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.
Knowledge about cancer and treatment updated Health

Knowledge about cancer and treatment updated

New technologies in the treatment, screening and early detection of cancer were updated at the Vietnam Cancer Patient Forum 2018 held by the Salt Cancer Initiative (SCI) in Da Nang city on October 8.
New, affordable cancer treatments offer hope Health

New, affordable cancer treatments offer hope

With the adoption of cutting-edge technology at a comparatively low cost, Professor Mai Trong Khoa at Bach Mai Hospital - and colleagues have saved many cancer patients “at death’s door”.
Drug-resistant malaria a growing threat Health

Drug-resistant malaria a growing threat

Although Vietnam has seen a downward trend of malaria cases, elimination of the disease faces challenges, including the emergence of a strain that has become more drug-resistant, thus, requiring a longer period of recovery, and an increasing number of cases caused by a less dangerous strain that is, however, more difficult to treat.