Northern Vietnam reports highest number of death from rabies Health

Northern Vietnam reports highest number of death from rabies

Northern Vietnam remains the region with the highest number of death from rabies, accounting for 80 percent of the country’s mortality, deputy director of the Health Ministry’s Department of Preventive Medicine Dang Quang Tan told a meeting in Hanoi on August 6.
Free tests and X-rays to be offered yearly Health

Free tests and X-rays to be offered yearly

The Ministry of Health plans to provide free biochemical tests and X-rays once every year, Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien said during a visit to Tan Quy ward health station in Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Phu district on April 23.
Conference seeks ways to prevent emerging diseases Health

Conference seeks ways to prevent emerging diseases

The Health Ministry and the World Health Organisation (WHO) jointly held a conference in Hanoi on May 12 to review the Asia-Pacific Strategy for Emerging Diseases (APSED) and the International Health Regulations (IHR) to draw lessons for future operations in the field.
Experts discuss ways to promote disease prevention Health

Experts discuss ways to promote disease prevention

More than 100 health, livestock and environment experts from 17 countries are discussing ways to promote collaboration in disease prevention in the face of several newly emerging diseases at a three-day workshop that began in Hanoi on October 13.
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USAID funds project reducing risks from avian flu

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has provided 800,000 USD for a project to reduce risks from avian and pandemic influenza and other emerging infectious diseases in Vietnam.
Vietnam fights emerging infectious diseases Health

Vietnam fights emerging infectious diseases

How to apply the One Health Initiative in combating emerging infectious diseases in the relations between humans, animals and the environment in Vietnam is being discussed at a two-day conference in Hanoi, which opened on April 3.
Warning of disease risk from wild animals Health

Warning of disease risk from wild animals

High-risk behaviours, such as using wild animals as food and as a medicine source will increase the danger of disease transmission from wild animals to people and domestic animals.