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Young doctors make change in far-flung areas

Nearly 600 doctors are needed for medical check-up and treatment work in 62 impoverished districts nationwide. Bringing young volunteer doctors to remote areas has brought positive outcomes.
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New policies take effect this month

A series of new policies are coming into effect this month, including regulations relating to foreign diplomats and policies to support poor students, raise awareness of legal assistance.
New poverty line to be submitted for approval in September Society

New poverty line to be submitted for approval in September

A new updated poverty line relevant to modern conditions will be submitted to the Prime Minister this September since the existing line is too low, said Minister of the Ministry of Labour, Invalids, and Social Affairs (MOLISA) Pham Thi Hai Chuyen on April 15.
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Vietnam sets target for sustainable poverty alleviation

Vietnam aims to reduce the rate of poor households by 1-1.5 percent each year under the updated standards of poverty between 2016 and 2020, according to the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA).

The updated standards of poverty, currently under development and will take effect from 2016, extend beyond the use of income as the only determination of poverty to include the minimum living standard and the access to basic social needs.

MOLISA Minister Pham Thi Hai Chuyen said the ministry will focus on developing new poverty criteria on a multi-dimensional approach while advising the government in revising its poverty reduction mechanism and policies to limit investment dispersal and ensure priority is given to mountainous and ethnic minority areas.
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PM asks for effective poverty reduction efforts

Poverty reduction efforts yielded encouraging outcomes in 2014, particularly in disadvantaged areas, but more practical measures are needed to make achievements more sustainable, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung highlighted at a national teleconference in Hanoi on February 5.