NA Vice Chairwoman meets IPU leader, Cuban counterpart Politics

NA Vice Chairwoman meets IPU leader, Cuban counterpart

Vice Chairwoman of the National Assembly (NA) Tong Thi Phong had separate meetings with President of the International Parliamentary Union (IPU) Gabriela Cuevas Barron and Vice President of the Cuban National Assembly Ana Maria Mari Machado on October 15 on the sidelines of the 141st IPU Assembly.
Population law must protect elderly: experts Society

Population law must protect elderly: experts

The nation’s population policy must be integrated with other socio-economic factors including national defence and security to ensure rapid and sustainable development, experts said at a meeting in Hanoi on November 29.
Ministries urged to improve care for the elderly Health

Ministries urged to improve care for the elderly

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has urged the Ministry of Health to establish additional geriatric wards in hospitals and coordinate with the Vietnam Social Insurance to intensify healthcare access for the elderly – who currently number 9.4 million, accounting for 10.45 percent of the total population.
Vietnam seeks to improve health care for elderly Health

Vietnam seeks to improve health care for elderly

Measures for improving health care for Vietnam ’s aged population were the focus of a conference organised by the Ministry of Health and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Hanoi on September 26.
Vietnam obtains achievements in care for the elderly Health

Vietnam obtains achievements in care for the elderly

Vietnam has made remarkable progress in taking care of the elderly and actively implementing laws and policies in this field.

The successes were reported in a meeting in Hanoi on September 11, which aimed to review the state of elderly care during the first half of 2014.
Seminar highlights care for elderly Society

Seminar highlights care for elderly

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has instructed authorities and localities to continue implementing the Law on the Elderly and other relevant policies in order to provide better care to the aged.
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Vietnam cares for disadvantaged groups

The State of Vietnam, with its humanitarian nature, has always offered legal protection and applied preferential policies to disadvantaged groups such as the disabled, women, children, the elderly and the poor.