Permanent deputy head of the Steering Committee for the Northwestern Region Hau A Lenh and Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien signed a cooperation agreement in Hanoi on September 23, with a view to improving health care and preventive medicine in the region between now and 2020.
Those most vulnerable to HIV/AIDS will have the opportunity to receive free legal counsel, for example in employment and marriage issues, in a national pilot project kicking off soon.
Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has urged ministries and agencies to enhance measures to prevent and control HIV/AIDS, drugs and prostitution from now to the end of the year.
VOV.VN -A new International Labor Organization (ILO) study shows that most sex workers entered the job voluntarily but had limited control of occupational safety and health implications.
A new project was launched on September 5 to control HIV among young drug users in Vietnam with funding from Expertise France, a French agency for international technical expertise.
Health experts discussed ways to tackle barriers and find solutions to provide social health insurance (SHI) to people living with HIV (PLHIV) at a workshop on August 30 in HCM City.
People who want to know their HIV status can now test themselves discreetly thanks to the HIV self-testing service that was launched in Vietnam for the first time on August 26.
VOV.VN - The US Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced it will continue to partner with the Ministry of Health to build a sustainable system for HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment in Vietnam.
The northern province of Nam Dinh said on August 11 that it would promote methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) at private health facilities to improve the effectiveness of intervention programmes aimed at minimising harm to high-risk groups, especially drug addicts.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission in Vietnam on August 3 announced the arrival of new leadership, the US Embassy in Hanoi said in a press release the same day.
VOV.VN - The US Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced approval of a five-year project and US$26 million grant to help Vietnam fight against HIV/AIDS.
Action Aid International Vietnam has provided Long Phu district, in the southern province of Soc Trang with VND18 billion in funding over the past decade under a development support programme.
VOV.VN - The UN Population Fund has chosen the theme “Investing in teenage girls” for this year’s World Population Day July 11.
A contest themed “Painting and composing messages about care and anti-stigma and discrimination against children affected by HIV/AIDS in 2016” was launched on July 7 in Hanoi.
People with HIV and AIDS are expecting medical costs to soar when international health aid is cut off next year, participants at a policy dialogue said on June 27.
The 5th national press award on HIV/AIDS is inviting entries from across the country until the deadline on September 30.
Ethnic minority people in 46 remote communes in seven districts of the northern mountainous province of Son La have benefited from the Greater Mekong Subregion Capacity Building for HIV/AIDS Prevention launched in 2015 by the Asian Development Bank.
Meetings were held in Hanoi and the northern province of Nam Dinh on June 16-17 to respond to the Action Month on Drug Prevention and Control and the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking (June 26).
The UN High-level Meeting on Ending AIDS held in New York last week discussed important measures to wipe out the epidemic throughout the world.
VOV.VN - Vietnam pledges to join the international community to prevent HIV and wipe out AIDS.