Health

International paediatricians meet in Hanoi

Over 600 international and domestic managers, scientists, paediatricians gathered in Hanoi on October 10 for a two-day conference on paediatrics among Southeast Asian nations and between Vietnam and Australia.
Health

Meeting marks World Sight Day in Hanoi

Vietnam has an estimated 400,000 blind people, 66.1 percent of whom have cataracts, reported the Vietnam National Institute of Ophthalmology (VNIO) in Hanoi on Oct. 8.
Society

Women patients receive free eye treatment

The Vietnam National Institute of Ophthalmology (VNIO) has provided free eye checks-up and medicine to 150 patients, mostly women, in response to the World Sight Day (WSD) 2009’s theme of gender equality in eye care.
Society

Da Nang hosts conference on blindness

More than 600 domestic ophthalmologists and their overseas colleagues discussed measures to combat blindness-related diseases in Vietnam at a national conference that opened in central coastal Da Nang City on Sept. 9.
Health

RoK doctors offer health care to Quang Ngai residents

Doctors from Chung Ang University’s Hospital, an affiliate of the Republic of Korea group, Doosan, will conduct surgery free of charge for children with harelips and cleft palates in the central province of Quang Ngai.
Society

Action month for AO victims to kick off

The Vietnam Red Cross (VRC) has targeted raising 98 billion VND for 70,000 Agent Orange/dioxin victims during this year’s action month, which will run from August 10 to September 10.
Health

Cancer top threat to human life: Ministry

Some 200,000 Vietnamese will be diagnosed with cancer and 100,000 will die of the disease during this and next year, making it the biggest threat, among non-contagious diseases, to public health.
Society

VinaCapital funds cardiac surgery for poor kids

The VinaCapital Foundation (VCF) and Giving-it-back-to-kids (GIBTK), a US non governmental organisation, signed an agreement for a programme to provide cardiac surgery for poor children in Vietnam in the central city of Da Nang on July 16.
Society

UNHCR, Vinacapital assist disadvantaged children

Resident Representative of the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) Vietnam , Vu Anh Son, has pledged 150,000 USD in funding for the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak to build three kindergartens there.
Society

Lam Dong: Disabled children enjoy free surgery

A group of Australian paediatricians in coordination with local doctors have started to provide free surgery to 41 children with innate deformities in Central Highlands Lam Dong province.