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Tourists from Ebola risk areas under strict observation

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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

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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

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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.

Hanoi takes urgent measures to control measles

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Hanoi takes urgent measures to control measles

Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen The Thao on April 18 urged the municipal authorities to take drastic measures to contain measles outbreak, which have so far killed 25 people, mostly under-10-year-old children.

Health Minister explains cause of sector’s deficiency

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Health Minister explains cause of sector’s deficiency

Health Minister explains cause of sector’s deficiency Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien has pointed out primary objective and subjective reasons behind the deficiency of the health sector, underlining limitations of health workers and the overloading of hospitals.