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.
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.