Central region tackles respiratory, tropical diseases
A review of project Carlo Urbani on strengthening control of acute respiratory infectious diseases was held by Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacyon April 20 in Hue city, Thua Thien-Hue province.
Climate change a major health concern for Vietnam
Climate change and abnormal weather conditions have strongly impacted people’s health, triggering disease outbreaks including recurrence of new epidemics, said the Ministry of Health (MoH).
HCM City develops Zika infection treatment process
The Ho Chi Minh City Health Department has instructed the building of aprocedure for receiving and curing Zika-infected cases, particularly pregnantones.
In top urban hospitals, bed-sharing is the norm
Patients and the broader health care system are desperately calling for a solution to a bed-sharing problem that has been protested for years, so far to little avail.
Binh Phuoc announces end to diphtheria outbreak
Local authorities in southern Binh Phuoc province announced on November 1 that the province had eliminated an outbreak of diphtheria on the district-level.
One more Zika case reported in Ho Chi Minh City
A new case of Zika infection has just been recorded in Ho Chi Minh City, the fifth in the city so far, triggering concern that more Zika cases are likely to appear in the southern hub.
Khanh Hoa proactively preventing Zika virus
The health sector of the central coastal province of Khanh Hoa has taken measures against mosquito-borne Zika virus at international border gates.
New plan to curb infections in hospitals, health centres
Vietnam’s national action plan for prevention and control of hospital infections between 2016 and 2020 will focus on improving effectiveness at health facilities to ensure patient and staff safety.
Doctors save pneumonia patient with ECMO
Doctors of the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases have used ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation) technology to treat a serious case of pneumonia successfully in Hanoi.
Hospital admissions up during heat
The first hot spell of summer, with temperatures reaching up to 40 degrees Celsius, is sending more people, especially children and the elderly to hospital.
Khanh Hoa: Zika outbreak is over at communal level
A recent Zika virus outbreak is officially ended at the commune and ward level in the south central coastal province of Khanh Hoa from April 20.
Experts warn public of potential flu risks
Warm, wet weather creates a conducive environment for different kinds of viruses - including the flu - to develop, so people should remain vigilant in order to allow for timely and proper treatment.
Vietnam faces high risk of Zika virus cases: minister
Vietnam runs a high risk of recording a case of Zika virus infection, Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien said during an inspection of virus prevention measures in Ho Chi Minh City on February 4.
Hanoi opens new health facilities
Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien has recently cut the ribbons to inaugurate two medical establishments in Hanoi.
Hanoi develops grassroots healthcare network
The health department in Hanoi has directed medical centers across the capital to improve basic healthcare services.
Conference discusses malaria elimination
The Health Department of the southern coastal province of Ba Ria- Vung Tau hosted a conference on December 17 to seek experts’ solutions to preventing and then eliminating malaria.
Dengue patients overwhelm hospital for tropical diseases
The National Hospital for Tropical Diseases is struggling to cope with a flood of dengue fever patients who insist on getting treated there, instead of local hospitals and clinics.
Dengue fever inspection teams to be set up
The Ministry of Health will set up five inspection teams to monitor dengue fever conditions throughout the country because of the complicated situation caused by dengue outbreaks.