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child mortality

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.

Immunisation significant for public health: deputy minister

Health

Immunisation significant for public health: deputy minister

Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long laid stress on the importance of immunisation for public health and calling parents to get their children fully and properly vaccinated at a meeting held in Buon Ma Thuot city, the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak on June 15.

Vietnam slips in childhood index

Society

Vietnam slips in childhood index

Vietnam has outperformed some ASEAN neighbours including Cambodia, Indonesia and the Philippines in keeping children safe and happy, but inequality is holding its poorest children back, a report revealed.

Hanoi launches WHO “First Embrace” to save lives at birth

Health

Hanoi launches WHO “First Embrace” to save lives at birth

The Ministry of Health (MOH) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) kicked off the “First Embrace” campaign in the National Obstetrics and Gynaecology Hospital in Hanoi on July 17 to promote immediate skin-to-skin contact between mother and child to save thousands of newborn lives in the country.

WHO launches campaign to save newborns in Vietnam

Health

WHO launches campaign to save newborns in Vietnam

The World Health Organization (WHO) launched its “First Embrace” campaign in Vietnam on July 14, highlighting simple steps that will save thousands of newborn lives and prevent hundreds of thousands of complications each year from unsafe or outdated practices in newborn care in the country.