Health

Progress made in saving lives of newborns

Vietnam is one of the 10 countries worldwide that have made the greatest strides in saving the lives of newborns over the past two decades, Save the Children reported.
Society

Dong Thap supports recovery after disaster

The Women’s Union of southern Dong Thap province on May 7 held a meeting to review the implementation of a project that helps children and families affected by flooding in the Mekong River Delta.
Environment

USAID supports central province’s response to disasters

The USAID Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and Vietnam Red Cross Society jointly held a seminar on March 1 to evaluate the current situation and propose solutions to reduce the risk of natural disasters in Thua Thien-Hue central province.
Japan helps improve nutrition for mountainous children Health

Japan helps improve nutrition for mountainous children

The Japanese government will provide more than 400,000 USD in non-refundable aid for a project aimed to help improve nutrition conditions for children in the poorest district of the northern mountainous province of Yen Bai.
Society

Early learning vital to development

Experts on April 27 agreed that it is necessary to raise public awareness of early childhood education and strengthen partnerships among parties to support young children's comprehensive development.
Society

HCM City commits to helping needy kids

Needy and disabled children will be the focus of many long-term and short-term programmes that HCM City will begin implementing by the end of this year, according to the municipal Department of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs.
Society

Children to play bigger role in crisis reduction

The role of children and adolescents needs to be promoted in reducing risks associated with disasters, heard a conference held in Hanoi on Oct. 12 to commemorate the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction.
Society

Delta flooding leaves 29 dead

Floods in the Cuu Long ( Mekong ) Delta have so far killed 29 people, according to the National Steering Committee for Flood and Storm Prevention and Control.
UNICEF helps maintain education in disasters Society

UNICEF helps maintain education in disasters

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) will join with two local agencies in improving the educational sector’s capacity in the next two years to help it ensure quality education for children in case of natural disasters.
Society

HCM City to build on HIV success rate

HCM City plans to reduce the rate of new HIV infections to less than 1 percent in 2015 and maintain it in the following years, health officials said at a conference on Nov 27.
Teenagers join forum to promote rights Society

Teenagers join forum to promote rights

Almost 100 children aged from 10-16 years old have registered to attend a forum on promoting children’s Right to Participation to be held in Hanoi from Nov. 20-21.
Society

Mekong youth discuss human trafficking

Five Vietnamese children, together with 25 contemporaries from the Greater Mekong Sub-region countries, are in Bangkok, Thailand for the third Mekong Youth Forum on Human Trafficking and Migration.
More chance for disabled to start businesses Society

More chance for disabled to start businesses

Up to 640 disabled people in the central city of Da Nang are expected to make a living from jobs suitable to their health, provided by a 1 million USD project funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID).
World day against child labour marked Society

World day against child labour marked

A “Red Card to Child Labour” campaign was held in Hanoi on June 12 to mark the World Day Against Child Labour, which coincides with the football World Cup in South Africa.