More than 17 million students have health insurance cards

Updated at 10:41:25 09/17/2019 (Views: 34)

More than 17 million schoolchildren and students nationwide have joined health insurance so far, accounting for 95.3 percent of the total, according to the Vietnam Social Security (VSS).

  • Job opportunities for Vietnamese in Japan's health sector

    Updated at 09:24:31 09/16/2019 (Views: 53)

    A total of 240 workers will be chosen to work in Japanese hospitals this year, the Department of Overseas Labour (DoLAB) under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) has announced.

  • Vietnam to host traditional medicine conference of sub-Mekong countries

    Updated at 09:51:04 09/05/2019 (Views: 218)

    The ninth conference on traditional medicine of countries in the Greater Mekong Sub-region will take place in Hanoi on September 5 and 6, according to the Ministry of Health.

  • Binh Thuan culled over 30 thousands of pigs due to African swine fever

    Updated at 09:14:37 08/22/2019 (Views: 281)

    BTO- As many as 30,300 farmed pigs infected with African swine fever (ASF), or over 2,000 tons, was culled by August 19th, according to the Department of Agriculture and Rural Affairs. Accordingly, the ASF affected to 1,287 livestock households in 31 wards/communes and 6 districts across the province.

  • Vietnam, Japan cooperate in health personnel training

    Updated at 10:54:06 08/14/2019 (Views: 334)

    The Ministry of Health and Japan’s International University of Health and Welfare (IUHW) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on human resources development for the sector in Hanoi on August 13.

  • Drug administration launches pharmaceuticals databank

    Updated at 10:40:04 08/13/2019 (Views: 340)

    Information of medicines as well as their producers and distributers is now available on the website drugbank.vn - the first drug and medicine databank in Vietnam, which was launched by the Ministry of Health’s Drug Administration of Vietnam (DAV) in Hanoi on August 12.

  • First foreign pharma firm licensed to directly import drugs in Vietnam 

    Updated at 10:11:36 08/12/2019 (Views: 354)

    Sanofi Vietnam has announced that it has received a licence to directly import drugs, becoming the first multinational corporation with such rights in the country.

  • Cancer vaccines to be brought to Vietnam

    Updated at 09:46:56 07/24/2019 (Views: 546)

    Vietnam will receive cancer vaccines from Japan in the near future, Prof Dr Ta Thanh Van, Rector of the Hanoi Medical University (HMU) told Lao Dong newspaper. 

  • PM urges cancer hospital to improve patients’ satisfaction

    Updated at 08:36:36 07/19/2019 (Views: 596)

    Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc awarded third-class Independence Order to K Hospital, Vietnam’s leading cancer hospital, during a ceremony in Hanoi on July 18 celebrating its 50th anniversary. 

  • Cuban health experts work in Quang Binh province

    Updated at 10:12:53 07/10/2019 (Views: 669)

    Two health experts of Cuba have come to work at the Dong Hoi Vietnam-Cuba Friendship Hospital in the central province of Quang Binh, Director of the hospital Duong Thanh Binh said on July 9.

  • Investment fund presents medical equipment to mountainous provinces

    Updated at 10:03:24 07/04/2019 (Views: 742)

    Investment fund VinaCapital is presenting a batch of medical equipment worth 2.3 billion VND (100,000 USD) to the general hospitals of the northern mountainous provinces of Cao Bang and Bac Kan.

  • Thousands join walk to convey health messages

    Updated at 15:04:21 06/24/2019 (Views: 889)

    Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh and thousands of people joined in a walk in Hanoi on June 23 to launch the “Walk for your health” competition, part of activities to mark the 10th founding anniversary of the Vietnam Young Physicians Association (VYPA).

  • Seminar boosts national e-medical record software application

    Updated at 10:01:20 06/18/2019 (Views: 966)

    Measures to accelerate the implementation of electronic medical records (EMR) in health facilities nationwide were sought during a seminar held in Ho Chi Minh City on June 17.

  • Swedish organisation-funded project promotes reproductive health care

    Updated at 10:13:19 06/12/2019 (Views: 1055)

    A workshop to start a project on protecting rights of children from ethnic minority groups to access reproductive health care services and sex education was held in the northern mountainous province of Yen Bai on June 11. 

  • Binh Thuan to put all effort to tackle African swine fever

    Updated at 10:20:21 06/11/2019 (Views: 1077)

    BTO – The Outbreaks of African Swine fever has spread to two districts of Duc Linh and Tanh Linh (Binh Thuan province) recently, threatening high risk to spread wide throughout the province.

  • Hanoi: More than 500,000 people receive free screenings for colorectal cancer

    Updated at 08:44:51 06/05/2019 (Views: 1140)

    More than 500,000 people in Hanoi have received free screenings for bowel and gastrointestinal cancer since March 2017, according to the municipal Health Department. 

