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HIV/AIDS Prevention Education(2009~2010)

Vietnam’s total number of HIV cases is expanding, particularly in Ho Chi Minh City. The University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Ho Chi Minh (UMP) learned about the HIV/AIDS prevention education PHJ-Thailand has implemented for 10 years. In 2007, UMP sent two students to receive training in Thailand. The students reported the details of their training in peer education to UMP, and UMP consequently requested establishing a cooperation agreement with PHJ. UMP formed a project team consisting of professors and student representatives to implement knowledge education and leadership training. The UMP students had sufficient medical knowledge, but lacked leadership training necessary for peer education. PH-Japan and PHJ-Thailand participated in the program.

PHJ organized three workshops and trained 120 peer leaders. In April 2010, these peer leaders organized peer education; 200 students participated in the two-day knowledge and skill training session. The transfer of the program over to Vietnam was completed at the end of this workshop, and UMP assumed peer training responsibilities from that point on.