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vendredi 31 mai 2019

Vietnam culls 2 million pigs, urges whole nation to fight swine fever

Vietnam said on Friday (May 31) it has culled 2 million pigs in a bid to curb an outbreak of deadly African swine fever and called on the entire nation to join the fight against the rapidly spreading disease.

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jeudi 25 avril 2019

Vietnam's top tourist destinations hit by alarming UV levels

Tourism hotspots took on a new meaning in Vietnam Wednesday with the ultraviolet index there jumping to “extremely dangerous” levels.

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vendredi 12 avril 2019

Cancer-causing herbicides banned in Vietnam

Authorities to recall and destroy herbicides a year after ban takes effect, while Thailand says it will ban glyphosate, paraquat and chlorpyrifos in 2021

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jeudi 7 mars 2019

Vietnam calls for 'drastic measures' to fight African swine fever

Vietnam’s prime minister has called for “drastic measures” to fight the spread of African swine fever in the Southeast Asian country, state media reported on Tuesday.

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mercredi 20 février 2019

Vietnam confirms first African swine fever cases on three farms

African swine fever has been detected on three farms in Vietnam, authorities said on Tuesday, the first confirmed cases of the highly contagious disease in the Southeast Asia country.

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mercredi 30 janvier 2019

Patient sings during first awake brain surgery in Vietnam

A male patient sang as he underwent an operation on his brain tumour while fully conscious, the first such procedure in Vietnam.

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mardi 29 janvier 2019

Graying Vietnam can’t afford to get old

Vietnam's socialized healthcare system looks hale on the surface but shifting demographics and financial woes point to ill-health ahead

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lundi 28 janvier 2019

Vietnam to install microchip in patients’ health insurance cards by 2020

The Vietnam Insurance Agency said that it would complete the issuance of electronic health insurance cards which will be installed with microchips to follow patients’ health records by early 2020.

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jeudi 24 janvier 2019

Public healthcare in Vietnam drops ‘the public’

The ruling Communist Party of Vietnam increasingly sees public health as a financial burden and is now weaning the country’s healthcare system off of its subsidies, Minh Vo writes.

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samedi 12 janvier 2019

More than 6 million Vietnamese are disabled

About 13 per cent of the Vietnamese population, or almost 12 million people, live in households with disabled members.

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vendredi 7 décembre 2018

Vietnam steps up measures to prevent African swine fever

Vietnamese authorities on Wednesday conducted drills to prevent the spread of African swine fever should there be an outbreak of the disease in the country, as the risks of transmission from neighboring China increase.

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lundi 29 octobre 2018

Food poisoning deaths in Vietnam fall in 10 months

Ten people died among 2,237 food poisoning sufferers in Vietnam between January and October, the country's Preventive Health Department said Monday.

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dimanche 28 octobre 2018

Across Vietnam, squalid school toilets endanger students’ health

Children dread using them even if there are enough to go around, which there often aren’t.

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lundi 25 juin 2018

Soft drinks set to give Vietnam very hard time

WHO rings alarm bells, saying skyrocketing consumption can trigger obesity epidemic and attendant health risks.

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lundi 4 juin 2018

Vietnam reports more suspected bird flu cases

Five more medical workers here have shown A/H1N1 influenza symptoms, raising the total suspected and confirmed cases to 28, including 16 confirmed ones, the municipal Preventive Medicine Center said Monday.

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dimanche 3 juin 2018

Smoke smoking : WHO wants Vietnam to raise tobacco taxes

Vietnam’s current tobacco tax only accounts for 35 percent of retail prices, while the world average is 56 percent.

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vendredi 1 juin 2018

Vietnam gets less kid friendly

Malnutrition seems to be the biggest childcare problem in the country.

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jeudi 31 mai 2018

Spirited argument on liquor consumption between Vietnam’s health ministry, businesses

Liquor industry believes stricter controls over alcohol sale and consumption are not called for.

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dimanche 15 avril 2018

Vietnam weighs overnight alcohol ban

The health ministry says it’s time to tackle the costs of excessive late night drinking.

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mardi 6 mars 2018

Air pollution is Vietnam’s silent killer

Grave air pollution in Vietnam’s cities and towns, especially Hanoi, continues to cause severe health problems for Vietnam’s growing urban population. However, no effective measures have been taken to deal with the situation.

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mardi 27 février 2018

Vietnam warns of possible new bird flu outbreaks

The Department of Animal Health under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has warned of a high risk of the return of avian influenza in Vietnam after the epidemic was put under control for a long period of time.

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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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