Seminar talks development of shrimp farming Society

Seminar talks development of shrimp farming

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong has ordered provinces and cities to focus on ensuring farmers raise shrimp using proper breeding processes and advanced techniques.
VN hospitals fall short of infection control targets Health

VN hospitals fall short of infection control targets

Hospital infection control is a major concern for health care providers and patients all over the world. Preventing such infections is a critical aspect of improving hospital safety, heard a recent conference in Hanoi.
HCM City to ensure food safety at traditional markets Society

HCM City to ensure food safety at traditional markets

Researchers at Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (OUCRU) have recommended improvements in slaughtering and hygiene to limit cross-contamination with non-typhoidal salmonella, particularly in poultry wet markets in HCM City.
Southeast Asia a 'hotspot' for antibiotic abuse: FAO official World

Southeast Asia a 'hotspot' for antibiotic abuse: FAO official

Overuse and misuse of antibiotics in food is rife in Southeast Asia, a Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) official said on January 31, warning of serious risks for people and animals as bacterial infections become more resistant to treatment.
HCM City hospitals use IT to regulate antibiotic use Health

HCM City hospitals use IT to regulate antibiotic use

Many hospitals in HCM City use software to monitor the prescription of antibiotics to ensure they are not abused causing bacteria to mutate to become antibiotic-resistant, a major global health problem, including in Vietnam.
Experts slam Vietnam’s air pollution Health

Experts slam Vietnam’s air pollution

Vietnam has an increasing incidence of respiratory diseases, with the World Health Organisation (WHO) repeatedly issuing warnings that it is among the most air-polluted countries in the Asia-Pacific region, according to health experts.
Vietnam aims to treat HIV, halt drug rise Health

Vietnam aims to treat HIV, halt drug rise

Vietnam must step up efforts to ensure 90 percent of HIV-infected people will receive sustained antiretroviral (ARV) therapy by 2020, in line with the international UN target, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam said at a meeting of National Committee for AIDS, Prostitution and Drug Prevention on December 8.