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Chevron Viet Nam donates $1million to fight HIV/AIDS in Viet Nam

Update: November, 30/2012 - 12:20

HA NOI (VNS)– Chevron Viet Nam today announced that US$1million of its donation to the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria will contribute to efforts being made to prevent HIV/AIDS transmitting from mother to child in Viet Nam.

"The donation to the Global Fund aims to provide HIV testing and consulting to pregnant women, and to provide antiretroviral drugs for pregnant women living with HIV and needing treatment," said the President of Chevron in Viet Nam, Hank Tomlinson.

The donation will also support some other HIV/AIDS prevention programmes in Viet Nam.

Reducing the risks of HIV transmitting from mother to child is one of the key targets of Viet Nam's national strategy for HIV/AIDS prevention up to 2020.

The $1 million donation belongs to a broader $25million commitment that Chevron has made to support the Global Fund from 2011-13 as it fights HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria.– VNS

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