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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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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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