The VHATTC provides capacity building and technology transfer in addiction treatment to prevent the harmful effects of substance use and, especially, HIV/AIDS on drug users, their families, and the community.
The VHATTC Coordination Office is located in the Center for Research and Training on HIV/AIDS (CREATA) at Hanoi Medical University (HMU). VHATTC is under the direct leadership of the HMU Rector, with close involvement of the Department of Psychiatry and Institute of Preventive Medicine and Public Health.
Our capacity building aims to, first, facilitate the expansion of methadone treatment in Vietnam, and, second, to develop addiction medicine, in general, and substance abuse treatment, in particular in Vietnam.
Towards a Comprehensive Care for HIV-infected Substance Users: Integration of SUD, HIV and Other Health Services
On June 4th, 2014, the Vietnam HIV Addiction Technology Transfer Center (VHATTC) – Hanoi Medical University continued to organize a training session titled “Strategic use of antiretroviral treatment and prevention for HIV infection - Evidence and implication for Vietnam,” presented by Dr Masaya Kato - communicable disease group coordinator, and HIV team leader at WHO Viet Nam Country Office
In May 2014, Hanoi Medical University held four training sessions successfully named “Opioid substitution treatment program using Methadone” for more than 400 trainees. These training sessions included 2 training sessions for trainees coming from the Southwards provinces, such as Tay Ninh, Dong Nai, Bac Lieu, Thua Thien Hue, Binh Thuan, Dong Thap, Ca Mau, Ho Chi Minh City and Ben Tre and 2 others for trainees coming from the Northwards provinces, such as Ha Tinh, Lai Chau, Yen Bai, Thai Nguyen, Thanh Hoa, Nghe An, Hung Yen, Phu Tho, Son La, Quang Binh, Quang Tri, Hai Phong and Dien Bien. The training courses were organized under the sponsorship program of Project Management Board of Global Fund for HIV/AIDS and Family Health International (FHI360).
Toward the approach of multidisciplinary addiction treatment, on April 28th, 2014, the Vietnam HIV Addiction Technology Transfer Center (VHATTC) – Hanoi Medical University continued to organize upcoming lectures in the lecture series on Addiction Medicine regarding “Alcohol and Drug Dependence Treatment.” Honorable speaker of the lecture was Dr. Nguyen Minh Tuan with many other participants working in the field of addiction treatment and HIV.
From April 14th to April 19th, 2014, the Vietnam HIV Addiction Technology Transfer Center (VHATTC), Hanoi Medical University held a training session named “Opioid substitution treatment program using Methadone” in HACINCO hotel. The training session consisted of 76 trainees coming from many provinces across the nation, such as Thai Binh, Long An, Tuyen Quang, Hoa Binh and Bac Kan. The training course was organized under the sponsorship program of Project Management Board of HIV/AIDS Asia Regional Program in Vietnam. The training course ended successfully with more than 70 trainees having completed the final exam and received certificates.