Global Fund continues supporting Việt Nam’s HIV, TB, malaria fight

Update: March, 07/2017 - 09:00
An activity run by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Việt Nam. — VNA/VNS File Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI – Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Mark Dybul has pledged to help Việt Nam maintain its achievements in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.

During a meeting in Hà Nội yesterday with Deputy Prime Minister Vũ Đức Đam, Dybul spoke highly of Việt Nam’s successes in AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria prevention, with falling fatalities from HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis and malaria in the pre-elimination phase.

The fund has so far provided nearly US$400 million in non-refundable aid for Việt Nam, with a large amount of the sum to fight HIV/AIDS.

Deputy PM Đam lauded the support of foreign countries and organisations, saying Việt Nam has made progress in public health care, including HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria prevention.

According to him, Việt Nam was one of the first countries to commit to the UN 90-90-90 Target, under which, 90 per cent of all people living with HIV know their HIV status, 90 per cent of all people with diagnosed HIV infection receive sustained antiretroviral (ARV) therapy and 90 per cent of those receiving ARV therapy have viral suppression.

Việt Nam aims to ensure sustainable results in HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria prevention by issuing policies and mechanisms via social and health insurance funds, target programmes and rallying public resources, he said.

He also expressed his hope to receive continued financial support from the fund, especially in the 2018-20 funding round. — VNS