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and Entomology

US institute lauds Vietnam’s elimination of lymphatic filariasis

Health

US institute lauds Vietnam’s elimination of lymphatic filariasis

Vietnam has got rid of lymphatic filariasis (LF) thanks to the Government’s drastic efforts and international support, stressed US RTI International - an independent and non-profit institute that provides research, development and technical services to government and commercial clients worldwide.

Health sector targets to curb malaria

Health

Health sector targets to curb malaria

The health sector aims to keep the rate of people with malaria below 0.15 per thousand and the rate of mortality related to the disease below 0.02 per thousand in the 2016-2020 period.

 Fulbright US-ASEAN scholars named

ASEAN

Fulbright US-ASEAN scholars named

Ten new visiting scholars were selected to join a group of Fulbright US-ASEAN exchange programme participants, according to a statement issued by the ASEAN Secretariat on September 1.

Thua Thien-Hue to cope with exotic malaria

Health

Thua Thien-Hue to cope with exotic malaria

Localities in the central province of Thua Thien- Hue are facing increased cases of malaria, due primarily to imported infections from neighbouring Laos, according to the provincial Centre of Malariology, Parasitology and Entomology.

Drug-resistant malaria a growing threat

Health

Drug-resistant malaria a growing threat

Although Vietnam has seen a downward trend of malaria cases, elimination of the disease faces challenges, including the emergence of a strain that has become more drug-resistant, thus, requiring a longer period of recovery, and an increasing number of cases caused by a less dangerous strain that is, however, more difficult to treat.

Bright prospect for dragon fruit exports

Business

Bright prospect for dragon fruit exports

Vietnam now has more opportunities to ship dragon fruit, or thanh long in Vietnamese, to some choosy markets such as the US, Japan, the Republic of Korea (RoK) and China’s Taiwan in the coming time as local scientists have found a new way to protect the fruit from melon fly disease, a local newspaper reported.