VOV.VN - A conference was held on September 29 in Ho Chi Minh City to discuss how community-based organisations (CBOs) continue helping vulnerable groups on the back of reducing amount of foreign financial aid.
The number of new HIV infections has been on the rise in Vietnam, especially among men who have sex with men (MSM) and those with unsafe sexual behaviours, heard a conference on policies for HIV/AIDS prevention in Ho Chi Minh City on September 27.
The Health Ministry’s Medical Services Administration (MSA) and the British Medical Journal (BMJ) on September 27 launched the clinical decision support training initiative to medical services in Vietnam aiming to improve the detection, diagnosis and control of infectious diseases.
The rate of mother-to-child HIV transmission fell to 3.6% in the first half of 2017, showing Vietnam’s preventive measures are proving effective.
Health authorities in Nha Trang city – the famous beach tourism destination hit hard by HIV/AIDS – have made progress against the epidemic. However, their efforts are threatened by a lack of adequate human resources.
HCM City health centres that provide treatment to patients with HIV/AIDS should merge by the end of the year with district-level hospitals if the centres are unable to expand services to upgrade into general health clinics, a local official has said.
More than 1,200 health care managers will need new jobs when provincial centres for preventive health, HIV/AIDS, malaria and others are merged into one general Centre for Disease Control (CDC) in each province, as required by the Ministry of Health by 2021.
Establishing social organisations is a significant stride in the management of social affairs, heard a workshop in Hanoi on August 22.
Vietnam has been striving to reduce the number of HIV infections and prevent outbreaks in high-risk communities despite a decline in funding from the international community, health officials said.
Deputy Director of HCM City’s Department of Health Nguyen Huu Hung has instructed city districts to speed up the opening of new general health care clinics for patients with HIV.
The northern province of Vinh Phuc has paid great attention to the prevention of HIV/AIDS spreading in the community, especially the transmission of HIV from mothers to newborns.
Vietnam aims to curb the annual ratio of infections and fatalities due to dengue below 0.09 percent by 2020 and early detect oral, breast, cervical and colorectal cancer in nearly 20 percent of people.
VOV.VN - Beauty star Le Hang visited Mai Hoa Centre in Cu Chi District, Ho Chi Minh City, and cooked for children with HIV living there.
Policies to ensure sustainable livelihoods for disadvantaged labourers must be resilient and not depend on outside support, heard a conference held by the Institute for Workers and Trade Unions in Ho Chi Minh City on July 31.
N.C.T, a 32-year-old man, and his partner, a 38-year-old man, are waiting at the District 11 Preventive Medicine Centre to receive free antiretroviral drugs.
President Tran Dai Quang hosted a reception in Hanoi on July 11 for a delegation of war invalids, martyrs’ relatives and outstanding officers of the People’s Police Force on the occasion of the 70th War Invalids and Martyrs’ Day (July 27).
Eleven more people were exposed to HIV after responding to a traffic accident in Kom Tum province, with 35 people altogether exposed to the virus altogether.
Twenty-four doctors and residents have been exposed to HIV after providing emergency assistance to the victims of a fatal collision on June 30 between two coaches in Kon Tum Province, in Vietnam’s Central Highlands,.
The northern mountainous province of Yen Bai has carried out a lot of measures to protect and care for children affected by HIV/AIDS.
A Ministry of Health (MoH) pilot programme to combine tuberculosis and HIV treatments for TB/HIV co-infected patients in medical centres at district and commune levels has yielded positive results, experts said.