Vaccination urged as measles spreads fast in Hanoi Health

Vaccination urged as measles spreads fast in Hanoi

An unexpected spike in the number of children catching measles in Hanoi this summer has left doctors worrying about a potential outbreak, given that 90 percent of the infected children reportedly had yet to receive a vaccination.
Hanoi sets up centre for disease control Health

Hanoi sets up centre for disease control

Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung has approved the establishment of a centre for disease control based on the restructuring of the Centre for Preventive Medicine in Hanoi.
Dengue outbreak risks remain despite fall in new cases Health

Dengue outbreak risks remain despite fall in new cases

Although the number of dengue fever cases in Vietnam in the first months of this year posted a year-on-year decrease of 41.4 percent, there remain numerous latent risks of the disease to break out, according to the Department of Preventive Medicine.
Bird flu outbreak casts pall over Tet Health

Bird flu outbreak casts pall over Tet

The Ministry of Health has urged municipal and provincial people’s committees, health departments and citizens across the country to take preventions against a possible bird flu over the next 16 days ahead of the Lunar New Year and duringthe first months of the new year. ​
Community advised to keep vigilant on dengue Health

Community advised to keep vigilant on dengue

Despite a recent sharp fall in the number of dengue cases, the community should not neglect preventive measures against the epidemics, warned the Department of Preventive Medicine under the Ministry of Health.
Health officials seek measures to eliminate rabies Health

Health officials seek measures to eliminate rabies

Health care officials from 63 localities nationwide gathered at a conference in Bac Giang city of the northern province of Bac Giang on September 26 to discuss measures to control and erase rabies in Vietnam.
 HCM City’s hospitals to adopt financial autonomy Health

HCM City’s hospitals to adopt financial autonomy

Public hospitals in Ho Chi Minh City will have to implement financial and managerial autonomy from October 1, but are facing many challenges in order to ensure successful operations according to the new model.
Dengue fever cases nationwide fall Health

Dengue fever cases nationwide fall

Most localities nationwide have reported declines in dengue fever cases in the past four weeks, said Tran Dac Phu, Director of the Health Ministry’s Preventive Medicine Department, on September 14.
Dengue fever cases continue reducing Health

Dengue fever cases continue reducing

The number of dengue fever cases dropped last week but is still high, said Tran Dac Phu, Director of the Preventive Medicine Department under the Health Department at a meeting on August 31.