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.
Tu Du Hospital, experts discuss ways to prevent pre-term births Health

Tu Du Hospital, experts discuss ways to prevent pre-term births

Pre-term births are the leading cause of global under-5 child mortality, as well as short- and long-term morbidities such as sepsis, retinopathy of prematurity, and neurodevelopment impairment, Dr Jane Hirst of Oxford University said at a conference held recently in Ho Chi Minh City.
Disease season peaks in southern region Health

Disease season peaks in southern region

Hospitals in the southern region have admitted many patients diagnosed with hand-foot-mouth disease, measles or upper respiratory infections as the peak season for contagious diseases has arrived.
Health

Vietnam, Japan study dioxin effects on infants

Dioxin levels in the milk of first-time mothers living near the heavily-contaminated Bien Hoa airport in southern Dong Nai province have been found to be higher than levels recorded in other regions.
Society

Brave bikers geared to raise fund for children

A group of 10 foreigners are riding Honda 67 bikes from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, following the former Ho Chi Minh Trail, to raise funds for improvements in healthcare for childbearing women and premature babies in the central region.