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PM Dung demands all means to eliminate measles outbreaks
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has demanded that agencies concerned must ensure enough workforce, medicines and equipment to eliminate the outbreaks of measles as soon as possible.

Hue Festival a big feast of art, music
The nine-day Festival Hue was a big feast of art and music.
Vietnam-Brazil trade surges in Q1
Two-way trade between Vietnam and Brazil reached 675.158 million USD in Q1.
Festival honours Goddess Ponagar
The annual Ponagar Festival opened in Nha Trang city on April 20.
Localities urged to work harder against measles
Local healthcare departments have been urged to keep a close eye on measles.
Hue Festival offers feast of traditional music
The Hue Festival offered visitors a feast of traditional music in the evening of April 16.
Deputy PM undertakes productive UK visit
Vietnam and the UK have committed to fostering trade and investment cooperation.
PM orders anti-measles measures
The PM has urged ministries and local authorities nationwide to intensify measures against measles.
Thua Thien-Hue full of festive atmosphere
Hue is in a festive atmosphere as numerous activities are being held as part of the 2014 Hue Festival.
Ageing population poses challenges to Vietnam: seminar
21/04/2014 | 20:49:00
Ageing population is requiring the health system to renew in terms of services provision and healthcare finance, heard a seminar in Hanoi on April 21.

According to experts, Vietnam’s population is aging at one of the world’s five fastest paces, which will result in the lack of human resources for national development in the coming decades.

Statistics show that there were more than 8.6 million elderly people of 60 years old and above in 2011, accounting for nearly 10 percent of Vietnam’s population, while the rate of over 65-year-old was 7 percent and is predicted to rise rapidly to 14.75 percent by 2039.
Politics
President Sang greets families of former Chinese experts
Vietnam always bears in mind the assistance provided by Chinese advisors and experts during its anti-French resistance war, President Truong Tan Sang said while receiving a delegation of former experts’ families in Hanoi on April 23.
World
ASEAN, China hold 20th SOM on strategic partnership
Senior officials from ASEAN and China gathered in the Thai seaside resort of Pattaya on April 21-22 to review the two sides’ partnership and the implementation of the Declaration of the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC).
Society
Japan hands over solar system to HCM City school
A solar power system was handed over to Tan Nhut secondary school in Binh Chanh district, Ho Chi Minh City on April 23, becoming the first among 10 local schools benefiting from an initiative funded by Japan’s AEON Environmental Foundation.
Business
Ho Chi Minh City, Guangdong want to boost cooperation
Vice Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Le Manh Ha hosted a reception on April 24 for Vice Governor of China’s Guangdong province Ouyang Weimin, who is leading a business delegation on a visit to the city.
Culture-Sport
Flower festival to brighten up port city
The northern port city of Hai Phong is preparing for a busy May after making plans to host both a major flower festival and a ceremony recognising its Cat Ba archipelago as a special national relic site.
Sci-Tech
Vietnam's ATM system still safe after Windows XP demise
The ATM system in Vietnam, mostly powered by Windows XP, is still operating safely and has so far faced no security risks after Microsoft retired the operating system early this month, the country’s central bank announced on April 22.
Health
Institute celebrates 100 successful stem cell transplants
The National Institute of Haematology and Blood Transfusion (NIHBT) held a ceremony on April 23 to mark over 100 successful haematopoietic stem cell transplants (HSCTs) conducted by its experts.
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