PEPFAR Allocates $1.4M for HIV/AIDS Initiatives in Vietnam
The U.S. embassy in Vietnam on Tuesday announced that President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief will allocate $1.4 million to three HIV/AIDS initiatives in Vietnam, the Thanh Nien News reports.
For one of the initiatives, PEPFAR will provide support and distribute grants to the Center for Community Health Promotion, CARE International in Vietnam, the Health and Environment Services Development and Investment, and the Italian nongovernmental organizations CESVI. The NGO will provide support for HIV-positive people, orphans and vulnerable children through September 2009 in the Quang Ninh province, Nghe An province and Hai Phong, according to Thanh Nien News (Tuong, Thanh Nien News, 7/2).
For the second program, PEPFAR will assist the Ministry of Education and Training in providing reproductive health and HIV/AIDS education to secondary school students (Vietnam News Brief Service, 7/2). Save the Children will implement the education programs in Ho Chi Minh City and Quang Nihn and Quang Tri provinces through September 2010.
The third initiative aims to improve services for women living with HIV/AIDS in Ho Chi Minh City and Hai Phong City. The Center for Community Health and Development, the Center for International Health and Development at Boston University and the Development Center for Promotion of Quality of Life will administer the program through September 2009.
Thanh Nien News reports that PEPFAR is providing $88 million to Vietnam for HIV/AIDS programs in 200 (Thanh Nien News, 7/2).