Vietnam assisted to meet needs of aging population Society

Vietnam assisted to meet needs of aging population

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the World Bank (WB) on August 7 jointly launched a knowledge-sharing programme to assist policymakers in Vietnam with developing new models of care services for the elderly as Vietnam’s population is aging at a pace faster than any of its regional peers.
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.
Raising public awareness of natural disaster preparedness Environment

Raising public awareness of natural disaster preparedness

Competent authorities should work to raise public awareness as well as improve their forecasting capacity against natural disasters in the context of extreme and unpredictable climate change, Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong said in a letter penned for the 72nd anniversary of the Traditional Day on Natural Disaster Prevention (May 22).
Health ministry warns of spring diseases Health

Health ministry warns of spring diseases

Health experts are advising people to take precautions to prevent epidemics and diseases that frequently occur in the first three months of the year during the humid weather and crowded festivals, said Tran Dac Phu, head of the Ministry of Health’s Department of Preventive Medicine.