Vietnam prepares to support aging population Society

Vietnam prepares to support aging population

Vietnam is among the countries with the fastest aging rate in the world, which has widespread and long-term impacts on the country, requiring comprehensive proactive policies for the elderly.
Immunisation Week raises awareness of vaccination’s importance Health

Immunisation Week raises awareness of vaccination’s importance

Vaccination is one of the greatest medical success stories that save 2-3 million lives every year, said Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long at a meeting held in the central province of Quang Ngai on June 3 in response to the World Immunisation Week 2017.
Pilot models help early detection of HIV Health

Pilot models help early detection of HIV

A series of models to provide consultations and tests for HIV, through local-level medical establishments have been piloted in some provinces and cities nationwide from 2015-2017.
Over 2,800 blood units collected so far Society

Over 2,800 blood units collected so far

More than 2,800 units of blood have been collected thanks to a nationwide donation campaign called “Red Journey”, according to Director of the National Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion Nguyen Anh Tri.
Campaign launched to reduce smoking Health

Campaign launched to reduce smoking

An anti-smoking publicity campaign was launched on February 22 in a bid to raise people’s awareness on the ill effects the habit brings to both smokers and non-smokers.
Vietnam moves to eradicate rabies by 2020 Health

Vietnam moves to eradicate rabies by 2020

Vietnam aims to eradicate rabies by 2020, reported a meeting in the northern province of Phu Tho on May 24, with representatives from 10 northern provinces prone to the disease taking part.
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Ministry raises awareness of benefits of vaccinations

A vaccination week was launched on April 24 by the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organisation in Vietnam to raise awareness among parents or caregivers of the importance of vaccinations in disease prevention.