Culture - Sports

Hue Festival creates a bond among participating nations

During its nine festivity-filled days, the 2014 Hue Festival revived several unique ceremonies and cultural programmes imbued with Vietnamese cultural identities and achieved its objective of bringing the arts to the community, according to the Nhan Dan (People) online newspaper.
Society

Country struggles to control cancer incidence

Breast cancer has been increasing throughout the country, mainly in the capital city of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, with there predicted to be 25,000 new cases reported every year by 2020.
Cancer remains public’s great concern Health

Cancer remains public’s great concern

Cancer, one of the burdens shouldered by the global health sector, was put on the table at an international seminar in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue on August 30.
Doctors study clinical research methods in Hue Health

Doctors study clinical research methods in Hue

More than 40 medical and pharmaceutical lecturers, doctors, and postgraduates from hospitals in the central provinces and Ho Chi Minh City gathered at an international training workshop in the central city of Hue from July 13-16.
Hospitals respond to hand cleaning campaign Health

Hospitals respond to hand cleaning campaign

As many as 20 hospitals in the Central region on May 3 signed pledges to join the campaign “Save Lives: Clean Your Hands” in response to the World Health Organisation (WHO)’s annual drive to reduce bacterial contamination caused by poor hand hygiene.
Health

Conference discusses emergency medicine

Nearly 300 domestic and foreign professors and doctors gathered at the International Conference on Emergency Medicine that opened in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue on March 26.
Society

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.
Society

Premature baby survives in Hue

A Hue Central Hospital representative confirmed on Jan. 4 that another severely premature baby weighing just 700 grammes was in stable condition after a week of intensive care. Last November the hospital saved a 35-week baby of a woman who suffered a fatal heart attack.
Luxembourg helps with safe blood transfusions Health

Luxembourg helps with safe blood transfusions

A technical assistance project of the safe blood transfusion programme in Vietnam has gained satisfactory results after being implemented at health services and hospitals nationwide under the sponsorship of Luxembourg in the 2004-2010 period, said a health ministry official.