Thousands of Nam Dinh children to get free heart checks Health

Thousands of Nam Dinh children to get free heart checks

Children under 16 years of age in the northern province of Nam Dinh will get free heart checks on April 6-7 within the framework of an annual programme jointly implemented by the Nam Dinh Children’s Hospital, the Central Children’s Hospital, and the military communications group Viettel.
Combined treatment lifts TB/HIV patient burdens Health

Combined treatment lifts TB/HIV patient burdens

A Ministry of Health (MoH) pilot programme to combine tuberculosis and HIV treatments for TB/HIV co-infected patients in medical centres at district and commune levels has yielded positive results, experts said.
New strategy needed to improve HIV treatment quality Health

New strategy needed to improve HIV treatment quality

A new strategy should be applied in HIV/AIDS prevention and control, with a focus on early treatment in HIV-positive cases, ambulatory treatment, and extending treatment services to jails and remote and poor areas, said a Health Ministry official.
Society

Localities move to combat diabetes

Free check-ups and consultations on diabetes were offered at an awareness raising event in Ho Chi Minh City on November 14 on the life-threatening disease and healthy lifestyles.

Health

HCM City moves to lower HIV/AIDS numbers

Anti-retroviral therapy treatment will be expanded, and prevention and harm-reduction measures increased to reduce the number of HIV/AIDS cases in Ho Chi Minh City, experts have said.
Health

New HIV treatment could reduce deaths

The Joint United Nations Team on HIV in Vietnam on May 20 announced that Vietnam would be the first country to pilot Treatment 2.0 - a new generation of HIV treatment that it said could radically cut AIDS-related deaths and help prevent new HIV infections.