VNF - In order to actively detect tuberculosis, the Ho Chi Minh City Public Health Association organizes a mobile radiography program, free TB check-up in some districts in the city.
Currently, 54 per cent of all multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) cases have been cured, but the cure rate in Vietnam is far greater than that, at over 70 per cent. The success rate could be as high as 85 per cent if the patients undergo treatment under a nine-month regimen.
Twenty nine researches, which have been born and applied in practice over the course of just 12 years, are the fruits of the tireless scientific passion of Assoc. Prof, Dr. Tran Van Khanh, Deputy Director of Gen-Protein Research Centre under the Hanoi Medical University. The young doctor is one of the two winners of the prestigious 2017 Kovalevskaia Award.
Officials from the Ministry of Health (MoH) is conducting field trips to 29 health stations in 10 provinces and cities’ communes and wards to survey activities, facilities, personnel and finance in an aim to improve the quality of health care services for local residents.
In Vietnam, more than 16,000 people nationwide suffering from heart, liver, kidney and lung failure are in need of transplants. Some 6,000 people suffer from cornea-related problems and are waiting for replacements, according to Vietnam National Coordinating Centre for Human Organ Transplantation.
They had six hours to take the heart from one body and put it in another a thousand miles away.
(VNF) - Irish Minister of State for Food, Forestry and Horticulture, Andrew Doyle, and members from the Operation Walk Ireland Organization recently visited and worked with Military Central Hospital 108 of the Vietnam People's Army.
Vietnam’s organ transplantation technique is now on equal footing with developed countries, experts say.
The first lung transplant in Vietnam has been successfully performed at the Military Hospital 108, on a male patient with respiratory failure due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
A giant tumour weighing over 1kg was removed from a 6-day-old infant at Ho Chi Minh City Hospital for Children on Wednesday afternoon (March 14th), the hospital announced on Thursday morning.
A press competition aiming to increase public engagement in eradicating tuberculosis (TB) in Vietnam has been launched in response to the upcoming World TB Day (March 24th).
As of March 11th, the 11th Xuan Hong (Red Spring) festival collected more than 10,200 units of blood from donors in Hanoi.
The Health Ministry of Vietnam has won an award of the Bloomberg Philanthropies for its efforts in monitoring tobacco use and prevention policies.
Doctors must write the identification number of a parent or supervisor on all prescriptions for outpatients under 72 months old, according to a new decree issued by Ministry of Health (MoH).
Ho Chi Minh City has set a target of having 18 doctors and 42 hospital beds per 10,000 residents in 2018 so as to increase the quality of health check-ups and treatment.
Mosquitoes infected with Wolbachia – a type of bacteria with the potential to prevent the spread of dengue fever –were released in Vinh Luong commune in the central province of Khanh Hoa’s Nha Trang city on March 6th.
A gene therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) study by Assoc. Prof. Dr Tran Van Khanh, which supports prenatal diagnosis of DMD to prevent genetic disorders, has earned the scientist the Kovalevskaya Award 2017.