9 June 2017 - Vietnam’s HIV response is undergoing a massive shift from international donor to local financing, while intensively scaling up HIV services. In this context, USAID SHIFT leverages inexpensive and efficient information and communication technology (ICT) tools to build local technical capacity. Local authorities are more likely to continue such practices than those that require intensive human or financial resources. USAID SHIFT is hosting quarterly webcasts to quickly reach and share latest technical guidance and knowledge with service providers. The project’s webcast platform enables interaction across large numbers of participants who can ask questions, participate in rapid surveys, and share feedback during the event. On May 30. Dr. Pham Thi Thanh Mai hosted a webcast on Methadone Drug Interactions for 173 service providers from 33 sites in 17 provinces. Participants were sensitized to the potential for and impact of drug interactions on methadone treatment, including for HIV-positive patients on antiretroviral therapy. Dr. Mai described methadone metabolism processes and how to predict and manage drug interactions in clinical practice. The event closed with online participant discussion and best practice sharing across sites. The session was recorded and is available for free at https://youtu.be/dSJcgv0I1Ak. Such simple but effective practices are vital to Vietnam’s sustainable HIV response.