WB to launch 1.5 billion USD agricultural fund

The World Bank (WB) will set up a trust fund to assist the agricultural sector in poor and under developed countries with an initial 1.5 billion USD, said it’s President Robert Zoellick on Nov. 30, warning of the risk of another food price crisis.

Hanoi focuses on ethnic minority areas

Hanoi is striving to reduce the poverty rate amongst the ethnic minorities by 2-3 percent per year and double the per-capita income in these areas between now and 2020.

Health experts seek solutions for the elderly

International and domestic health experts gathered for a two-day conference in Hanoi to discuss practical way to improve health care services for elderly citizens at a reasonable cost.

Healthcare service in Mekong Delta improved

More than 600,000 people at risk of poverty in the Mekong Delta have been given 1.5 million USD to buy optional health insurance thanks to a regional healthcare project.

Vietnam hopes to receive more NGO aid

A conference to strengthen and expand partnerships with non-governmental organisations is being held in the central province of Nghe An on July 10 and 11.

Ninh Thuan: Maternal and child healthcare services improved

Deputy Health Minister Tran Chi Liem and UNICEF chief representative Jesper Morch have led a working team to southern coastal Ninh Thuan province to supervise the operation of UN-funded children and reproductive healthcare projects in the province.

Health insurance sector opens up

With the health insurance sector regaining its charm, existing players are rolling up their sleeves in anticipation of intense competition.