Blindness rate drops strongly in Vietnam Health

Blindness rate drops strongly in Vietnam

The rate of blindness among people 50 years old and older has dropped strongly in the past decade, standing at 1.3 percent in 2015 from 3.1 percent in 2008, according to the latest survey conducted in 14 cities and provinces in 2015.
HCM City, Japan’s Aichi prefecture boost cooperation Politics

HCM City, Japan’s Aichi prefecture boost cooperation

Ho Chi Minh City and Japan’s Aichi prefecture should accelerate cooperation in such potential sectors as engineering industry, electronics, information and technology (IT) and plastic chemistry, said Chairman of the HCM City People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong.
Vietnam enhances diabetes screening Health

Vietnam enhances diabetes screening

Vietnam has instituted many screening programmes for diabetes and pre-diabetes as part of efforts to reduce the rate of undiagnosed diabetics and protect people from cardiometabolic disorders which are intrinsically linked with diabetes and a major cause of morbidity and mortality world-wide, according to experts.
Prime Minister hails Central Eye Hospital for eye care efforts Health

Prime Minister hails Central Eye Hospital for eye care efforts

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has applauded achievements recorded by the Vietnam National Institute of Ophthalmology (VNIO), known as the Central Eye Hospital, especially the efforts made by it and the World Health Organisation (WHO) to eradicate trachoma in Vietnam.