Marrakesh Treaty to help the blind Society

Marrakesh Treaty to help the blind

The lack of documents in Braille and audio books, as well as few sign language speakers limits blind people's development, according to Pham Viet Thu, President of the Vietnam Blind Association.
HCM City’s steps to protect children Society

HCM City’s steps to protect children

Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs plans to submit a report to the municipal People’s Committee on the best ways to protect children and help them live in a safe, healthy and inclusive environment.
Tet gifts presented to AO/dioxin victims Society

Tet gifts presented to AO/dioxin victims

Nearly 100 outstanding students afflicted with Agent Orange (AO)/Dioxin from Hanoi, Ha Nam, Hai Duong, Nam Dinh and Hai Phong have received gift packages and scholarships at the recent “Spring for Children” programme 2018.
Experts stress social insurance for informal sector Society

Experts stress social insurance for informal sector

Vietnam can and should extend social protection to those in the informal economy through a mix of contributory and non-contributory schemes in order to achieve universal coverage, experts said at a conference on November 29.
Sharp rise in seriously ill mental patients Health

Sharp rise in seriously ill mental patients

There has been a sharp year-on-year increase in the number of people suffering from serious mental illnesses, according to a senior official of the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA).
Workshop looks to boost support for vulnerable groups Society

Workshop looks to boost support for vulnerable groups

An international workshop was opened by the Vietnam Peace and Development Foundation and Germany’s Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung in Hanoi on October 23 to encourage the further involvement from society to support vulnerable groups.