Forest fire haze causes breathing problems to over 900,000 Indonesians World

Forest fire haze causes breathing problems to over 900,000 Indonesians

The number of Indonesians suffering respiratory problems or ISPA caused by smoke from forest and peatland fires blanketing parts of Borneo and Sumatra in the past few months has reached over 919,000, according to Indonesia’s National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) spokesman Agus Wibowo.
WB, UNICEF call for efforts to address child undernutrition in Vietnam Society

WB, UNICEF call for efforts to address child undernutrition in Vietnam

The World Bank (WB) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have called for solid steps to handle undernutrition among Vietnamese children, and reaffirmed their strong commitments to work with the Government in this issue as the country is building its socio-economic development strategy for 2021-2030.
Indonesia focuses budget on numerous fields in 2020     World

Indonesia focuses budget on numerous fields in 2020

Indonesian President Joko Widodo on August 5 chaired a plenary cabinet meeting to discuss the draft 2020 state budget and its financial notes, during which he affirmed that the budget will prioritise the promotion of human resources through education, healthcare and training.
HCM City's retail sales remain strong Business

HCM City's retail sales remain strong

Ho Chi Minh City’s retail sales and services grew by 12.2 percent year-on-year in the first half to nearly 600 trillion VND (25.8 billion USD), according to its Department of Industry and Trade.
Dak Lak province reports another dengue fever death Health

Dak Lak province reports another dengue fever death

The Central Highlands province of Dak Lak recently recorded one death from dengue fever, the second fatality in the province since the start of the year, said Director of the provincial Centre for Preventive Medicine Pham Van Lao.
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.
VIETBABY to be held in HCM City Business

VIETBABY to be held in HCM City

The international exhibition on products and services for maternity, mothers and children and kids, VIETBABY 2019, will be held in Ho Chi Minh City from May 30 to June 2, with the participation of more than 150 local and foreign exhibitors.
Health ministry warns of spring diseases Health

Health ministry warns of spring diseases

Health experts are advising people to take precautions to prevent epidemics and diseases that frequently occur in the first three months of the year during the humid weather and crowded festivals, said Tran Dac Phu, head of the Ministry of Health’s Department of Preventive Medicine.