Vietnam plans to vaccinate high-risk group against A/H1N1 flu

The Ministry of Health (MoH) has asked the Government’s permission to give A/H1N1 flu vaccines to pregnant women, people with chronic diseases and medical workers who are directly involved in flu prevention and control, said a ministry official.

Diabetes prevention project gets underway

The Health Ministry and the National Hospital of Endocrinology held a conference in Hanoi on September 24 at the start of a national diabetes prevention project.

Vietnam commits efficient use of int’l assistance

Vietnam pledges the continued efficient use of international assistance which is not only of an important material value but also of a meaningful moral and spiritual support to the Vietnamese people at this critical time after typhoon Ketsana, said the Vietnamese representative.

Deputy PM orders boats to port

Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai on Sept. 28 took control of measures to handle the effects of Tropical Storm Ketsana, which follows floods that claimed at least nine lives.

Busy trades lift Index past 550 benchmark

Trading excitement from the opening of Sept. 14 session on the HCM Stock Exchange drove the VN-Index up 8.60 points to 556.59, a gain of 1.57 percent to start the new week.

Ancient art needs a new home

With a decrepit building as its only showcase in the city, the very existence of cai luong (reformed theatre) is threatened, a heartbreaking scenario for professionals and fans of this traditional performing art who have been longing for a new and modern theatre.

Vietnam spreads information to combat spread of A/H1N1

The Health Ministry on July 28 sent an urgent telegram to central municipal and provincial health directors asking them to reinforce the dissemination of information on A/H1N1 amid complicated developments of the disease in Vietnam and around the world.

Torrential rains leave almost 70 dead in China

Heavy rains have left at least 66 people dead, 66 missing and made more than 30,000 homeless since the beginning of June in southern Chinese provinces of Sichuan, Jiangxi, Hunan and Guizhou and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

Cancer top threat to human life: Ministry

Some 200,000 Vietnamese will be diagnosed with cancer and 100,000 will die of the disease during this and next year, making it the biggest threat, among non-contagious diseases, to public health.