Global Fund to allocate US $170 million to Vietnam for HIV prevention
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria announced that Vietnam will provide US$ 170 million for HIV prevention through 2020.
This was announced on April 16 at a conference in the city of Dalat (Vietnam), in which the implementation of the Global Fund strategy for the period from 2018 to 2020 was discussed.
The participants of the event analyzed the results of the Foundation's recent work, shared experience, ideas and successful models of effective service delivery.
By the end of last year, the Global Fund had provided treatment to almost 50,000 people living with HIV/AIDS in Vietnam and had provided ARV drugs to all HIV-positive children in the country (about 5,000). In addition, the organization provided millions of needles for syringes and condoms absolutely free of charge to drug users.
In 2017, within the framework of HIV/AIDS prevention activities in Vietnam, a program of treatment of 24,000 drug users with an HIV-positive status was implemented, as well as a comprehensive service plan to combat tuberculosis co-infection in 30 cities and provinces of the country. The data shows that last year more than 60,000 people with tuberculosis underwent a survey, which is 80% of the target audience of HIV-positive people.
In addition, the Foundation supported the authorities in organizing training courses on TB/HIV services, HIV-positive care, and testing in small communities.
The Global Fund expects to maintain and improve basic preventive services for HIV-positive people and their partners in Vietnam over the next two years. In particular, the fund plans to reduce the number of new cases of HIV via injection by 25%, and sexual transmission by 20% compared to 2015.
Photo: WHO Buro in Vietnam/C. Doan