VOV.VN - The National Assembly Standing Committee (NASC) opened its 47th meeting in Hanoi on August 10, with NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and other vice chairs alternately chairing the session which is set to run until August 12.
VOV.VN - Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the National Committee for AIDS, Drug and Prostitution Prevention and Control Vu Duc Dam hosted a reception for Director of the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) Regional Support Team for Asia and the Pacific Eamonn Murphy in Hanoi on November 29.
Due to the reduction in international funding for HIV/AIDS prevention and control, the private sector is expected to get more involved in providing treatment opportunities for people living with the virus, contributing to putting an end to the epidemic by 2030.
A project on helping children living with HIV or affected by HIV/AIDS benefit from their legal rights was launched in Ho Chi Minh City on July 30.
A scientific conference on HIV and hepatitis-related studies of the French National Agency for Research on AIDS (ANRS) in Vietnam opened in Hanoi on June 19.
The number of people living with HIV/AIDS in Hanoi stood at 20,666 as of October 31, ranking second nationwide and making up 10% of the country’s total cases.
As many as 89% of HIV/AIDS patients receiving antiretroviral drug (ARV) treatment in Vietnam have signed up for health insurance cards so far, with the figure expected to exceed 90% by the end of this year.
VOV.VN - National Assembly (NA) Vice Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong hosted a reception in Hanoi on October 26 for UN Resident Coordinator in Vietnam and UN Development Programme’s Resident Representative to Vietnam Kamal Malhotra.
Hanoi is making efforts to achieve the 90-90-90 goals in HIV/AIDS prevention set by the United Nations by 2020.
VOV.VN -Miss Universe Vietnam 2017 H’Hen Nie on May 24 attended the launch ceremony of acampaign to inspire and motivate people with HIV/AIDS to live longer and happier.
A conference was held in Hanoi on April 16 to discuss a model to provide psychological support and consultations for drug addicts before the court gives decisions on compulsory detoxification methods to them.
Since Vietnam and the World Health Organisation (WHO) set up their partnership in 1976, the WHO, as the world leading technical consultation body in health care, has helped Vietnam’s greatly improve its health sector.
Vietnam aims to keep the rate of new HIV/AIDS infections below 0.3%, while reducing the impact of HIV/AIDS on socio-economic development.
A five-year “HIV/AIDS Prevention, Control Project” has helped reduce HIV transmission and raised awareness to better prevent the disease in the northeast mountainous province of Cao Bang.
VOV.VN - There is no room for complacency in the fight against HIV, though the number of new carriers is showing a downward trend, has said Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam.
Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue has applauded contributions of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to Vietnam’s socio-economic development as well as national management.
VOV.VN - Vietnam reported 6,800 new HIV carriers and 3,500 AIDS patients between January and September this year. The incidence of HIV infection in Vietnam has dropped two thirds over the past 10 years.
The People’s Committee of Hanoi launched a campaign on November 22 to respond to the national month on HIV/AIDS prevention and control (November 10-December 10) and the World AIDS Day (December 1).
Various activities are underway in Hanoi to promote early HIV testing so as to achieve the 90 – 90 – 90 targets by 2020, also the theme of this year’s action month for HIV/AIDS prevention and control from November 10 to December 10.
National Assembly (NA) Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan received new United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Country Director for Vietnam Caitlin Wiesen in Hanoi on November 8.