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National meeting on the occasion of 2018 National Action Month on AIDS and World AIDS Day

Your Excellency Madame Nguyen Thi Kim Thien, Minister of Health and Vice Chair of the National Committee for AIDS, Drugs and Prostitution Prevention and Control, Your Excellency Mr Huynh Cach Mang, Vice Chair of the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City, Madame Mary Tarnowka, Consul General of the United States for Ho Chi Minh City Distinguished guests, colleagues and friends, On behalf of the United Nations Joint Team on HIV in Viet Nam, it is a great honour and pleasure to join World AIDS Day national celebration this year in Ho Chi Minh City, one of the global fast…

Ha Noi’s Meeting on Fast Track and Implementing 90-90-90 Targets

Your Excellency, Le Hong Son, Vice Chairman of Ha Noi People’s Committee, Your Excellency, Nguyen Thanh Long, Vice Minister of Health, Leaders of VAAC, Ha Noi Department of Health and Ha Noi Centre for Preventive Medicines, Distinguished guests, colleagues and friends, Good afternoon. In September 2015, all member states of the UN adopted the 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development with its 17 goals. “Ending AIDS” is a cross-cutting theme across several goals in the SDGs, and specifically targeted in Goal #3 on good health and well-being for all. In line with the goal, UNAIDS developed the Fast-Track Strategy to accelerate…

National meeting and parade on the occasion of 2017 National Action Month on AIDS and World AIDS Day

Your Excellency, Vu Du Dam, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the National Committee for AIDS, Drugs and Prostitution Prevention and Control, Your Excellency Madame Nguyen Thi Kim Tien, Minister of Health, Leaders of the Communist Party and People’s Committee of Hai Duong,   Distinguished guests, colleagues and friends, On behalf of the United Nations Joint Team on HIV in Viet Nam, I am very honoured to join World AIDS Day celebration in Hai Duong city, marking another year of progress on the world’s and Viet Nam’s determined journey towards ending AIDS by 2030. Thanks to strong political commitment, leadership,…

National Assembly’s Social Affairs Committee consultation meeting “Southern Elected Representatives with Healthcare and HIV Policy”

Mr. Dang Thuan Phong, Vice Chair-person of the National Assembly’s Committee on Social Affairs, Mr. Bui Ngoc Chuong, Standing Member, National Assembly’s Committee on Social Affairs, Dr. Nguyen Hoang Long, Director General of Viet Nam Administration for HIV/AIDS Control, Members of the National Assembly of Viet Nam, Distinguished guests, I am very honored to be with you here today, on behalf of UNAIDS, for this consultation on HIV and the draft project on “Protection and improvement of people’s health in the new situation”. Thanks to strong political commitment and leadership as well as huge investments and efforts in strong partnership…

Mid-year review meeting of the National AIDS Programme

Dear Vice Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long, Colleagues and friends, It is a great pleasure to join you for this 2017 mid year review of the national HIV response and I wish to sincerely thank VAAC for the kind invitation and opportunity to share some messages on behalf of the development partners working on HIV. This review comes at a critical time. Viet Nam has made impressive progress towards achieving the 90-90-90 targets and remains strongly committed to them. The nation’s unabated leadership to fast track the HIV response is recognized regionally and globally. Reviewing progress, challenges and opportunities…

Speech by UNAIDS at the meeting on “Strengthening the partnership between social organizations and community–based organizations and the national HIV response”

His Excellency Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam, His Excellency VUSTA President Dang Vu Minh, Colleagues and friends, Good morning: I am very happy to be with you, the civil society partners working in the HIV response in Viet Nam. Today we will be discussing how we can further strengthen the partnership between community-based organizations and the national response, toward our common goal of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030. Last November, the Fast-Track approach toward ending AIDS was introduced. We knew then that the global partners, as well as the high burden countries including Viet Nam, support this approach….

2016 World AIDS Day Message by UN General Secretary Ban Ki-moon

Thirty-five years since the emergence of AIDS, the international community can look back with some pride. But we must also look ahead with resolve and commitment to reach our goal of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030. There has been real progress in tackling the disease. More people than ever are on treatment. Since 2010, the number of children infected through mother to child transmission has dropped by half. Fewer people die of AIDS related causes each year. And people living with HIV are living longer lives. The number of people with access to life-saving medicines has doubled over the…

Speech by UNAIDS at the national meeting in observation of 2016 World AIDS Day

Your Excellency Vice Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long, Member of the National Committee for AIDS, Drugs and Prostitution Prevention and Control, Your Excellency Vice Chairperson of Da Nang Provincial People’s Committee Dang Viet Dung, Distinguished guests, colleagues and friends, I am honoured to mark World AIDS Day this year on behalf of the United Nations Joint Team on HIV in Viet Nam. This is the second year Viet Nam observes World AIDS Day with the determination to achieve the 90-90-90 targets, toward Ending AIDS by 2030. I salute your strong will to keep up that commitment. Today in Viet…

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