Int’l community continues help Viet Nam fight HIV/AIDS
At the mid-term Consultative Group (CG) Meeting in Ha Long last weekend, the United Nations pledged to continue its aid to
Other donors also cited HIV/AIDS as a challenge to
According to the Health Ministry, the international community has funded a total of 29 HIV/AIDS projects with a combined capital of 103 million USD since 1999.
Those projects focusing on implementing nine action plans under the National HIV/AIDS Control Programme by 2010 and Vision 2020, which was approved by the Prime Minister, have been carried out effectively, said the Ministry.
Prominent among these was the
The country will need over 518 million USD to carry out HIV/AIDS control programmes between 2007-2010.
On its own,
According to the HIV/AIDS Prevention Department, the State budget allocations for HIV/AIDS prevention increased from 45 billion VND per year in the 1995-1999 period to 80 billion VND in the 2004-2006 period. The figure for this year is estimated at over 440 billion VND.
The government aims to fulfill the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) of reducing HIV infection rate to 0.3 percent of the population in 2010.
To support the battle legally, a series of documents have been issued to create a framework for anti-HIV/AIDS activities, particularly the HIV/AIDS Prevention Law which became effective on January 1, 2007.
Although awareness of HIV/AIDS prevention has been raised,
By March 31, 2007,