New Chairman of National Committee for AIDS, Drug and Prostitution Prevention and Control announced
VGP - Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has assigned Deputy Prime Minister Tran Luu Quang as new Chairman of the National Committee for AIDS, Drug and Prostitution Prevention and Control.
This is part of Decision 270/QD-TTg, dated March 21, 2023 on the list of members of the National Committee for AIDS, Drug and Prostitution Prevention and Control.
Vice Chairpersons of the committee include Minister of Public Security To Lam, Minister of Labor, Invalids, and Social Affairs Dao Ngoc Dung, Minister of Health Dao Hong Lan and Vice President of the Viet Nam Fatherland Front Central Committee Truong Thi Ngoc Anh.
The National Committee for AIDS, Drug and Prostitution Prevention and Control is an inter-sectoral agency tasked to assist the Prime Minister in directing and coordinating efforts in the prevention and control of AIDS, drug abuse and prostitution.
The body supports the Prime Minister in directing the formulation of strategies, policies, programs and plans on the prevention and control of AIDS, drug crime and prostitution as well as supervising the implementation of the schemes and policies.
According to the Ministry of Health, for the first nine months of 2022, Viet Nam had about 250,000 people contracting HIV.
Nearly 220,000 people living with HIV are still alive, reported the ministry.
Over the past years, with efforts to implement HIV/AIDS prevention and control measures, Viet Nam has reduced by more than two-thirds of new infections and the number of deaths from AIDS compared to ten years ago.
However, medical workers warned of the complicated development of the HIV/AIDS pandemic and the high risk of a return of the disease as the country is making every effort to maintain the achievement of HIV/AIDS prevention and control as well as achieve the 95-95-95 target by 2025 to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030./.