Ministry seeks to raise poor's income

The Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs sets the target for this year to increase the incomes of households in poverty by 160 percent over last year's levels,

Health insurance covers 60 percent of population

About 53 million people nationwide have got covered by health insurance after the Health Insurance Law has been enforced for two years, accounting for over 60 percent of the country’s population.
Italy to help Vietnam train medical doctors Health

Italy to help Vietnam train medical doctors

The Italian Tuscany region’s Red Cross is to fund the training of three paediatricians from Vietnam National Paediatricts’ Hospital as part of a cooperation programme signed in Rome recently.

Hanoi plans long-term facelift for rural areas

The capital city, which merged with several pats of the adjacent rural provinces of Ha Tay and Hoa Binh in 2008, is waiting for Government approval of its project for “New lifestyle Rural Areas” for 2020 with orientations for 2030.

Joyous New Year festival for An Giang Khmer

The Khmer of the Mekong Delta province of An Giang rang in the New Year, Chol Chnam Thmay, with extra joy thanks to a bumper crop and benefits from Party and State social welfare policies.
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Khmer people celebrate traditional New Year

The Khmer ethnic people in the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang welcomed in their New Years festival, Chol Thnam Thmay, with extra joy as they have had a bumper winter-spring crop as well as the Party and State paying them more attention in their recent social welfare policies.

Highland education organisation honoured

The Highland Education Development Organisation (HEDO) and its Director were presented high distinctions at a ceremony to mark the organisation’s 20 th anniversary in Hanoi on Mar. 28.

‘100 best’ for foreign tourists in HCM City

Ho Chi Minh City on February 25 announced the winners of the top 100 prizes in a tourist programme to promote its image as an attractive and safe destination and the busiest economic hub in Vietnam.

French Red Cross helps in storm relief

The French Red Cross (FRC) has committed 19 billion VND (roughly 1.03 million USD) in relief aid for storm victims in several central and Central Highlands provinces.

Sectors coordinate in A/H1N1 flu control

Representatives from 15 cities and provinces in the central region and Central Highlands on Sept. 11 gathered at a seminar in Nha Trang city, in the central coast province of Khanh Hoa to discuss measures to coordinate the control of the A/H1N1 flu.

Vietnam helps Laos build border villages

The International Cooperation Company has handed over the just-completed project on border villages in the northern province of Houaphanh, Laos , to the provincial authority.

First A(H1N1) flu case confirmed

The Ministry of Health on May 31 confirmed the first case of A(H1N1) flu after a 23-year-old student in Ho Chi Minh City tested positive to the virus.

Charity funds clinics in Khanh Hoa

Humanitarian organisation Atlantic Philanthropies (AP) has funded the construction and equipping of 62 communal medical stations in central Khanh Hoa province.