Vietnam responds to Global Handwashing Day

Updated at 09:48:48 10/16/2017 (Views: 11)

As many as 2,000 primary teachers and pupils in Hanoi joined officials and delegates from international organisations at a meeting held in the city on October 15 in response to Global Handwashing Day.

  • Health Ministry proposes relaxing two-child policy

    Updated at 15:18:41 10/10/2017 (Views: 22)

    Troubled by low fertility rates in southern provinces, the Ministry of Health has proposed relaxing the country’s two-child policy in order to allow Vietnamese parents to decide the number of children they want.

  • Free-of-charge cardiac examination offered to children

    Updated at 10:22:36 09/21/2017 (Views: 50)

    BTO – The Binh Thuan Sponsoring Fund for Children in coordination with Tam Duc Heart Hospital (Ho Chi Minh City) has recently held charity checkup to screen for congenital cardiac disease for children in Binh Thuan province. The beneficiaries are children, aging from birth to 18 years old and living in Binh Thuan province.

  • Binh Thuan to spur prevention against hand-foot-and-mouth disease

    Updated at 10:44:09 09/14/2017 (Views: 37)

    BTO – Chairman of Binh Thuan provincial People’s Committee has recently issued document to ask the department of Health to tightly monitor the developments of hand-foot-and-mouth disease in the province.

  • Global health experts discuss prevention of zoonotic diseases in Da Nang

    Updated at 15:38:58 08/30/2017 (Views: 64)

    Health experts from 54 countries and international organisations gathered at a conference in the central coastal city of Da Nang on August 29 to strengthen cooperation and share approaches to prevent animal-to-human transmission diseases, including bird flu, Ebola and rabies.

  • Schools urged to take preventive measures against diseases

    Updated at 09:13:30 08/16/2017 (Views: 53)

    The Department of Preventive Medicine has instructed health officials in provinces and cities nationwide to cooperate with education departments to strengthen cleanliness at schools to prevent outbreaks of hand, foot and mouth disease and dengue fever.

  • PM approves national health target programme

    Updated at 16:03:04 08/02/2017 (Views: 58)

    Vietnam aims to curb the annual ratio of infections and fatalities due to dengue below 0.09 percent by 2020 and early detect oral, breast, cervical and colorectal cancer in nearly 20 percent of people.

  • 38,000 blood units collected in nationwide donation campaign

    Updated at 14:48:13 07/31/2017 (Views: 68)

    Nearly 4,200 units of blood were collected from the youth and other volunteers in the final collection drive of the annual blood-donation campaign Hành trình đỏ (Red Journey) 2017.

  • Binh Thuan: 18 elite physicians get honored by the State president

    Updated at 16:54:07 07/27/2017 (Views: 93)

    BTO – On July 26th 2017, the Department of Health of Binh Thuan province has observed a ceremony to announce State President’s Decision on conferring elite physicians and wrap up the first-half medical mission.

  • Binh Thuan: Not use spinal anesthesia during caesarean section

    Updated at 14:41:16 07/20/2017 (Views: 69)

    BTO – The department of Health of Binh Thuan has dispatched documents urging hospitals/medical centers across the province on the use of spinal anesthesia  during caesarean section under the document No.3614/BYT-TE.

  • American physical therapist volunteers to save lives in Viet Nam

    Updated at 09:42:11 07/13/2017 (Views: 102)

    Many people call her, with affection, the ‘strange’ American woman as she sold her house in the US to move to Việt Nam 10 years ago to help ill Vietnamese people.

  • Health ministry: vaccination safe and compulsory

    Updated at 15:28:41 07/11/2017 (Views: 98)

    The vaccination programme for children meets the basic requirements of quality and safety, the Preventive Health Department of the Health Ministry said on Monday

  • Minister vows to improve grassroots-level healthcare system

    Updated at 16:25:54 06/15/2017 (Views: 129)

    Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien said her ministry will do its utmost to improve grassroots-level healthcare network as the government already approved a resolution on the plan.

  • Pharmaceutical giants jockey for market dominance

    Updated at 11:01:42 06/12/2017 (Views: 142)

    The total spending on medicine in 2017-2021 will grow by 15-17 percent thanks to the population increase and improved income per capita.

  • 18 hospitals qualified for organ transplantation in VN

    Updated at 09:51:57 06/09/2017 (Views: 177)

    There are 18 hospitals qualified for organ transplantation in Vietnam at present, 25 years since the first successful kidney transplant in the country.

  • PM orders stricter fines on food safety violations

    Updated at 16:35:08 06/07/2017 (Views: 164)

    Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has ordered food management agencies to heighten focus on food safety management following a National Assembly (NA) debate on Monday.

  • Vietnam to host largest regional conference on reproductive and sexual health

    Updated at 10:44:40 06/03/2017 (Views: 259)

    The largest regional conference on reproductive and sexual health and rights will be held in Ha Long City, in the northern province of Quang Ninh for the first time next November.

