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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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mercredi 30 décembre 2015

Hundreds sent to hospital after mass food poisoning in Vietnam

Hundreds of workers at a Hong Kong-owned garment factory in Vietnam which makes lingerie for labels like Victoria's Secret and Wacoal have been hospitalised with food-poisoning, state media reported Tuesday.

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dimanche 27 décembre 2015

Vietnam health officials seek to calm parents, promise no more vaccine frenzy

The Ministry of Health has promised adequate supply of a vaccine that is highly sought after by Vietnamese parents, following a chaotic scene in front of a medical center in Hanoi.

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vendredi 25 décembre 2015

Employee shortage poses risk to HIV fight

Authorities in Son La Province, a northern border province infamous for drug smuggling and the HIV/AIDS epidemic, decided to lay off all non-permanent medical workers at methadone centres in the area.

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Women worker reproductive health spending an investment

At labour-intensive manufacturing firms that depend mostly on women workers, employees' sexual and reproductive health issues have an impact on cost, productivity, workers' loyalty, and labour relations, experts have said.

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lundi 14 décembre 2015

Cancer burden in Vietnam ; P2 – The culprits

Causes of cancer may range from exposure to toxic chemicals, environmental pollution to viruses.

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dimanche 1 novembre 2015

Corruption, mistreatment found at Vietnam's center for mental health patients

Vietnamese inspectors have found a range of violations at the Social Support Center in Nghe An Province, including embezzlement of funds and mistreatment of mental health patients.

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vendredi 30 octobre 2015

Number of accidents in Viet Nam down 11%

The first ten months of the year saw fewer traffic accidents in Viet Nam, with just around 18,440 incidents, down 11 per cent compared to the same period last year.

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lundi 12 octobre 2015

Outrage in Vietnam over curtailing abortions

Proposed restrictions to Vietnam's relatively lax abortion laws have sparked an outcry from the public and health officials, who say the new conditions would be insensitive to rape victims and unworkable.

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dimanche 11 octobre 2015

Vietnam to include doctor wages in hospital fees, upsetting uninsured patients

Patients are expected to pay more at state-owned hospitals in Vietnam as many expenses, including doctor wages, will be counted in the medical services there, under a roadmap set by the Ministry of Health.

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mardi 16 juin 2015

Foreigners can call trilingual helplines to get MERS-related information in Vietnam

The Hanoi health authorities have established a hotline in Vietnamese and English and another in Korean to provide advice on Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) caused by the coronavirus.

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