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US provides grant for HIV/AIDS fight in Việt Nam

Update: August, 19/2016 - 10:45
The United States Agency for International Development has provided a five-year grant to Việt Nam’s Centre for Promotion of Quality of Life to strengthen community-led approaches to HIV prevention, care and treatment. — VNS Photo Thái Hà 

HCM CITY — The United States Agency for International Development has provided a five-year grant to Việt Nam’s Centre for Promotion of Quality of Life to strengthen community-led approaches to HIV prevention, care and treatment.

The USAID Enhanced Community HIV Link - Southern project, implemented in HCM City since 2014, will continue to deliver community-based HIV/AIDS services to men who have sex with men (MSM) and people living with HIV.

In the next two years it will serve more than 18,000 MSM and 1,550 people with HIV.

The objective is to enhance the response of local community-based organisations to HIV by strengthening their human, organisational and advocacy abilities.

The project will mobilise members of the local organisations to apply creative and effective approaches to detect new HIV cases and connect at-risk populations to health care.

Nearly 8,000 people who inject drugs, MSM and female sex workers and 2,000 people with HIV in HCM City, Cần Thơ and An Giang Province have benefited from the project so far.

It has also strengthened capacity for 23 community-based organisations working on HIV/AIDS in these places and facilitated co-ordination with key stakeholders at the provincial and national levels. — VNS

 

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