The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) recently awarded a five-year grant to the Centre for Promotion of Quality of Life (LIFE), a Vietnamese organization, to strengthen community-led approaches to HIV prevention, care and treatment.
On this case, LIFE Centre organized a workshop to mark reached milestones with Community HIV Link-Southern Project on 25 Aug 2016. The project successfully delivered effective community-based HIV/AIDS services to 8,000 people who inject drugs, MSM and female sex workers and 2,000 PLHIV in Ho Chi Minh City, Can Tho and An Giang provinces. LIFE also kicked off the follow-on USAID grant entitled “Enhanced Community HIV Link-Southern at the workshop.
At the workshop, LIFE Centre also introduced the Community HIV Link-Southern project funded by USAID for the next 5 years (2016-2021). The USAID Enhanced Community HIV Link – Southern project, implemented in Ho Chi Minh City, will deliver effective community-based HIV/AIDS services to men who have sex with men (MSM) and people living with HIV (PLHIV). In the first two years, the project will significantly contribute toward the fight against HIV in Vietnam by serving more than 18,000 MSM and 1,550 PLHIV. The overarching objective is to enhance the response of local community-based organizations to the HIV epidemic by strengthening their human, organizational and advocacy ability. The project will mobilize members of these local organizations to apply creative and effective approaches to detect new HIV cases and connect at-risk populations to health care.