'Funky balls' could be added to banned drug list Society

'Funky balls' could be added to banned drug list

The Government has asked the Ministry of Public Security to study and add recreational nitrous oxide balloons, also known as funky balls, to the list of drugs and precursor substances for strict management and supervision.
Deputy PM receives UN HIV/AIDS official Politics

Deputy PM receives UN HIV/AIDS official

Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the National Committee for AIDS, Drug and Prostitution Prevention and Control Vu Duc Dam hosted a reception in Hanoi on November 29 for Director of the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) Regional Support Team for Asia and the Pacific Eamonn Murphy.
Gender equality helps reduce sex imbalance at birth: official Society

Gender equality helps reduce sex imbalance at birth: official

Raising public awareness of gender equality as well as improving status of women and girls are considered as keys to reduce the unbalanced sex ratio at birth, said Deputy General Director of the General Office for Population - Family Planning Nguyen Thi Ngoc Lan on October 8.
More efforts taken to push back tuberculosis Health

More efforts taken to push back tuberculosis

Delegates at a conference in Hanoi on August 15 discussed measures to complete tuberculosis (TB) treatment facilities in 15 provinces that have yet to build special hospitals for this disease.
Tay Ninh drives back human trafficking Society

Tay Ninh drives back human trafficking

Sharing a 240km border with Cambodia, the southern province of Tay Ninh is considered a hotspot for transnational crime, including the trafficking of women and children.