  • Binh Thuan responds to World No Tobacco Day  

    Updated at 09:13:52 06/01/2017 (Views: 332)

    BTO- Department of Health on Wednesday morning (May 31) organized a meeting at Nguyen Tat Thanh Square (Phan Thiet city) to respond to World No Tobacco Day (May 31) under the theme “Tobacco-a threat to development”. The event converged as many as 400 local youth.

  • Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien visited medical facilities in Binh Thuan

    Updated at 09:40:49 05/17/2017 (Views: 959)

    BTO – A delegation led by Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien paid a working visit to a number of medical centers in Ham Tan district and Binh Thuan general hospital on Tuesday morning (May 16th).

  • 2,600 sets of insecticide-treated mosquito nets delivered to residents in malaria-affected Tanh Linh

    Updated at 10:08:51 04/12/2017 (Views: 3415)

    BTO- The Malaria - Goiter Control Center has recently distributed a plus of 2,000 sets of insecticide-treated mosquito nets in prevention of malaria for residents in Suoi Kiet commune (Tanh Linh district). The mosquito nets were dipped in medicals, specializing in minimize the risk of mosquito contact with mosquito net-users.

  • VND 21.7 billion disbursed for MRI procurement

    Updated at 08:42:33 03/30/2017 (Views: 3532)

    BTO- The people’s Committee of Binh Thuan provincial People’s Committee has recently promulgated a Decision No. 679/QD-UBND on time extensions for deploying and disbursing the total budget of VND 21.7 billion to invest MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) machine for the province’s general hospital.  The received images will foster much valuable information for medical diagnostic and treatment.

  • 4 hospitals gained investments in waste treatment

    Updated at 10:46:01 03/27/2017 (Views: 3519)

    BTO - Four hospitals including: Northern Binh Thuan general hospital, Binh Thuan general hospital, La Gi hospital and Southern Binh Thuan general hospital are being invested systems of medical waste treatment.

  • Ninh Binh: Needy children receive free heart checkups

    Updated at 15:44:00 03/13/2017 (Views: 3551)

    Nearly 200 deprived children in the northern province of Ninh Binh were provided free cardiac examinations and consultancies by doctors from the National Heart Institute and provincial obstetrics and paediatrics hospital on March 12.

  • Siemens Healthineers announces new immunoassay for the detection of Zika virus

    Updated at 16:08:16 02/13/2017 (Views: 222)

    Siemens Healthineers announced on January its CE-marked immunoassay—the Novagnost® Zika Virus IgM µ-capture Assay1—is now commercially available to laboratories outside of the U.S.

  • Wolbachia-carrying mosquitoes to be released to curb dengue in Nha Trang

    Updated at 16:19:09 02/08/2017 (Views: 3584)

    The Vietnamese Ministry of Heath has given the go-ahead for a plan to release over one million mosquitoes carrying the bacterium Wolbachia in Nha Trang City to establish a stable population of the dengue-neutralizing insects.

  • Ensuring food safety during Lunar New Year and spring festival season

    Updated at 15:41:25 01/17/2017 (Views: 246)

    The 2017 Lunar New Year (Tet) and the spring festival season are coming, entailing concerns over food safety issues as this will be the time seeing the most consumption of food commodities in the year, particularly meat, fish, eggs, candies, wine, beer and soft drinks.

  • Mosquitos continue to spread Zika virus in HCM City

    Updated at 15:31:15 12/21/2016 (Views: 242)

    Ho Chi Minh City has 141 reported cases of Zika virus through December 20 in 23 districts, 18 of which are pregnant women who have contracted the mosquito-borne disease, reports the City Preventive Medicine Centre.

  • Doctors once again warn of sharp rise in new cancer cases in Vietnam

    Updated at 16:33:37 12/14/2016 (Views: 219)

    The number of new cancer diagnoses in Vietnam is forecast to hit 200,000 in 2020, nearly doubling from 126,000 cases in 2010, with health experts warning that the rise will add to the burden already weighing upon the healthcare system.

  • Free health checks and gifts brought to elderly in Song Phan

    Updated at 15:37:06 11/09/2016 (Views: 3654)

    BTO – In the national Action Month for the Vietnamese Elderly, the provincial representative board for the elderly combined with Department of Health and the provincial Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union branch to offer free-of-charge medical check-ups and medicine for senior people in Song Phan commune-Ham Tan district.

  • HCM City steps up screening for Zika virus

    Updated at 16:05:50 11/03/2016 (Views: 245)

    Ho Chi Minh City is offering more advice and tests for pregnant women amidst fear of the Zika virus, with 17 cases reported in the southern city by October 31.

  • Nearly 100 infants in Binh Thuan get free screening for musculoskeletal abnormalities and burn scars

    Updated at 09:29:07 10/26/2016 (Views: 3625)

    BTO- The provincial Children Sponsor Fund in partnership with Children Action Foundation and Phan Thiet Hospital on October 24 to 25, 2016  provided free-of-charge screening for musculoskeletal abnormalities and burn scars for nearly 100 infants and children under 17 in Binh Thuan.

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