Mass media join AIDS, drugs and prostitution fight Society

Mass media join AIDS, drugs and prostitution fight

The Vietnam News Agency (VNA), Radio the Voice of Vietnam (VOV) and the National Vietnam Television will team up with the National Committee for AIDS, drugs and prostitution prevention and control in raising the efficiency of the combat against AIDS, drugs and prostitution.
Sustainable financing for HIV/AIDS efforts examined Health

Sustainable financing for HIV/AIDS efforts examined

The issue of sustainable financing for the fight against HIV/AIDS in ASEAN countries will be discussed at the 12th regional health ministers’ meeting scheduled to commence in Vietnam for the first time on September 18.
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Workshop proposes state budget increase for HIV/AIDS fight

Vietnam should include HIV/AIDS prevention programmes in its national health care plan and increase State funding for them so as to maintain the good results of these schemes , a representative from the Ministry of Health (MoH) has said.
2013 drug statistics a cause for concern Society

2013 drug statistics a cause for concern

A worrying rise in drug crime was recorded in 2013 with a growth in the number of cases, arrested suspects and seized drug hauls, Deputy Minister of Public Security Senior Lieutenant General Le Quy Vuong reported on January 10.
Health

HCM City moves to lower HIV/AIDS numbers

Anti-retroviral therapy treatment will be expanded, and prevention and harm-reduction measures increased to reduce the number of HIV/AIDS cases in Ho Chi Minh City, experts have said.
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Hanoi strives to improve HIV/AIDS treatment

Hanoi has committed to raising the quality of treatment for HIV carriers as well as expanding 18 medical facilities specialising in anti-retroviral (ARV) treatment in a move to contain and roll back the spread of the disease.
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Number of HIV cases comes down in Thua Thien-Hue

Vietnam’s anti-HIV/AIDS project has helped the central province of Thua Thien-Hue reduce the number of people affected by the disease from 100-132 cases each year during the 2006-2009 period to 70-98 in the 2010-2013 phase.
Tea seller devotes life to HIV/AIDS patients Society

Tea seller devotes life to HIV/AIDS patients

At Nhat Tan market in Hanoi’s Tay Ho district, 57-year-old Bui Thi Dong is known as "Dong AIDS" or "Dong Drugs". It's not because this lady has the disease or uses drugs, it’s because for over 13 years, she has been the last line of support for HIV/AIDS patients.
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Methadone treatment deemed a success

The capital city of Hanoi is aiming to widen its methadone treatment programme for drug addicts, as it is seen as an effective method in preventing HIV/AIDS.
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Da Nang Catholics work for better society

Catholics across the central city of Da Nang are set to uphold their solidarity and work harder for the sake of a wealthy and social vice-free society from now until 2018.
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VN seeks new ways in HIV/AIDS treatment

A delegation of Vietnamese health officials has visited Thailand to learn the country’s experience in seeking financial resources and supplies of antiretroviral (ARV) drugs for HIV/AIDS treatment.
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Tien Giang benefits from HIV/AIDS prevention project

As many as 23 communes and wards of southern Tien Giang province have benefited from the HIV/AIDS Prevention Project for Vietnam, which was jointly funded by the World Bank (WB) and the UK Department for International Development.