Hanoi to spend over 5.3 mln USD on poverty reduction Society

Hanoi to spend over 5.3 mln USD on poverty reduction

Authorities of Hanoi have decided to earmark more 124 billion VND (over 5.3 million USD) each year for promoting sustainable poverty reduction in the locality, towards having no poor households by the end of this year.
Vietnam faces shortage of qualified geriatric nurses Health

Vietnam faces shortage of qualified geriatric nurses

Vietnam is facing an alarming shortage of qualified nursing care workers for the elderly. Most elderly people are cared for by their relatives or domestic helpers with little medical expertise, health experts said.
HCM City lacks elderly care facilities Society

HCM City lacks elderly care facilities

An ageing population is posing mounting challenges to providing care for elderly people in Vietnam. However, in a country where most families look after old parents in their own homes, the idea of a ‘nursing home’ or geriatric centre remains an alien concept.
Population ageing challenges Vietnam Videos

Population ageing challenges Vietnam

There are now more than 10 million elderly people in Vietnam, of whom 2 million are over eighty years old. Vietnam has had an ageing population since 2011 with its ageing pace among the fastest in the
Vice President presents gifts to Ca Mau elderly, orphans Society

Vice President presents gifts to Ca Mau elderly, orphans

Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh visited and offered gifts worth 130 million VND (5,700 USD) to 108 elderly people, orphans, children with disabilities and staff of the social protection centre in the southernmost province of Ca Mau on June 7.