  • Meeting responds to World No Tobacco Day

    Updated at 10:25:11 05/27/2019 (Views: 1268)

    A meting was held in Hanoi on May 26 in response to the World No Tobacco Day (May 31) and the National No Tobacco Week (May 25-31) following the theme “tobacco and lung diseases”.

  • Vietnam prioritises improving medical services at grassroots level

    Updated at 09:43:31 05/23/2019 (Views: 1320)

    The Vietnamese Government prioritises resources to improve capacity of the grassroots-level clinics towards universal healthcare coverage and realising the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien has said.

  • Tu Du Hospital, experts discuss ways to prevent pre-term births

    Updated at 10:24:06 05/21/2019 (Views: 1358)

    Pre-term births are the leading cause of global under-5 child mortality, as well as short- and long-term morbidities such as sepsis, retinopathy of prematurity, and neurodevelopment impairment, Dr Jane Hirst of Oxford University said at a conference held recently in Ho Chi Minh City

  • Vietnam uses robot surgery for first time on kidney cancer patient

    Updated at 10:40:21 05/16/2019 (Views: 1439)

    Doctors at Binh Dan Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City used a robot to assist surgery in late April to remove a cancerous tumour from a 70-year-old Vietnamese woman from the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang.

  • Cancer professor travels far to help patients

    Updated at 10:13:04 05/09/2019 (Views: 1480)

    Professor Nguyen Chan Hung, one of Vietnam’s leading oncology experts, has been retired for almost 20 years. At the age of 75, he is still passionate about his work.

  • Hanoi launches U=U campaign to control HIV/AIDS cases

    Updated at 09:43:50 05/04/2019 (Views: 1482)

    The Undetectable=Untransmittable or K=K (Khong phat hien=Khong lay truyen) campaign was launched in Hanoi on May 3 with a training course on communications work for the campaign.

  • Hanoi-based pharmaceutical opens factory in Tuy Phong

    Updated at 11:00:52 04/26/2019 (Views: 1507)

    BTO- Long Viet Ha Noi Pharmaceutical JSC (Long Viet Hai Noi Pharma) on April 23 held the inauguration ceremony to start the operation of its factory producing medicine, dietary supplements and nutrition drinks in Vinh Hai hamlet, Vinh Hao commune, Tuy Phong district, Binh Thuan province.

  • Vietnam performs over 750 stem cell transplants in ten years

    Updated at 14:37:31 04/25/2019 (Views: 1509)

    Vietnam has successfully carried out over 750 stem cell transplants for treatment of blood diseases in the last decade, Nhan dan reported.

  • Malaria cases drop 70.6 percent after nearly a decade

    Updated at 09:27:47 04/19/2019 (Views: 1508)

    Vietnam recorded 4,813 malaria cases in 2018, down 70.16 percent from 2009, it was reported at a conference on malaria control in border areas held in the Central Highlands of Dak Lak on April 18.

  • Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV officially launched in Hanoi

    Updated at 09:34:18 04/17/2019 (Views: 1520)

    Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) service for HIV prevention was officially launched in Hanoi on April 16.

  • Hoa Binh province declares free from African swine fever

    Updated at 08:34:07 04/10/2019 (Views: 1530)

    The northern province of Hoa Binh has declared no more cases of African swine fever (ASF), becoming the first locality among 23 cities and provinces affected nationwide to get free from ASF.

  • Vietnam celebrates World Health Day 2019

    Updated at 08:48:56 04/08/2019 (Views: 1545)

    The Ly Thai To Statue Square in downtown Hanoi was bustling with activities marking World Health Day 2019 on April 7.

  • Over 3,300 suspected measles cases reported in HCM City

    Updated at 10:34:27 04/02/2019 (Views: 1552)

    Ho Chi Minh City recorded 3,316 scarlet fever cases suspected of infecting measles in the first three months of 2019, according to the city’s Preventive Medicine Centre. 

  • Bladder cancer has no specific symptoms: doctor

    Updated at 10:45:05 04/01/2019 (Views: 1534)

    More than 1,000 new cases of urinary bladder cancer are diagnosed in Vietnam every year, according to HCM City’s Binh Dan Hospital.

  • 90 doctors in Binh Thuan joined 13th annual conference on Respiratory Society &CME

    Updated at 10:50:10 03/28/2019 (Views: 1543)

    BTO- Over 90 doctors specializing in respiratory medicine in Binh Thuan province along with hundreds of doctors from other regions lately joined the 13th medical conference & Continuing Medical Education (CME)  held at TTC Convention Center (Phan Thiet city).

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