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Civil Society Organizations played a significant role in HIV/AIDS prevention
Ngày 24 tháng 10 năm 2018
On the 10th January, in Hanoi the workshop on “The roles of civil society organizations in HIV/AIDS prevention in Vietnam” organized by VCSPA with the support from SCDI had taken place. The Department for Legal Affairs – Ministry of Public Security, Hanoi AIDS Center, UNAIDS, UNODC, USAID, and HPI/Abt. Associates etc had participated and contributed inputs and recommendations on the roles of civil society organizations such as local NGOs, CBOs and faith-based organizations in the HIV national strategic plan.
According to UNGASS report in 2010 of the Government submitted to the United Nations, civil society organizations in Vietnam had provided 50-75% family-based care services for PLHIV, 25–50% care services for OVC, 25–50% prevention services for MSM and youths.
Authority agencies and international NGOs also said the government should have a support mechanism for effective activities.
"The participation of different agencies, social and international organizations has helped the HIV/AIDS prevention to be integrated, diversity and flourish; gradually preventing the transmission rate, reducing incidence and AIDS-related deaths. However, the government needs to have a support mechanism for effective activities” Mr. Nguyen Van Tien – Vice Chair of the National Committee on Social Affairs of the National Assembly said.
Mr. Mai Xuan Phuong Mai – Deputy Head of the Communication & Community Mobilization Department, VAAC, encouraged civil society organizations to have close connections with government authorities to be updated on strategies, policies and to have better collaboration.