6 July 2018 - A number of agencies are working along the continuum of HIV prevention to care (CoPC) in Vietnam, including the Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) project within the Vietnam Administration for HIV/AIDS Control (VAAC). Given significant strides in HIV control in recent years, these efforts are increasingly focused on higher-burden, priority provinces, including some overlapping sites between USAID SHIFT and the GFATM project within VAAC. As part of ensuring effective use of resources and combined efforts to achieve greater outcomes, USAID SHIFT proactively coordinated meetings with GFATM’s Central Management Unit in Hanoi. These meetings, which took place on June 27 and July 5, reviewed SHIFT’s assessment findings, determined comparative strengths and complements, and reached consensus on the activities and focus areas for each group. The meetings laid the groundwork for work plan and budget development while harmonizing efforts among key players in HIV epidemic control efforts. This coordination limits duplicitous efforts, reduces operating costs, streamlines case-finding in Hanoi and paves the way for increased impact. Interagency collaboration, including knowledge sharing and proactive coordination of respective efforts and shared objectives, leads to maximum effectiveness and improved outcomes along the CoPC, greatly contributing to sustainable HIV epidemic control.