Health

Efforts needed to improve health care in Central Highlands

Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien has urged Central Highlands provinces to accelerate the completion of construction on a regional general hospital and continue improving the grassroots health system to ensure proper health checks and treatment for locals.
Central coastal city holds anti-terrorism exercise Society

Central coastal city holds anti-terrorism exercise

The Vietnam Maritime Administration in conjunction with the central coastal province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau organised a counter-terrorism exercise in Vung Tau city on December 1 to ensure navigation safety and security.
Tourists from Ebola risk areas under strict observation Health

Tourists from Ebola risk areas under strict observation

Almost 23,000 tourists, including one from Liberia – the country most affected by the Ebola virus in West Africa - were recorded at the Vietnamese-Cambodian border crossings at Moc Bai and Xa Mat in southern Tay Ninh province between August 12-25.
Health Ministry holds drill on Ebola outbreak Health

Health Ministry holds drill on Ebola outbreak

The Health Ministry and the Pasteur Institute in Ho Chi Minh City held a drill on August 14 to get hospitals in the city prepared for a possible Ebola outbreak, which is currently ravaging West Africa, though no case of infection has been reported in Vietnam so far.
Vietnam slashes child mortality rate by 60 percent Health

Vietnam slashes child mortality rate by 60 percent

Vietnam is one of 10 nations that has successfully reduced child and maternal deaths. It cut under-five mortality by 60 percent from 58 to 23.2 per 1,000 live births between 1990 and 2012. This amounted to saving the lives of 23.4 million children.