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Central city to improve healthcare for HIV/AIDS kids

Update: November, 05/2016 - 09:00
Representatives of Đà Nẵng city’s Foreign Affairs department and the Việt Nam Health Improvement Project (VNHIP) inked an agreement on improving health care for kids with HIV/AIDS in the city in 2017-21. VNS Photo Trần Phương Thảo
Viet Nam News

ĐÀ NẴNG — The central city’s Foreign Affairs department and the Việt Nam Health Improvement Project (VNHIP) have inked a new agreement on improving health care for kids with HIV/AIDS in the city in 2017-21.

The project will aim to provide scholarships, school facilities, health care, and life-skills training, and to support the children’s families with a livelihood.

As planned, the project will focus on the first 50 kids and young people under 25 who have HIV/AIDS, as well as on their families.

The city has 100 kids who have HIV/AIDS.

The central city was among the top locals raising efforts to control the number of new HIV cases as it controlled a ratio of 0.15 per cent of HIV cases among the population since 2008. 

VNHIP, which has been working in central Việt Nam since 2008 to ensure that the most disadvantaged and marginalised people have equal access to quality health care and health education, is operating with some projects in Quảng Nam Province.

Việt Nam hopes to reduce the number of people with HIV to 0.3 per cent by 2020. — VNS  

 

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