Vietnam spends over US $24 million on HIV/AIDS control
The money, coming from both the State and provincial budgets, has covered all aspects of the fight ranging from public education on the deadly disease's risks to medical treatment and consultation for HIV carriers.
For the period from 2001-2007, the Government has also received US $185 million in aid for the fight from international agencies, foreign Governments and non-Governmental organisations, Nhan said.
As a result, the country began curbing the increase in the number of HIV/AIDS patients and mitigated the epidemic's impact on the society, especially children.
She was committed to proper State budget allocations for the national action plan on HIV/AIDS control up to 2010 and the Vision 2020 strategy in order to speed up the fight, focusing on children.
Efforts will be made to mobilise the entire society and domestic communities to take care of disadvantaged children, especially HIV-infected or HIV/AIDS-affected children, Nhan said.