|Savings books being given to HIV-positive children at a charity art event yesterday in Ha Noi. — Photo VNA
HA NOI (VNS) – International and domestic social organisations, enterprises and individuals donated more than VND5 billion (US$217,400) for HIV-positive people and AIDS patients at a charity event in Ha Noi yesterday.
The art event, entitled "Charity arms," jointly organised by the health ministry and Ha Noi City's People's Committee, was held on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Viet Nam's HIV/AIDS prevention programme and in response to the National Action Month for HIV/AIDS.
Over the last 25 years, the HIV/AIDS prevention programme has had several achievements, especially in the care of HIV-positive people and AIDS patients. Ha Noi is one of the cities that has supported and raised funds for these people.
Fifteen savings books, worth VND10 million each, were given to 15 HIV-infected children who are orphans or are living with needy families.
Over the last few years, international and domestic organisations, enterprises and individuals have assisted HIV-positive people and AIDS patients in Viet Nam through funds launched by the health ministry and Ha Noi authorities. — VNS