Society

WHO honours doctor's TB work

Prof. Dr. Nguyen Thi Ngoc Lan of HCM City's Pham Ngoc Thach Hospital is among three people recently honoured by the World Health Organisation for their contribution to the prevention of tuberculosis (TB).
Health

WHO’s new therapy cures 36 million TB patients

An estimated 36 million people have been cured of tuberculosis since the World Health Organisation (WHO) developed the Directly Observed Therapy Short-course (DOTS) in 1994, according to the WHO’s release on Dec. 9.
Additional 25 A/H1N1 cases reported Health

Additional 25 A/H1N1 cases reported

The Ministry of Health (MoH) on October 4 confirmed 25 more cases of A/H1N1 infection, bringing the nation’s total number of patients to 9,562.
Politics

Netherlands step up cooperation in health

Vietnam and the Netherlands are set to increase cooperation in health and medical areas after a recent visit by Vietnamese health officials to the Netherlands from September 20-23.
Society

JICA, ASEAN okay animal disease control information network

The Japan International Cooperation Agreement (JICA) has reached a cooperation agreement with six ASEAN countries on the establishment of animal disease control information network by the end of this year, according to Myanmar ’s local weekly Yangon Times on August 10.
Society

US pledges aid for Mekong sub-region countries

The US has pledged to provide 150 million USD to improve health, educational and the environment in countries in the Mekong sub-region including Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia and Laos later this year.