Vietnam looks to tackle injury, accidents Society

Vietnam looks to tackle injury, accidents

As many as 3,600 injuries are reported every day in Vietnam, killing about 90 people, said Deputy Health Minister Nguyen Truong Son at a national scientific conference on injury prevention in Hanoi on November 12.
Vietnamese bamboo straws adorn world drinks Business

Vietnamese bamboo straws adorn world drinks

People are turning against plastic straws, and a 32-year-old man has come up with a reusable bamboo alternative for the once ubiquitous and popular item that has become a symbol of throw-away culture.
River turns swimming class Society

River turns swimming class

Drowning among children is a huge concern in many countries. To reduce the risk, Nghe Hai commune, Cua Lo district, Nghe An province has opened swimming classes for children on Lam Giang river.
 Four drown in Binh Thuan sea Society

Four drown in Binh Thuan sea

Four tourists drowned to their death and two others are still missing when swimming in the sea in Dat Lanh tourism site in La Gi town, the central province of Binh Thuan, on August 10.
Forum gives children a voice in child-related issues Society

Forum gives children a voice in child-related issues

Ninety children of 19 ethnic minority groups in Dien Bien province gathered at the Children’s Forum jointly held by the provincial People’s Committee, the World Vision Vietnam and the Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation in the northern mountainous locality on July 31.
Localities asked to promptly overcome storm consequences Society

Localities asked to promptly overcome storm consequences

The Office of the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control has asked ministries, sectors and localities to continue implementing measures to overcome consequences of rains and floods caused by Typhoon Mun, ensuring the safety of dams.
Efforts against child drowning strengthened in Lao Cai province Society

Efforts against child drowning strengthened in Lao Cai province

The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Welfares, the People’s Committee of the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai, the World Health Organisation, the Bloomberg Philanthropies charitable fund and a global health policy lobbying organization of the US have launched a programme to fight drowning among the children in Lao Cai province.
Thanh Hoa struggles to prevent child drowning Society

Thanh Hoa struggles to prevent child drowning

The central coastal province of Thanh Hoa is intensifying activities under the local project on sustainable interference to prevent child drowning after several incidents happened in the locality in the past five months.
Mekong Delta takes action to prevent drowning incidents Society

Mekong Delta takes action to prevent drowning incidents

The Mekong Delta has the highest rate of drowning in the country, particularly in Dong Thap province, where the number of deaths due to drowning is 10 times higher compared to that of dengue fever and hand, foot and mouth disease combined.
Campaign launched to stop school violence, child abuse Society

Campaign launched to stop school violence, child abuse

A campaign entitled “Act for Children” was launched in Hanoi on June 1, the International Children’s Day, with the goal of stopping school violence and child abuse through raising awareness of families, schools and the community.