First A(H1N1) flu case confirmed

The Ministry of Health on May 31 confirmed the first case of A(H1N1) flu after a 23-year-old student in Ho Chi Minh City tested positive to the virus.

VN, Belgium to study children’s kidney diseases

The Paediatrics Hospital 2 and the Pham Ngoc Thach Medicine University in Ho Chi Minh City have signed a cooperation project with the Belgian Interuniversity to study children’s kidney and urologic diseases.

US helps Vietnam combat epidemics

The United States has offered a 57,000 USD assistance package to help Vietnam quickly respond to potential new outbreaks of avian or H1N1 influenza.

Plan to help poor pay medical bills

The Mekong Delta Region Health Support Project, in cooperation with the Ministry of Health and the US-based RASS company, plans to raise funds to help pay for health insurance for the near-poor.

FHF helps upgrade Eye Hospital’s IT system

On April 28 the Central Eye Hospital inaugurated a network administration centre funded by Australia’s Fred Hollows Foundation (FHF) and the Vietnam’s Ministry of Health in order to upgrade the health sector’s information management system.

Vietnam monitors five possible A/H1N1 cases

Ho Chi Minh City’s Health Department said it has traced and identified five people who were aboard the same flight with a Vietnamese-American girl infected with the A/H1N1 virus, who is currently isolated and under close observation in the Republic of Korea.
Urgent measures needed to combat swine flu Health

Urgent measures needed to combat swine flu

The National Steering Committee on Influenza in Humans convened an urgent meeting in Hanoi on April 28 to provide guidance on preventive measures to combat swine flu type A (H1N1).