Digital literacy helps improve access to healthcare Health

Digital literacy helps improve access to healthcare

Health literacy can contribute to reducing disparities among different groups of people in accessing universal healthcare services, Professor Dianne Levin-Zamir from Israel's University of Haifa said at an international conference held in Ho Chi Minh City on November 11.
Blindness rate drops strongly in Vietnam Health

Blindness rate drops strongly in Vietnam

The rate of blindness among people 50 years old and older has dropped strongly in the past decade, standing at 1.3 percent in 2015 from 3.1 percent in 2008, according to the latest survey conducted in 14 cities and provinces in 2015.
US doctor provides free surgery for Vietnamese children Society

US doctor provides free surgery for Vietnamese children

Doctor McKay McKinnon, a US expert in reconstructive, orthopaedic and maxilla-facial surgery, has returned to Vietnam to offer free surgery for Vietnamese children suffering from serious diseases such as neuroblastoma, brain hemangioma, vascular and eye malformations.
Nutritional deficiency badly affects Vietnamese children: UNICEF Health

Nutritional deficiency badly affects Vietnamese children: UNICEF

One in every three Vietnamese children under the age of five is either malnourished or overweight as a result of poor diets and a food system that is failing them, heard a ceremony in Hanoi on October 16 to release the UNICEF’s State of the World’s Children 2019 report.
Digitisation of health care sector, a double-edged sword Health

Digitisation of health care sector, a double-edged sword

The development of technologies such as 4G, 5G, internet of things and artificial intelligence has rapidly changed the healthcare sector’s landscape globally, including in Vietnam, with more organisations adopting digitisation, according to experts.