GVN Co-Founder William Hall Receives Prestigious Vietnamese Honor
In a ceremony in Hanoi this month, GVN Co-Founder William Hall of University College Dublin, Ireland and Director of the Atlantic Philanthropies (AP), was presented an insignia award by the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) for his immense efforts and contributions to the development of the Vietnamese health and education systems as well as to the country’s poverty reduction. Dr. Hall’s efforts since 2007 with the Ireland Vietnam Blood-Borne Virus Initiative (IVVI), a collaboration with the University College Dublin – a GVN Center of Excellence – has led to, nine Vietnamese students completing the program, three of whom are GVN Scholars. When receiving the honor, Dr. Hall said he considers Vietnam his second home and will continue his efforts in building Vietnam’s public health and education infrastructures. For more information, please refer to the cover article in GVN’s latest Virion newsletter.