Vietnam Needs $348M to $595M To Fund HIV/AIDS Prevention, Treatment Services Until 2010, Official Says
Vietnam needs between $348 million and $595 million in order to improve HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment services through 2010, Deputy Health Minister Trinh Quan Huan said on Wednesday at a two-day conference held in Hanoi, Vietnam, by the Government Office, the Vietnam News Brief Service reports. The funding is necessary to reach the country's target of reducing HIV prevalence to below 0.3% by 2010, according to the Vietnam News Brief Service. According to a report released at the conference, Vietnam in December 2005 recorded 104,111 HIV-positive people, including 17,289 AIDS cases and 10,071 deaths from AIDS-related complications. The country in 2005 recorded 13,731 newly diagnosed cases of HIV-positive people, 2,861 of whom had developed AIDS and 1,673 of whom died, the Vietnam News Brief Service reports (Vietnam News Brief Service, 3/16).This is part of the Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.