US doctor provides free surgery for Vietnamese children Society

US doctor provides free surgery for Vietnamese children

Doctor McKay McKinnon, a US expert in reconstructive, orthopaedic and maxilla-facial surgery, has returned to Vietnam to offer free surgery for Vietnamese children suffering from serious diseases such as neuroblastoma, brain hemangioma, vascular and eye malformations.
Seven-year-old donates cornea, thousands touched Society

Seven-year-old donates cornea, thousands touched

Nguyen Hai An, 7, from Hanoi’s Nam Tu Liem district, took her last breath on February 22. But before she passed away in her K Hospital sickbed, she and her mother agreed that she would give her cornea to people who could use it.
 Cancer patients breathe sigh of relief Health

Cancer patients breathe sigh of relief

A nine month shortage of Glivec cancer medicine produced by the Novartis Pharma Service – AG Company (Switzerland) has eased for hundreds of patients following a Government move to allow hospitals to stock the pharmaceutical product using old import dossiers.
Volunteer medics help rural poor Health

Volunteer medics help rural poor

Sixty two poor districts across the country lack a total of almost 600 doctors with specialisations in 15 different areas, including obstetrics, paediatrics, emergencies and infectious diseases.
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”.
Second stem cell therapy success recorded in Nghe An Health

Second stem cell therapy success recorded in Nghe An

Nguyen Thị An, diagnosed with breast cancer, was released from the hospital in stable condition on January 15. She is the second patient to be successfully treated using stem cell therapy at central Nghe An province’s Oncology Hospital.
President urges firm protection of national independence, territorial integrity Politics

President urges firm protection of national independence, territorial integrity

President Truong Tan Sang has urged the nation to uphold vigilance and resolve to firmly safeguard the motherland’s independence, freedom, national unification and territorial integrity in any circumstance.

“This is our sacred and noble duty to our ancestors and older generations, as in the teaching of Uncle Ho: the Hung Kings founded the country, you and I must protect it, as well as to later generations,” President Sang wrote in an article to mark the anniversaries.

World

First breast cancer cell bank set up in Singapore

The Cancer Science Institute of Singapore (CSI) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) has set up a breast cancer cell bank in Singapore to help develop better understanding of tumours and treatment options for breast cancer.
Health

Paediatrician raises Vietnam's profile worldwide

Leading Vietnamese paediatrician Prof. Dr. Nguyen Thanh Liem has impressed surgeons worldwide with his huge advancements in endoscopic surgery, applying techniques he invented himself. Report by Radio the Voice of Vietnam (VOV).