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).
Nearly 2,500 people, including representatives from ministries, departments, international organisations and local residents, attended a meeting in the central city of Da Nang on November 27 to call for non-discrimination against those living with HIV/AIDS.
Organisations and people who have greatly contributed to HIV/AIDS prevention and control in Vietnam were honoured with the Red Ribbon Awards in Ho Chi Minh City on November 25.
VOV.VN - Thanh Tu- first runner up of Miss Vietnam 2016- was guest of honour at an awards ceremony funded by the Ministry of Health to celebrate organizations and individuals who have demonstrated commitment and courage in caring for HIV/Aids infected and affected people.
Children affected by HIV/AIDS continue to face discrimination and other challenges despite significant gains made in efforts to help them, officials said at a meeting on November 22.
Vietnam has responded to World Diabetes Day (November 14) with a ceremony focusing on the importance of the early detection and timely treatment to prevent dangerous complications.
The Foreign Affairs Department of Danang and the Vietnam Health Improvement Project (VNHIP) have inked a new agreement on improving health care for kids with HIV/AIDS in the central city in 2017-21.
With women facing increased risks of HIV infection, greater emphasis is necessary to address the needs of females in the national HIV response, experts have said.
The health sector of Hanoi has built a monitoring system for early detection of epidemics across the locality as part of efforts to improve the city’s capacity to prevent and control diseases.
The Hanoi Department of Health will expand the health insurance coverage among poor people living with HIV/AIDS by giving them financial support sourced from the city’s health insurance fund, according to head of the department Nguyen Khac Hien.
A children’s protection programme will try to lower the proportion of disadvantaged children and those who are identified as vulnerable under the current rate of 4.3% from now to 2020, according to goals set by the HCM City Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.
The head of the HCM City AIDS Prevention Centre has asked the Vietnam Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS to help the country reach the 90-90-90 targets set by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS to help end the AIDS epidemic by 2030.
Vietnam’s Thanh Hoa and Son La provinces and Laos’s Houaphan province have signed a document featuring their partnership in preventing and combating HIV/AIDS in border areas in the future.