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HCM City (VNA) – The website, a France-Vietnam cooperation project, was launched on October 13 in an effort to raise public awareness of less popular but serious respiratory diseases with high death risk.

Designed in both Vietnamese and English language, the portal is a non-profit information site. Its information is certified by a medical council, including leading Vietnamese and French medical experts.

They will answer questions and offer advices related to non-communicable chronic respiratory diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which according to the World Health Organisation, is the third leading cause of death among non-communicable diseases.

During a press conference held by the French Embassy in Vietnam on October 13, Health and Social Development Attaché at the Embassy of France in Vietnam Thomas Mourez said France and Vietnam reaped positive results in medical cooperation, such as doctor training and epidemic prevention and control.

The portal is the first stage of the France-Vietnam cooperation project against non-communicable diseases. It is expected to lay a foundation for the development of the website in other languages./.