Society

EC-funded project helps flood-affected people

As many as 3,200 households in the Mekong Delta provinces of An Giang and Dong Thap, which are frequently visited by flood, have had new homes and clean water supply facilities to stabilize their lives.
Health

Neonatal care training for medical staff

– Some 50 health workers from central Thua Thien-Hue province have improved their skills in neonatal care through a three-month training course, which ended on June 10.
Health

New A/H1N1 cases found in Lao Cai

The northern mountainous province of Lao Cai on May 8 detected six new suspected cases of swine flu A/H1N1 with three tested positive for the virus.
Health

JICA helps improve maternal, child health in Hoa Binh

More than 28,000 pregnant women and mothers of under one-year-old children in the northern province of Hoa Binh received Maternal and Child Health handbooks in 2012 under a project funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
Health

Ten years on, VN hailed for success against SARS

A World Health Organisation (WHO) official has hailed Vietnam’s title as the first country in the world to successfully control a SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) pandemic 10 years ago.
Health

New circular reduces maternal mortality rate

The Ministry of Health and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) on April 23 launched Circular No. 7, which defines the criteria, responsibilities and duties of village-based health workers, including ethnic minority midwifes.
No H7N9 virus found in Vietnam Health

No H7N9 virus found in Vietnam

No positive samples of avian influenza H7N9 virus have been found in poultry in Vietnam, an official from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural said on April 16.
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.
Society

Livestock disease management to be improved

Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan has asked the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) to monitor the bird flu epidemic and keep the public updated in a recent official document.
VNA honours Vietnamese doctors Society

VNA honours Vietnamese doctors

The Vietnam News Agency (VNA) on Feb. 26 organised an exchange programme to celebrate the 58th anniversary of the Vietnamese Doctors’ Day (Feb. 27, 1955 - Feb. 27, 2013).

Vietnam supports family planning measures Society

Vietnam supports family planning measures

More than 200 million women in the world's poorest countries including Vietnam, especially the young or socially disadvantaged, did not have access to family planning services and information, heard a conference in Hanoi on November 16.