Parents lack knowledge on child injury

The country still has a lack of education and communication campaigns designed to help raise adults’ knowledge on child injury prevention, said officials involved in the field.

Nguyen Trong An, deputy director of the Department of Children Protection and Care under the Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA), said that the home was supposed to be the place where children are best protected, but 80 to 90 percent of child injures occur there.

Cambodia, Vietnam talk ties

The Cambodian people are forever a good neighbour who will always stand side by side with the Vietnamese people, King Norodom Sihamoni said during his talks with the Vietnamese Party Chief in Phnom Penh on December 17.

Vietnamese kids go top of the class in Germany

The second-generation children of Vietnamese people overseas are exceptionally good at their studies and no other immigrant group in Germany has been more successful at school than the Vietnamese.

Adoption law puts local families first

Encouraging Vietnamese couples to adopt local children was a main topic in the Draft Law on Adoption under discussion at Nov. 2 National Assembly meeting in Hanoi.

Social workers meet HIV/AIDS kids

The Hanoi Association for HIV/AIDS Control held a get-together with children affected by HIV/AIDS on September 22 to promote their spirit on the occasion of the new school year and mid-Autumn festival.

Malaysia targets 1 million tourists from China

The tourism industry of Malaysia is set to capitalise on this year's 35th anniversary of Sino-Malaysian relations as well as the ethnic ties between the peoples of both countries to meet its target of drawing 1 million Chinese tourists to the Southeast Asian nation, according to local media.

Water in most swimming pools is hygienic

Parents have on-going concerns for their children’s health despite test showing that water quality in Hanoi’s main swimming pools legal guidelines.

Dr. Nguyen Hoa Binh, deputy director of the Hanoi Preventive Medicine, said water at the 20 pools checked since the start of May meet basic hygiene requirements. Central Hanoi has 50 pools.

Monastery stay helps kids to grow up

Eleven-year-old Duong Anh Trung in a monk habit is sitting in silent contemplation in a small room at Tay Thien Truc Lam Zen Monastery in northern Vinh Phuc province.

Push for children to wear helmets

The happy smiles of scores of children wearing helmets lit up as award ceremony in Ho Chi Minh City on June 29 as the Kids Love Helmets photography contest drew to a close.