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Vietnam enhances diabetes screening

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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.

Vietnam moves to control non-communicable diseases

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Vietnam moves to control non-communicable diseases

Diagnosis and management of outpatient treatment of non-communicable diseases like hypertension at commune-level health stations will be the focus of the Project on Strengthening Management of Hypertension and Diabetes at Commune Health Station and Communication on Salt Use Reduction.

Experts: Local clinics in need of revamp

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Experts: Local clinics in need of revamp

People require medical care even before they fall sick, said Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien at the opening of a training programme to improve the quality of local clinics and the country’s grass-roots level health care system, in Hanoi’s Dan Phuong district.

Overloaded central hospitals in need of support

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Overloaded central hospitals in need of support

Local-level health care facilities are expected to increase their capacity and provide better services to help reduce pressure at central hospitals by “gaining public trust”, said Nguyen Nam Lien, Director of the Health Ministry's Planning and Finance Department, at a press conference in Hanoi on June 29.

Tobacco causes socio-economic burden: Minister

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Tobacco causes socio-economic burden: Minister

Smoking has created an economic burden to not only smokers and their families but also society, said Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien at a meeting held in response to the World No Tobacco Day in Hanoi on May 31.