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Northwestern steering committee, health ministry sign agreement

Northwestern steering committee, health ministry sign agreement

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.

Free legal aid to HIV vulnerables

Free legal aid to HIV vulnerables

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.

Poor working conditions prevalent in sex work

Poor working conditions prevalent in sex work

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.

HIV prevention project launched

HIV prevention project launched

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.

HIV self-testing introduced in Vietnam

HIV self-testing introduced in Vietnam

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.

USAID unveils new award in HIV-AIDS fight

USAID unveils new award in HIV-AIDS fight

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.

Nam Dinh encourages methadone treatment at private facilities

Nam Dinh encourages methadone treatment at private facilities

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.

USAID helps Vietnam fight against HIV

USAID helps Vietnam fight against HIV

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.

HIV/AIDs treatment costs to spike

HIV/AIDs treatment costs to spike

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.

Project helps reduce HIV infection among ethnic minority groups

Project helps reduce HIV infection among ethnic minority groups

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 respond to anti-drug action month

Meetings respond to anti-drug action month

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).

UN High-level meeting on ending AIDS

UN High-level meeting on ending AIDS

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.