Vietnam lacks organ donors Health

Vietnam lacks organ donors

Vietnam passed a law relating to organ donation in 2006, however, so far the number of clinically-dead patients who have consented to donate their organs has been extremely low.
Vietnam responds to surrogacy demand Health

Vietnam responds to surrogacy demand

More couples have been registering for surrogacy in the north than in southern and central regions, according to a conference concerning the fertility treatment held on January 16.
Minister calls for better health care Health

Minister calls for better health care

Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien called for mobilising more investments in the healthcare sector to ensure that people receive better diagnosis and treatment in hospitals.
Donor's organs used to save four patients Health

Donor's organs used to save four patients

Doctors at hospitals in HCM City and Hue this week conducted six successful organ transplant operations, saving the lives of four people and restoring the sight of two severely visually-impaired patients.
Vietnam records 387 cases of stem cell transplant to date Health

Vietnam records 387 cases of stem cell transplant to date

Since the first stem cell transplant (SCT) was successfully performed in 1995 at the Blood Transfusion and Haematology Hospital (BT-H) in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam has performed a total of 387 cases of SCT to date; among them, 218 were autologous SCT while the remaining were allogeneic SCT.
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Infant with rare heart condition saved

The Hue Central Hospital in central Thua Thien Hue province has saved the life of a three-month-old girl suffering from a rare heart condition, after she was hospitalised on February 14.
Second stem cell therapy success recorded in Nghe An Health

Second stem cell therapy success recorded in Nghe An

Nguyen Thị An, diagnosed with breast cancer, was released from the hospital in stable condition on January 15. She is the second patient to be successfully treated using stem cell therapy at central Nghe An province’s Oncology Hospital.
Vietnam capable of conducting test for Ebola virus Health

Vietnam capable of conducting test for Ebola virus

Vietnam is capable of conducting test for Ebola virus, head of the Health Ministry’s Preventive Medicine Department Tran Dac Phu said at a video conference of the Steering Committee for Epidemic Prevention and Control on October 20.
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Orbis supports paediatric eye care in central Vietnam

Orbis International and the central province of Thua Thien-Hue signed an implementation agreement for the project ”Strengthening Paediatric Eye Care Services in the central region of Vietnam” on August 27.