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vendredi 16 février 2018

Surgical robots used in more hospitals in Vietnam

Only one hospital in Vietnam was equipped with surgical robots in 2014, but the figure had increased to four by the end of 2017.

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mercredi 3 janvier 2018

Patient satisfaction critical factor in hospital ranking

Phạm Văn Tác, Director General of the health ministry's Department of Organisation and Personnel, talks to Hải Quan (Customs) on why patient dissatisfaction persists despite various efforts to improve healthcare services in the country.

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mardi 2 janvier 2018

Vietnam imposes heavier penalties on filthy food producers, traders

Those who produce or trade dirty food in Vietnam can be sentenced up to 20 years in prison, local media reported on Tuesday.

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mercredi 13 décembre 2017

Vietnam detects over 100,000 tuberculosis patients annually

Vietnam spots 105,000-106,000 tuberculosis (TB) patients each year, and it aims to eliminate the disease by 2030, the country's National Lung Hospital said on Wednesday.

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jeudi 30 novembre 2017

Food poisoning fatalities in Vietnam nearly double in 11 months

Vietnam witnessed 102 food poisoning cases between January and November, which sickened 3,147 people and killed 22, its Preventive Health Department said Thursday.

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mercredi 22 novembre 2017

Pollution, lifestyles raise death rate

Health Minister Nguyễn Thị Kim Tiến said yesterday that non-infectious diseases were the leading cause of death in Việt Nam and had become a socio-economic burden.

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samedi 23 septembre 2017

Malaria warning as resistant strain spreads to Vietnam

A form of malaria that is resistant to standard treatment has spread to Vietnam for the first time, researchers warned Friday.

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jeudi 21 septembre 2017

Superbug’s spread to Vietnam threatens malaria control

Vietnam’s main malaria treatment is failing at an alarming rate because of a highly drug-resistant superbug that has spread into the southern part of the country from western Cambodia, scientists said Thursday.

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mercredi 16 août 2017

Vietnam's finance ministry proposes raising VAT to 12%

Vietnam's finance ministry said it has proposed increasing value-added tax (VAT) to 12% in 2019, from 10% currently, as part of measures to reduce record public debt.

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vendredi 26 mai 2017

Teeth fixed on holiday

Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Tourism aims to focus on travellers who want to fix their teeth.

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samedi 28 janvier 2017

Vietnam struggling with ageing population

Vietnam’s population is ageing quickly. In 2017, more than 10 per cent of the population will be 60 and older, and in 15–20 years the elderly will account for one third of the total population.

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Vietnam’s health insurance system aims to prevent fraud

The health insurance medical information system in Vietnam , rolled out last June, is the optimal solution to ensure transparency and prevent insurance fraud.

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jeudi 5 janvier 2017

Việt Nam expected to produce mixed vaccines in coming years

Việt Nam is expected to produce six-in-one vaccines in 2017 or 2018 and by 2020 these will be used widely in the country, according to the health ministry.

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Urban kids not getting enough exercise in Việt Nam

It is accepted by everyone that children need plenty of regular physical exercise, but parents in major cities are not doing enough to ensure this, experts say.

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vendredi 23 décembre 2016

The mystery of Vietnam’s ten ‘cancer villages’

Two units under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and the Ministry of Health are at each other’s throats over a list of villages the former believes to have cancer rates higher than the country’s average.

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mardi 29 novembre 2016

VN faces big deficit in HIV/AIDS funding

Việt Nam will face a huge budget deficit in health services for people with HIV/AIDS in the next five years, an official from the HIV/AIDS Prevention Agency, Dương Thúy Anh, said yesterday at a conference on insurance payments for ARV therapy.

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jeudi 24 novembre 2016

In Vietnam, cancer patients duped into big spending on bogus remedies

Cancer patients in Vietnam are falling prey to scams targeting their helpless situation, resulting in serious medical complications and the loss of large amounts of money.

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mardi 25 octobre 2016

500 drug addicts escape rehab in Vietnam

More than 500 addicts have escaped from a drug rehabilitation centre in southern Vietnam.

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vendredi 7 octobre 2016

Vietnam comes in at 78th in global ranking of cancer

Cancer awareness among the public is poor, leading to late disagnosis and delayed treatment.

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lundi 15 août 2016

Dengue outbreaks feared in southern Vietnam

The number of dengue fever cases is on the rise even as major outbreaks are forecast in southern provinces, according to the Ho Chi Minh City-based Pasteur Institute.

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vendredi 29 juillet 2016

Vietnam reports surge in dengue infections

The number of people coming down with dengue fever in Vietnam in the first seven months of 2016 has seen a 260 percent from a year ago, local media reported Wednesday, citing government data.

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mercredi 22 juin 2016

Vietnam’s city setting up club to help sex workers

A club for women at high risk of falling into prostitution will be set up in Ho Chi Minh (HCM) City to apprise the women about labor laws and test them for sexually transmitted disease, a city official said.

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jeudi 21 avril 2016

Fish die en masse from unknown cause in central Vietnam

Authorities in several central Vietnamese provinces are scratching their heads over the cause behind the mass fish death discovered along the coastline and at local fish farms.

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mercredi 20 avril 2016

Dengue fever vaccine expected in Vietnam

Vietnam is expected to generalize the first-ever vaccine for the mosquito-borne disease dengue fever, after the completion of its experimental phase, according to the local drug administration.

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mercredi 6 avril 2016

Vietnam confirms first Zika virus cases

Two Vietnamese women have tested positive for the Zika virus, the Ministry of Health said on Tuesday, the first confirmed cases of the mosquito-transmitted infection in the Southeast Asian country.

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mardi 29 mars 2016

Vietnam’s battle with tuberculosis

Dr. Bui Xuan Hiep, the head of tuberculosis control in this city’s Hoang Mai district, paged proudly through a large handwritten patient log.

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lundi 14 mars 2016

In Vietnam, private hospitals locked in survival struggle

Two-thirds of the 180 private hospitals in Vietnam are struggling to make a profit in the face of public infirmaries being overcrowded, according to the Private Hospital Association.

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samedi 6 février 2016

Blood donors multiply, but shortage continues in Vietnam

Despite the increase in blood-donation drives and awareness efforts, only 60 per cent of Vietnam’s demand for potentially life-saving blood is being met.

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jeudi 14 janvier 2016

Vietnam : Head transplant volunteers being sought for controversial surgery at Hanoi hospital

Head transplant volunteers are being sought by a hospital in Hanoi, Vietnam. The deputy director of the Vietnam-Germany Hospital said he hopes to bring the surgery to the country if Sergio Canavero is successful in his attempt to transplant the head of a person onto the body of another.

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mardi 12 janvier 2016

Vietnam reacts after Taiwanese reports of toxic Vietnamese-made chopsticks

While Taiwanese media have recently reported that several disposable chopsticks imported from Vietnam have been found containing toxic chemicals, Vietnamese makers of the common utensils assert that they have never used any toxins in production.

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