Health

New test to detect neonatal jaundice

Approximately 3,000 premature, newborn and over-35 week old babies from 10 major hospitals in northern Vietnam will be screened for neonatal jaundice with the new Bilistick test.
Health

Southern children with facial deformities offered free surgeries

Free corrective surgeries will be provided for 63 children with disabilities in Southern Vietnam through March 13 by the 175 Military Hospital in coordination with the US-based Project Vietnam Foundation, the Quan Doi Nhan Dan (People’s Army) newspaper reported.
Healthcare sector awarded Independence Order Health

Healthcare sector awarded Independence Order

The health sector has been awarded Independence Order, first class, in recognition of its great contributions to the cause of caring for people’s health as well as comprehensive progresses it has made over the years.
Over 90 percent Vietnamese midwives of intermediate level Health

Over 90 percent Vietnamese midwives of intermediate level

More than 90 percent of Vietnamese midwives have received intermediate-level training, while 7 percent meet the minimum standards of the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), the Ministry of Health and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) reported.
Health

Vietnam wants further assistance from UNICEF

National Assembly Vice Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong has said she wants the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to continue assisting Vietnam in implementing projects in the cooperation framework between the two sides.
Politics

Front leader offers Tet gifts to children

Chairman of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Nguyen Thien Nhan visited and presented gifts to Tam Binh Child Protection Centre in Ho Chi Minh City ’s Thu Duc district on January 21 on the occasion of the 2014 Lunar New Year.
HIV/AIDS fight in Asia-Pacific far from over: UN Society

HIV/AIDS fight in Asia-Pacific far from over: UN

The United Nations Children’s Fund ( UNICEF ) has voiced deep concern over high HIV/AIDS infection among children and teenagers in Asia-Pacific and called for accelerated actions to address the specific needs of this vulnerable group and wipe out the pandemic.
Business

How producers milk the public dry in Vietnam

Tran Quang Trung, head of the Ministry of Health's Department of Food Safety and Hygiene, talked to Thoi bao Kinh te Viet Nam newspaper to set the record straight about the recent hike in milk prices.
Health

JICA helps improve maternal, child health in Vietnam

The northwestern mountainous province of Hoa Binh on September 13 launched a drive to help residents improve maternal and newborn healthcare with financial support from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
Vaccine safety regulation violations found Health

Vaccine safety regulation violations found

Inspectors have found many violations in technical injection process, vaccine preservation and safety regulations during their recent inspection of overall vaccination process at 30 provinces and cities nation-wide.