Forest fires complicate COVID-19 fight in Indonesia World

Forest fires complicate COVID-19 fight in Indonesia

Smog from forest fires in Indonesia could complicate the country's efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, as its government has no contingency plan for additional respiratory diseases, local health experts warned on May 8.
NGO, Australian man support newborn care in Yen Bai Health

NGO, Australian man support newborn care in Yen Bai

Non-governmental organisation VinaCapital Foundation and an Australian sponsor on February 28 presented medical equipment worth nearly 250 million VND (10,600 USD) to the healthcare centre of Van Yen district in the northern mountainous province of Yen Bai, to help care for newborn babies.
Highlights of health sector’s 65-year achievements Health

Highlights of health sector’s 65-year achievements

On February 27, 1955, late President Ho Chi Minh sent a letter to a conference of health care workers across the country. The 368-word letter asked for three things: to stay honest and united, love patients, and devoted to developing the country’s healthcare sector. Since then February 27 has been known as Vietnamese Doctors’ Day.
Quality of life improving in Vietnam Society

Quality of life improving in Vietnam

Vietnam’s population quality has significantly improved during the past 10 years with improved education level and healthcare, especially maternal and child health, experts agreed at a conference held in Hanoi on December 26.
US firm, UNICEF help improve health of newborns in Vietnam Health

US firm, UNICEF help improve health of newborns in Vietnam

The US’s Kimberly Clark Corporation has partnered up with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in a project on improving health of newborns and reducing infant mortality rate in Vietnam’s northern mountainous and Central Highlands regions.
Northern Vietnam reports highest number of death from rabies Health

Northern Vietnam reports highest number of death from rabies

Northern Vietnam remains the region with the highest number of death from rabies, accounting for 80 percent of the country’s mortality, deputy director of the Health Ministry’s Department of Preventive Medicine Dang Quang Tan told a meeting in Hanoi on August 6.
Myanmar: A H1N1 death toll reaches 71 ASEAN

Myanmar: A H1N1 death toll reaches 71

Death toll caused by seasonal influenza, A (H1N1) pdm09, rose to 71 across Myanmar on July 24 as the figure was unveiled by the Public Health Department under the Ministry of Health and Sports on July 25.
HCM City: sex difference at birth narrowed Society

HCM City: sex difference at birth narrowed

Ho Chi Minh City’s average male-to-female sex ratio at birth in the first six months of 2019 remained at a high level, with 109.9 boys per 100 girls, but the difference is smaller compared to the same period last year.