secretary of Defense, Commander of U.S. Pacific Command, and the Service Chiefs.  For more information, click here.

Representing the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, the Office of Defense Cooperation (ODC) coordinates all security cooperation activities between the U.S. military and Vietnam. The ODC is responsible for managing all Department of State and Department of Defense security assistance programs, to include Foreign Military Finance, International Military Education & Training, Professional Military Education, Global Peace Operations Initiative, Peacekeeping Operations, and Building Partner Capacity. For more information, click here.

USAID partners with Vietnam to advance an open, prosperous and secure country that is effective and inclusive in solving its own development challenges. In collaboration with local partners, USAID programs in Vietnam strengthen economic competitiveness; improve local governance and government responsiveness; promote demand-driven education and support for higher education reform; control transmission of HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis, and address threats to global health security; improve the welfare of persons with disabilities; assist in the identification of human remains of Vietnamese missing from the war; and address environmental challenges, including climate change, biodiversity conservation, wildlife trafficking, environmental pollution, and dioxin contamination, while promoting renewable energy.

USAID/Vietnam Office
15/F, Tung Shing Building
2 Ngo Quyen Street
Hanoi, Vietnam

Tel: +84-24-3935-1260
Fax: +84-24-3935-1265
Email: USAIDVietnam@usaid.gov

About PEPFAR Vietnam

The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) supports the national HIV/AIDS response in Vietnam through service delivery, technical assistance and health systems strengthening. PEPFAR encourages the principles for joint collaboration that are aimed at restoring responsibility of the HIV/AIDS response to Vietnam and promoting long-term sustainability. PEPFAR further coordinates with health development partners including The Global Fund, to promote high levels of collaboration across all partners engaged in Vietnam’s HIV/AIDS response.

Under the leadership of Ambassador Daniel Kritenbrink, the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief in Vietnam is implemented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Agency for International Development, Department of Defense, and Department of State.

History

As a focus country in the initial emergency phase of PEPFAR, the U.S. Government quickly became the largest financer of Vietnam’s HIV response, with annual budget allocations increasing from $18M in 2004 to $98M in 2010. Historically, PEPFAR has purchased the majority of HIV commodities, including anti-retroviral (ARV) drugs and methadone; scaled up facility-based care and support, including human resource investments; provided technical support in policy, planning, implementation and evaluation; and built the capacity of civil society organizations and the private sector to provide HIV services and commodities outside of state institutions.

National HIV/AIDS Epidemic

The national HIV prevalence in Vietnam is 0.25 percent of the general population, with an estimated 245,337 people living with HIV (PLHIV)*. Although HIV incidence peaked in early 2000 and has declined gradually, the epidemic in Vietnam remains concentrated among three key populations (KPs): men who have sex with men (MSM) 10 percent prevalence, people who inject drugs (PWID) 14 percent prevalence, and female sex workers (FSWs) four percent prevalence. The distribution of PLHIV by KP and program coverage varies by region and province, highlighting the need for a geographically tailored response.
Current Program

The current program focuses on an aggressive plan to achieve success in two key program objectives: (1) scale-up to 90-90-95 in the 11 PEPFAR Surge provinces of the Northern Economic Zone and Ho Chi Minh City Metro regions; and, (2) ensure a sustainable transition of primary financial, administrative, and technical responsibility of HIV care and treatment services to the Government of Vietnam. The current annual budget for the Vietnam program is $38 million.

* AIDS Epidemic Model, 2016

For more information:
PEPFAR Coordination Office
Tung Shing Square, 2 Ngo Quyen, 6/F
Hanoi, Vietnam
Tel: +84-24-3935-2115

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) began working with the government of Vietnam and local organizations in 1998 to build effective and sustainable public health systems. CDC provides technical expertise for evidence-based decisions to strengthen the capacity and infrastructure of Vietnam’s national health systems. CDC works closely with Vietnam to address HIV, tuberculosis, and influenza, as well as to strengthen surveillance, laboratory systems, and workforce capacity to prevent, detect, and respond to disease outbreaks.

CDC in Vietnam

CDC Vietnam
Tung Shing Building, 5th Floor
2 Ngo Quyen Street
Hanoi, Vietnam
Tel: +84-24-3935-2929
Fax: +84-24-3935-1918

CDC Vietnam │ Ho Chi Minh City Office
8th Floor, Diamond Plaza, 34 Le Duan
Ben Nghe Ward, District 1
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Tel: +84-28-3520-4509

CDC Key Officers

Eric Dziuban
Country Director
Program Director, Division of Global HIV and TB (DGHT)

Bryan Kim
Country Deputy Director
Program Deputy Director, Division of Global Health Protection (DGHP)

Matthew Moore
Program Director, Division of Global Health Protection (DGHP)

Amy Bailey
Program Deputy Director, Division of Global HIV and TB (DGHT)

Philip Gould
Program Director, Influenza Program

Chi K. Nguyen
Associate Director – Ho Chi Minh City Office

Jacquelyn “Sunshine” Lickness 
Deputy Associate Director – Ho Chi Minh City Office