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Vietnam ready for production of two influenza vaccines

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Vietnam ready for production of two influenza vaccines

The Institute of Vaccines and Medical Biologicals (IVAC) has completed the clinical trials of two types of seasonal influenza vaccine, which are expected to receive approval for commercial use in 2019, said Dr Le Van Be, head of the institute.

Innovation in medical education highlighted

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Innovation in medical education highlighted

As Vietnam and its Southeast Asian neighbours integrate into the ASEAN bloc, which will require the free movement of health care workers and patients, there is an urgent need to update the country’s system of medical education including university curricula and approaches to teaching and learning, according to medical professors.

Dengue fever to continue as threat

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Dengue fever to continue as threat

El Nino is likely to be one of the strongest on record this winter, posing a risk of outbreak of dengue fever and other diseases in Southeast Asian countries including Vietnam.

Lam Dong: suspected MERS case tests negative

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Lam Dong: suspected MERS case tests negative

The Russian visitor in Lam Dong province who was suspected of contracting the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome – Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) tested negative for the deadly virus, affirmed the Central Highlands province’s Department of Health Director Pham Thi Bach Yen on June 24.

Multinational online meeting to cope with MERS-CoV

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Multinational online meeting to cope with MERS-CoV

Vietnam’s Ministry of Health organised an online meeting on June 23 with ASEAN member states, the Republic of Korea, Japan and China to share information on coping with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV).

Cooperation in health technology enhanced

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Cooperation in health technology enhanced

A workshop on cooperation in health technology was held in Hanoi on March 21 by Japan’s Nagoya University, the Japanese daily Nikkei in collaboration with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), and Vietnam’s Ministry of Health and Bach Mai Hospital.

Vietnam, Switzerland work on low-cost medicines

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Vietnam, Switzerland work on low-cost medicines

The Vietnam Ministry of Health and Switzerland’s Novartis Group have signed a memorandum of understanding on low-cost with the aim of increasing Vietnamese people’s access to essential generic drugs that they can afford.

WHO: Quinvaxem vaccine is safe

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WHO: Quinvaxem vaccine is safe

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has sent a dispatch to Vietnam’s Ministry of Health, affirming that the Quinvaxem vaccine meets quality and safety requirements, and recommends it for vaccination programmes nationwide.

1.8 mln USD for mother-and-child healthcare

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1.8 mln USD for mother-and-child healthcare

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Vietnam’s Ministry of Health will conduct a project to popularise maternal health record books in four provinces over three years starting in January, 2011.