Four French doctors have been awarded with certificates of merit of the Vietnamese Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien for their contributions to public health care in Vietnam.
Children from 6-60 months in 22 provinces having high stunted growth rates will be given free vitamin A supplements on the National Micronutrient Day (June 1st-2nd), Director of the National Institute of Nutrition (NIN) Le Danh Tuyen said on May 25th.
Another benefit of a healthy diet may be protection against age-related hearing loss, suggests a large study of U.S. women.
The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism and Department of Health on May 23rd released a bilingual Medical Tourism Guide with basic information about travel and healthcare in the city.
The 2018 National Conference on Haematology and Blood Transfusion opened in Hanoi on May 23rd.
Vietnam will increase the number of communal health care centres in charge of preventing, managing and treating several non-contagious diseases like high blood pressure and diabetes in the next 12 months.
A workshop was held in Hanoi on May 22nd to gather ideas for the building of a national action plan to eliminate the transmission of HIV, hepatitis B and syphilis from mothers to children.
The health sector has asked localities to strengthen supervision over Ebola virus at border gates and in the community to promptly apply suitable and effective preventive measures to avoid the intrusion of the virus to Vietnam.
At least 100,000 doses of the meningococcal vaccine will be imported to Vietnam by the end of May, increasing the number of imported doses to some 800,000 in 2018.
A campaign was launched in the Red River Delta province of Ninh Binh on May 18 in response to Micronutrient Day (June 1 and 2).
A programme was conducted on May 16th-17th at Nha Trang University in Nha Trang city, the south central province of Khanh Hoa, to give free check-ups and hearing aids to patients having hearing problems.
Vietnam is facing challenges keeping pace with other countries in the application of stem cell therapy, many doctors say.
The Vietnamese Ministry of Public Health and the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety of the Republic of Korea (RoK) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation in food safety, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and medical equipment.
Vietnam is striving to build a sustainable, equal and effective financial mechanism to ensure that all people get access to quality healthcare services, said Deputy Minister of Health Pham Le Tuan.
Doctors at the University Medical Centre in Ho Chi Minh City have removed an ovarian cyst weighing 50 kg, which was the largest ovarian cyst ever recorded in the country, according to the hospital.
The World Health Organization (WHO) wants to eliminate industrially-produced trans fats by 2023, unveiling a plan on Monday (May 14th) that it said would prevent 500,000 deaths per year from cardiovascular disease.
The Institute of Vaccines and Medical Biologicals (IVAC) of Vietnam has announced the successful production of inactivated seasonal influenza vaccine (IVACFLU-S) for commercial use.