Children with hydrocephalus to get free surgery Health

Children with hydrocephalus to get free surgery

About 500 children with hydrocephalus will receive free surgery financed by the Hang Huu Charity Fund starting this year, announced Chairwoman of the Hang Huu Heart Programme Nguyen Phuong Hang in Ho Chi Minh City on March 12.
Vietnam enhances diabetes screening Health

Vietnam enhances diabetes screening

Vietnam has instituted many screening programmes for diabetes and pre-diabetes as part of efforts to reduce the rate of undiagnosed diabetics and protect people from cardiometabolic disorders which are intrinsically linked with diabetes and a major cause of morbidity and mortality world-wide, according to experts.
Inspectors concentrate on food additives Health

Inspectors concentrate on food additives

Producers and businesses are only allowed to use food additives permitted by the Ministry of Health to ensure products have no negative impacts on users’ health.
Island teacher inspires students Society

Island teacher inspires students

Doan Van Kieu, a teacher at Son Hai Secondary School in Son Hai island commune, Kien Luong district in the southern province of Kien Giang, has been teaching for more than 17 years and designed more than 20 teaching models.
Environment

Vietnam improves PCB management

The results of a PCB (Polychlorinated biphenyls) management initiative reflect Vietnam’s strong commitment to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), stated Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Bui Cach Tuyen at a workshop in Hanoi on June 25.
Society

New regulations on drugs for execution

A dose of a combination of three drugs that respectively paralyses human body’s nervous system and skeletal muscles and stops the heart will be used in the execution of death-row prisoners.
Deputy PM calls for awareness campaign on HFMD  Health

Deputy PM calls for awareness campaign on HFMD

Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan has asked local authorities throughout the nation to expand information dissemination activities that focus on methods to prevent the hand-foot-mouth disease (HFMD) in order to reduce the number of cases.