Vietnam a shining light in HIV/AIDS treatment Society

Vietnam a shining light in HIV/AIDS treatment

As one of four countries, alongside Germany, Switzerland and the UK, with the best HIV/AIDS treatment in the world, Vietnam has a rate of HIV-infected people receiving antiretroviral (ARV) treatment with a viral load below the inhibitory threshold reaching 96 percent, contributing to reducing HIV infection in the community, a health official has said.
Severe penalties handed down to terrorists Society

Severe penalties handed down to terrorists

The People’s Court of HCM City on September 22 handed down severe sentences to 20 criminals, most of whom are members of the reactionary organisation “Trieu dai Viet” (Viet Dynasty), found guilty of “terrorism to oppose the people’s administration” and “illegally manufacturing, storing and trading explosives”.
Cambodia sets up COVID-19 Health Insurance Coalition World

Cambodia sets up COVID-19 Health Insurance Coalition

The Cambodian Government has formed a COVID-19 Health Insurance Coalition charged with covering treatment costs for all foreign travellers who enter Cambodia amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Khmer Times
Soldiers on the front line of COVID-19 battle Society

Soldiers on the front line of COVID-19 battle

“Thank you, soldiers!” This is the heartfelt sentiment of Vietnamese citizens returning home from overseas and quarantined at facilities in south-central Khanh Hoa province’s military units towards those who have cared for them in recent days.
PM lauds media for contributions to COVID-19 fight Politics

PM lauds media for contributions to COVID-19 fight

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has lauded the media for its important contributions to the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, saying that it has produced practical works to mark the 95th anniversary of the Vietnam Revolutionary Press Day.
Health insurance key to tackle child malnutrition Society

Health insurance key to tackle child malnutrition

Vietnam reported about 700,000 cases of acute malnutrition each year, of which about 230,000 were severe and required medical treatment, according to Huynh Nam Phuong, deputy director of the Food and Nutrition Training Centre under the National Institute of Nutrition.
NA report looks at COVID-19’s social impacts Society

NA report looks at COVID-19’s social impacts

Multiple enterprises have closed down or reduced production scale due to the complicated developments of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report from the National Assembly’s Committee for Social Affairs.
Japanese doctor brings light to visually-impaired Health

Japanese doctor brings light to visually-impaired

Over the past 17 years, Japanese doctor Tadashi Hattori has become a friend to many visually-impaired patients in remote and disadvantaged areas of Vietnam, particularly those in Quang Ninh, Thai Nguyen, Bac Kan, Binh Phuoc and Ca Mau.
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.
Thailand ceases licensing agricultural chemicals World

Thailand ceases licensing agricultural chemicals

Thailand’s Deputy Agriculture Minister Mananya Thaiseth on August 9 ordered the Department of Agriculture to put the brakes on licence extensions for hazardous farm chemicals, and vowed to ban three substances by the end of this year.