People in Hanoi get free HBV tests Health

People in Hanoi get free HBV tests

The National Hospital of Tropical Diseases is offering 6,500 free hepatitis B virus (HBV) tests for people living in Hanoi and neighbouring provinces.
Vaccination urged as measles spreads fast in Hanoi Health

Vaccination urged as measles spreads fast in Hanoi

An unexpected spike in the number of children catching measles in Hanoi this summer has left doctors worrying about a potential outbreak, given that 90 percent of the infected children reportedly had yet to receive a vaccination.
Babies at risk of whooping cough Health

Babies at risk of whooping cough

Tran Dac Phu, head of the Ministry of Health’s Department of Preventive Medicine, speaks to the online VietnamPlus newspaper about the latest wave of whooping cough, which has killed five children.
Ebola control measures to be ramped up Health

Ebola control measures to be ramped up

Southern Tay Ninh province’s health authorities and border guards have taken strict measures against the Ebola virus although there has so far not been a single case detected amongst the one million tourists who cross into Vietnam at the locality’s border gates.
Measles cases continue to fall Health

Measles cases continue to fall

A conference will be held on April 22 for 33 northern and northern central provinces being hit by measles to publicise the ministry’s updated guidelines on measles treatment issued on April 18.
Ceremony commemorates Dr. Carlo Urbani Health

Ceremony commemorates Dr. Carlo Urbani

A ceremony was held in Hanoi on April 11 to commemorate Dr. Carlo Urbani, an Italian doctor who devoted his life to fight against SARS in Vietnam , who died 10 years ago.