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US supports Vietnam’s HIV/AIDS program

In Uncategorized on June 3, 2010 at 2:10 pm

US supports Vietnam’s HIV/AIDS program

QĐND – Thursday, June 03, 2010, 20:58 (GMT+7)

PANO – A new HIV/AIDS program was launched at Hospital 87 in Nha Trang city, central province of Khanh Hoa, on June 2, 2010, expanding support from the US Government to the military medical system of Vietnam.

The program, which receives technical and financial support from the US Department of Defense through the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), will provide safe blood products and voluntary counseling and testing services to both civilian and military populations from Khanh Hoa and neighboring provinces.

On the same day, a ceremony launching a Blood Safety center was held.  “PEPFAR currently supports five Blood Safety centers in the military medical system located throughout the country; together we collect and produce tens of thousands of safe blood units, and overall affected better quality of care,” said Lieutenant General Chu Tien Cuong, Director of the Military Medicine Department, Vietnam Ministry of Defense at the ceremony.

Rear Admiral Michael H. Anderson, US Navy Surgeon General from the Pacific Command said that “Blood donation is the gift of life, and there is nothing more honorable than giving of one’s self to improve the health and well-being of someone else.”  

Mai Anh

Photo: full2faltu

Source: QDND

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