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Lao Ministry of Health warns of dengue fever nationwide

World

Lao Ministry of Health warns of dengue fever nationwide

The Lao Ministry of Health has advised people across the country to clear potential mosquito breeding sites as the current outbreak of dengue fever has claimed 27 lives and more than 11,000 people have contracted the virus so far this year.

Efforts against child drowning strengthened in Lao Cai province

Society

Efforts against child drowning strengthened in Lao Cai province

The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Welfares, the People’s Committee of the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai, the World Health Organisation, the Bloomberg Philanthropies charitable fund and a global health policy lobbying organization of the US have launched a programme to fight drowning among the children in Lao Cai province.

Thousands join walk to convey health messages

Health

Thousands join walk to convey health messages

Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh and thousands of people joined in a walk to launch the “Walk for your health” competition, part of activities to mark the 10th founding anniversary of the Vietnam Young Physicians Association (VYPA).

Tu Du Hospital, experts discuss ways to prevent pre-term births

Health

Tu Du Hospital, experts discuss ways to prevent pre-term births

Pre-term births are the leading cause of global under-5 child mortality, as well as short- and long-term morbidities such as sepsis, retinopathy of prematurity, and neurodevelopment impairment, Dr Jane Hirst of Oxford University said at a conference held recently in Ho Chi Minh City.

Vietnam aims to eradicate malaria by 2030

Health

Vietnam aims to eradicate malaria by 2030

Vietnam is expected to put an end to Plasmodium falciparum malaria parasite by 2025, towards eliminating all species of malaria by 2030 as recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO).