VN’s field hospital staff help South Sudan people in HIV/AIDS prevention

Thursday 02/01/2020 09:00

VGP - Viet Nam's level-2 field hospital in South Sudan has organized a number of activities celebrating the World AIDS Day to improve the awareness of local people in Bentiu about this disease, according to the information of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

According to the proposal of the Civil-Military Cooperation (CIMIC), Viet Nam's level-2 field hospital has sent officials and health staff to take part in the joint squad of United Nations Mission In South Sudan in Bentiu (UNMISS – Bentiu) to launch HIV/AIDS counseling and testing activities for local people in South Sudan in the Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites.

The hospital staff communicated with the local people about the danger of HIV/AIDS and how to protect themselves and take prevention measures, such as using condoms. 

Without suitable measures to prevent the transmissions of HIV/AIDS, within the next 20 years, as many as 80 million deaths of AIDS and 90 million people infected with HIV will be recorded in Africa. 

Currently, the UN has realized campaigns to end HIV/AIDS and invested around US$200 billion to prevent the transmissions of the disease. 

The participation of Viet Nam’s level-2 field hospital in the effort in South Sudan has been highly hailed by the organization board and the Civil-Military Cooperation.

Member of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Doctor Joseph Puok said that he is impressed by the work ethics of the Vietnamese doctors, expressing his hope to join hands with the Vietnamese doctors in the future. 

By Thuy Dung 

 

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