Tag Archives: Viet Nam

AIDS 2014: Harm reduction and drug policy — no one left behind

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Science Speaks is live-blogging from AIDS 2014 in Melbourne, Australia through the week, with updates on research, policy and insights from the 20th International AIDS Conference. MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – During the Wednesday opening plenary session, a medical doctor from Viet Nam presented a compelling overview of how her country’s policies regarding drug users evolved over […]

CDC Global Health Security projects speed improvements to infectious disease responses

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MMWR reports: Six-month pilot efforts in Uganda, Vietnam brought measurable gains, pinpointed challenges Prompted by the emergence of new public health threats as well as the return of old ones in an era of unprecedented international trade and travel, the 2005 International Health Regulations established universal standards and systems to control infectious outbreaks worldwide. But, […]

Building drug detention center monitoring into Viet Nam’s grant terms, Global Fund takes step to address human rights concerns

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At what point does help become harm? And at what point can funders use their clout to stop harm? Those are  questions facing health and human rights donors giving aid to countries where the people at the highest risk of disease are further threatened by government laws and policies that sanction their detention, forced labor, […]

Will what’s past be prologue for global AIDS responses? Stories from around the world raise questions in what we’re reading . . .

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“Tipping point” reached after rise in Phillipines HIV/AIDS cases? The HIV epidemic in the Philippines is relatively new, and relatively small, but its hardest hit populations, particularly gay men, are vulnerable and marginalized. You read the headline, and then you spend the rest of the article looking for the unexpected twist that will bring good […]

Viet Nam Hosts Stop TB Partnership Coordinating Board–Showcases Progress in Fighting TB and HIV/TB Co-Infection

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This post is by Global Center Director Christine Lubinski. Viet Nam was an fitting spot for last week’s meeting of the Stop TB Partnership Coordinating  Board, since the country’s anti-TB efforts demonstrate both the challenges and the potential for progress in  combating this deadly disease. Viet Nam’s Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Health welcomed members […]