The National Hospital for Tropical Diseases (NHTD)
The National Hospital for Tropical Diseases (NHTD), which is located in Hanoi, Vietnam, is our primary Vietnamese collaborator. NHTD helps coordinate local, regional, and national HIV training courses for physicians and nurses. Trainings are led by our faculty in collaboration with Vietnamese colleagues from the NHTD and other institutions.
The Vietnam Administration of HIV/AIDS Control
The Vietnam Administration of HIV/AIDS Control (VAAC) was established in May, 2005, to provide technical guidance to the Vietnamese Ministry of Health (MOH) on HIV/AIDS prevention and control throughout the country.
The Provincial AIDS Committee of Ho Chi Minh City
The Provincial AIDS Committee of Ho Chi Minh City (PAC of HCMC) is our collaborator in the southern part of Vietnam. HAIVN partners with the PAC of HCMC and the HCMC Tropical Disease Hospital to coordinate local and regional HIV training courses for physicians and nurses. PAC of HCMC is responsible for building a network of HIV medical staff that will provide HIV/AIDS treatment in the region.
The Vietnam Nurses Association
HAIVN partners with the Vietnam Nurses Association on nurse training activities.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Global AIDS Program
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Global AIDS Program (CDC GAP) is a US Government (USG) initiative aimed at providing financial and technical assistance to resource-limited countries challenged by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The USG recognizes that the HIV/AIDS pandemic is a public health emergency of unprecedented scale and complexity and that USG agencies must work closely with host governments and other organizations trying to respond to it. The initiative began in 1999, supporting several sub-Saharan African countries, but has grown substantially since that time, with programs now in 25 countries. In Asia, GAP is providing financial and technical support to Vietnam, Cambodia, China, India, and Thailand.
President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief
President George W. Bush announced the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in 2003. The 15 focus countries collectively represent approximately 50 percent of HIV-infected persons worldwide. Under the leadership of the US Global AIDS Coordinator, USG agencies work collaboratively to implement the plan in each country. Vietnam became a focus country of PEPFAR in June, 2004.
Harvard Medical School
Harvard Medical School (HMS) is a prominent institution of medical education located in Boston, Massachusetts. The school was founded in 1782. HMS has a large and distinguished faculty to support its missions of education, research, and clinical care. It is actively engaged in international HIV/AIDS work through the Division of AIDS.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) is a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School located in Boston, Massachusetts. It was formed out of the 1996 merger of Beth Israel Hospital (founded in 1916) and New England Deaconess Hospital (founded in 1896). Located in the Longwood Medical and Academic Area, BIDMC is the flagship hospital of the Caregroup Healthcare System and is consistently ranked as one of the best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report.