Tobacco causes socio-economic burden: Minister Health

Tobacco causes socio-economic burden: Minister

Smoking has created an economic burden to not only smokers and their families but also society, said Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien at a meeting held in response to the World No Tobacco Day in Hanoi on May 31.
APEC gears towards healthy region Health

APEC gears towards healthy region

Officials of the APEC Health Working Group gathered in Ho Chi Minh City on August 21, expecting to address a range of issues in order to build a healthy Asia-Pacific region.
Health Minister urges stronger control of dengue fever Health

Health Minister urges stronger control of dengue fever

Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien ordered Hanoi authorities to promote communication work to raise public awareness of dengue fever prevention during a trip to inspect disease control in Thuy Khue ward, Tay Ho district on August 20.
Immunisation Week raises awareness of vaccination’s importance Health

Immunisation Week raises awareness of vaccination’s importance

Vaccination is one of the greatest medical success stories that save 2-3 million lives every year, said Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long at a meeting held in the central province of Quang Ngai on June 3 in response to the World Immunisation Week 2017.
Hospitals becoming financially independent Health

Hospitals becoming financially independent

Many public hospitals nationwide have gradually wiped out fully-subsidised mechanisms and shifted to self-independent financial models, according to Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien.
Frequent tests early detect hypertension: Minister Health

Frequent tests early detect hypertension: Minister

Healthcare units, especially at local level, should frequently check blood pressure for people aged above 18 to early notice risks of hypertension, which is dubbed “the silent killer”, said the health minister.