Vietnam is aiming to improve its workplace environment with amendments to the law that will for the first time ban sexual harassment and gender discrimination.
Localities are facing difficulties in implementing policies and legal documents in HIV/AIDS, drugs, and prostitution prevention, heard a workshop in Ho Chi Minh City on March 31.
The proportion of people with HIV/AIDS in HCM City who have health insurance surged to 70% last February from 20% in April last year, according to the city HIV/AIDS Prevention Centre.
A survey has found around 70 percent of medical staff took excessive precautionary measures while offering check-ups to HIV patients for fear of infection.
People living with HIV/AIDS in Vietnam are struggling to afford life-saving antiretroviral (ARV) drugs as a result of dwindling foreign aid.
A new project has been launched to control HIV infection among young drug users aged 16 to 24 in Vietnam by the Centre for Supporting Community Development Initiatives (SCDI), according to the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Office under the Ministry of Health.
Authorities in Dong Nai Province are pressing public disorder charges against 49 inmates of a drug rehab center for inciting other inmates to escape in October and November 2016.
Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Mark Dybul has pledged support to Vietnam to sustainably maintain achievements in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.
A new strategy should be applied in HIV/AIDS prevention and control, with a focus on early treatment in HIV-positive cases, ambulatory treatment, and extending treatment services to jails and remote and poor areas, said a Health Ministry official.
The Prime Minister has approved a non-refundable aid package from the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to strengthen community links in HIV prevention.
The Health Ministry has reported that HIV carriers in the country has numbered 231,000, with 87,000 having developed full-blown AIDS, and HIV infection in community has continuously been kept under 0.3%.
Da Nang city’s HIV/AIDS Prevention Centre and the Vietnam Health Improvement Project (VNHIP) hosted a pre-Tet (Lunar New Year) celebration for children with HIV in Da Nang and Quang Nam province on January 22.
The health ministry, however, says the idea was included in the draft law just as a point of reference.
Dr Ngo Thi Anh Dong is so devoted to her job and patients, and so well-loved, that when she’s absent from the health clinic on any given day, people tend to panic.
VOV.VN - HIV experts and policy leaders gathered at a technical workshop to disseminate key achievements of HIV lay and self-testing in Hanoi on December 16.
More than 280,000 people have received free HIV tests and 15,000 patients were newly enrolled for anti-retroviral treatment over the last five years.
VOV.VN - The Thai Binh Provincial People’s Committee and the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations held a meeting on December 5 with representatives from more than 30 non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has pledged to assist Vietnam in realising sustainable development goals, including the protection, care and education of children.
VOV.VN - Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has reiterated the government priority to controlling HIV/AIDS in a meeting to improve cooperation between social organizations and partners.
“One House”, the second part of the play “Three in one”, featuring the lives of HIV/AIDS patients will be performed at the Kim Ma Theatre in Hanoi on December 1 night to mark World AIDS Day (December 1).