VWU and “the greater role of people living with HIV/AIDS”
Ten United Nations Volunteers have been recruited for implementing the three-year project’s initial activities.
The Greater Involvement of People Living with HIV/AIDS (GIPA) project has been developed in support of the National Strategy on HIV/AIDS and is approved by Prime Minister Pham Gia Khiem. The US$-667,000 project is supported by donors like BMZ (Germany), the UN Volunteers (UNV) programme’s Special Voluntary Fund, PEPFAR (USA), and AusAID (Australia).
Eight UN Volunteers from
The volunteers, with technical support from UNV programme and UNAIDS, will work closely with VWU at various levels and act as organizers and peer educators for different activities. These activities will involve people living with HIV/AIDS in Ha Noi, Hai Phong, Quang Ninh, and
"Although it takes a huge effort, people living with HIV/AIDS know they can lead healthy and meaningful lives, while contributing to their families and society. Everyone needs to understand that being infected by HIV/AIDS is not the end of life. With treatment, care and support, people can live well with HIV/AIDS," she added. "Together we can make a better life for all."
The project has five main components: training and support for people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS; helping them access treatment and other services; reducing stigma and discrimination; promoting understanding and support of GIPA, and providing opportunities for voluntary participation of people living with HIV/AIDS.
"For the first time in
Over the past decade, VWU has become one of the strong mass organizations involved in HIV/AIDS work, and particularly in speaking out against stigma and discrimination. VWU and the UN are jointly managing this project, along with other HIV/AIDS-related work, including promoting gender equality, reproductive health, capacity development; family life and parenthood education; and issues around domestic violence.
For more information, please contact:
Nguyen Thi Binh
Vietnam Women’s Union
Tel: 04.972 0056/971 5034
Mr. Tran Nam Anh
United Nations Volunteers
Tel: 04-9421495 Ext.: 185
Ms. Le Thu Ha
Tel: 04- 734 2824
Ms. Nancy Fee
UNAIDS Country Coordinator
Tel: 04- 734 2824