UAE National Day celebrated in Hanoi

Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Vietnam Ahmed Ali Almualla hosted a reception in Hanoi on Nov. 30 to celebrate the 40th National Day of his country (Dec. 2).

Hand-Foot-Mouth disease fight stepped up

Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien on Aug. 15 asked local officials to further strengthen measures to curb the spread of Hand-Foot-Mouth disease (HFMD) in HCM City and neighbouring provinces.

Medical care offers little to smile about

The Vietnamese are shunning poorly equipped and overcrowded hospitals in Vietnam to travel to nearby countries such as Singapore, Thailand and the Republic of Korea – despite the huge cost involved.

Netherlands step up cooperation in health

Vietnam and the Netherlands are set to increase cooperation in health and medical areas after a recent visit by Vietnamese health officials to the Netherlands from September 20-23.