The Ninh Thuan provincial adminsitration began Thursday culling around 100,000 swifts raised for profitable nests at a local farm after the influenza A (H5N1) virus has been found among them for the first time in Vietnam and the world.
vendredi 19 avril 2013
jeudi 11 avril 2013
Concern about birth defects is deeply rooted in the country's recent history and has brought a surge in ultrasound checks
samedi 6 avril 2013
HO CHI MINH CITY — There had been some safe-sex campaigns in Vietnam before: university students walking around campus dressed up as condoms, a video game by U.S.A.I.D. teaching men to use protection with prostitutes and even a stylish condom dress designed for World AIDS day.
Vietnam’s Ministry of Health on April 5 sent an urgent dispatch to chairpersons in cities and provinces across the country for immediate implementation of preventive and precautionary measures against H7N9 virus, with reports of a more complicated development of the strain.
dimanche 31 mars 2013
Sanofi, a global and diversified healthcare leader, has started construction of project for a new manufacturing facility in Saigon High Tech Park - Ho Chi Minh City, during a ceremony in the presence of Christopher A Viehbacher, chief executive officer of Sanofi.
vendredi 21 décembre 2012
Vietnam is one of the first Southeast Asian countries to open a professional social work school, yet this profession hasn’t been ‘awakened’ until recently.
samedi 15 décembre 2012
Around 500,000 policyholders of health insurance in Ho Chi Minh City may be badly affected as of next year when the work permits of almost 20 private-owned local healthcare units become expired and thus they may not extend services.
dimanche 2 décembre 2012
At a meeting in the central city of Da Nang on November 26 to review the movement ‘Residents to participate in prevention of HIV/AIDS’, for the period 2008-2012 and to implement a national strategy until 2020, it was reported that Vietnam adds more than 1,000 new cases of HIV every month.
jeudi 18 octobre 2012
While global fast food brand names such as KFC, Lotteria, Jollibee, and Subway have become increasingly familiar to Vietnamese consumers, the local fast food market shares are expected to be rearranged as more players are jumping in the game.
DANANG – Danang City’s Sponsorship Association for Underprivileged Women and Children last week received financial assistance from organizations and individuals for the Danang Cancer Hospital that has been built thanks to the contributions of donors nationwide.
samedi 13 octobre 2012
Dr Do Thi Ngoc Diep, director of the City Nutrition Center, warned about obesity in children in the country at a seminar on "nutrition and physical exercise therapy in the treatment of obesity," held recently in Ho Chi Minh City.
mardi 9 octobre 2012
The number of obese people in Vietnam is at a high level, and it is forecasted to result in an increase of related diseases such as high blood pressure, heart disease, and sexual disorder, according to a survey.
samedi 6 octobre 2012
Experts warn that children born in the supposedly auspicious Year of the Dragon will face a demographic crunch later
vendredi 5 octobre 2012
The newly-issued hospital fees are still not estimated based on the seven price constituents. The Ministry of Health says in the future the hospital fees will include all of these factors, so the fees will increase. This will be done in parallel with the expansion of health insurance coverage to all people (especially disadvantaged subjects).
lundi 1 octobre 2012
Hanoi - Lack of funding to monitor migrant patterns in Vietnam risks worsening the spread of drug-resistant malaria, health experts said on the sidelines of a World Health Organization (WHO) annual regional meeting in Hanoi which closed on 28 September.
samedi 21 avril 2012
Ha Noi - Vietnam has asked international health experts to help investigate a mystery illness that has killed 19 people and sickened 171 others in an impoverished district in central Vietnam, an official said Friday.
mercredi 11 avril 2012
Nearly a third of pre-school children in Vietnam suffer from malnutrition and stunted
samedi 3 mars 2012
How to measure medical corruption? Tuan Anh Nguyen, a researcher at Hanoi University of Pharmacy, believes informal payments to doctors are "a dominant factor" in high prices of the older off-patent drugs that make up the lion's share of prescriptions in many emerging markets.
lundi 6 février 2012
Fees for hundreds of medical services at public hospitals are expected to increase up to five times the current rates issued in 1995, Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tuyen said at an online forum recently.
samedi 7 janvier 2012
A Vietnamese man was in a stable condition in hospital Friday after doctors removed a giant tumour from his right leg that weighed more than the rest of his body, hospital officials said.
lundi 12 décembre 2011
HANOI — A United Nations-appointed expert is urging Vietnam's government to close down rehabilitation centers for drug users and sex workers following criticism of abuses by an international rights group, calling them "counterproductive."
samedi 19 novembre 2011
Vietnam Ministry of Education and Training said at a meeting Thursday that more than 90 percent of schools in the country have hygienic toilets.
lundi 19 septembre 2011
HANOI - In a challenge to conventional scientific wisdom, a study in Vietnam has claimed that people in rural areas — not cities, as widely believed — face the highest risk of contracting dengue fever.
dimanche 11 septembre 2011
The Human Rights Watch’s recent report on forced labor and abuses in drug detention centres in Vietnam is groundless and distorts the reality in Vietnam with bad intention, the Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Nguyen Phuong Nga said in Hanoi on Sept. 9.
mercredi 7 septembre 2011
HANOI — An international human rights group urged Vietnam to shut down drug rehabilitation centers that it said subject inmates to abuse and forced labor. It also called Wednesday on international donors to check the programs they fund inside the centers for possible ties to human rights violations.
lundi 5 septembre 2011
The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) on Monday warned about a new mutant strain of the deadly bird flu H5N1 virus in China and Vietnam, saying there could be a "major resurgence" of the disease.
mercredi 17 août 2011
The death toll for hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) has climbed to 81 among 32,588 cases in 52 cities and provinces, according to the Vietnam Administration of Preventive Medicine.
mardi 16 août 2011
HANOI - A survey shows up to 90 per cent of country people who move to big cities aren't covered by social insurance and they don't qualify for subsidised care while they are away from their areas.
lundi 18 juillet 2011
HANOI - The Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources recently uncovered blood-sucking bugs in at least seven places in Ha Noi's inner districts including Ha Dong, Thanh Xuan and Gia Lam thanks to local resident reports.
dimanche 10 juillet 2011
The number of people suffering from diabetes in Ho Chi Minh City has doubled in the last 3 years by 8 percent and by more than 6 per cent throughout Vietnam since 2001.
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