Free surgery will create 2,000 smiles

The largest free programme in the 20-year history of Operation Smile Vietnam is expected to bring smiles to the faces of 2,000 Vietnamese underprivileged and disadvantaged children until Nov. 14.

Conference calls for child injury prevention

The Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) held a conference in Ho Chi Minh City on Nov. 3 to deploy the 2009-2010 child injury prevention plans for 32 southern and central localities.

Buddhists’ role in HIV/AIDS fight promoted

Buddhist dignitaries and officials in charge of religious affairs from cities and provinces northwards of Quang Tri are attending a conference on Buddhist Leadership Initiative in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
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Vietnam, Mexico discuss indigenous people’s development

Vice Chairman of the Committee for Ethnic Minority Affairs (CEMA) Son Phuoc Hoan has discussed with Mexican government officials policies for indigenous people’s relating to education, culture, health, hunger eradication, poverty reduction and women and children’s issues.

Government assures children best of care

State Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan pledged to provide the best possible conditions for children to take part in social activities and asked relevant agencies to consider children’s concerns and interests.

Vietnam set on 50 pct rate of exclusive breastfeeding

Vietnam is determined to raise the country’s rate of exclusively feeding infants with breast milk for six months after delivery to 50 percent, health authorities said in the “Call for Action” launched on July 31.

Children talks rights at UNICEF forum

Forty five children representing over 160,000 ones in central Kon Tum province convened at a forum co-held by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Vietnam and Kon Tum’s Department of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs on July 20-21.

Ninh Thuan: Maternal and child healthcare services improved

Deputy Health Minister Tran Chi Liem and UNICEF chief representative Jesper Morch have led a working team to southern coastal Ninh Thuan province to supervise the operation of UN-funded children and reproductive healthcare projects in the province.