Vietnam and France signed many cooperation agreements in health during a working visit to France by Vietnamese Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien from June 13th-17th at the invitation of French Minister of Solidarities and Health Agnès Buzyn.
The Tu Du Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City is treating 16 patients for swine flu, or A/H1N1 influenza, and has quarantined 80 others for observation.
Vietnam has not recorded any Ebola infections to date, deputy head of the Health Ministry’s Preventive Medicine Department Dang Quang Tan has announced.
Early HIV testing is essential for pregnant women to minimise the risk to transmit the virus from mother to child. This is the main message of the action month to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission in June 2018.
The Health Ministry on June 2nd recommended the public some measures to prevent A/H1N1 influenza after 16 people catch the virus from a patient at Ho Chi Minh City’s Tu Du Hospital.
The City Children’s Hospital – the most modern of its kind in Vietnam – was officially inaugurated in Ho Chi Minh City on June 1st after four years of construction.
Support hotlines have been set up and a tax hike has been mooted to tackle smoking in Vietnam, where more than 100 people are killed by smoking-related diseases per day.
A forum took place in Hanoi on May 30th to review implementation progress of the national One Health strategy on zoonotic diseases prevention.
Asthma is a chronic disease, and a common one in children. Depending on their symptoms and severity, children with asthma may be on “rescue” medications that they use only when they are having asthma symptoms, usually delivered through inhalers, or they may also take “controller” medications like inhaled corticosteroids every day, whether they’re feeling sick or well.
A total of 1,200 people who are at high risk of contracting HIV have been provided with Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), which can reduce the risk of infecting HIV if taken consistently.
Pregnancy at the age 35 or above is generally considered to be an advanced maternal age (AMA) pregnancy. Number of women with AMA pregnancy is rising every year, particularly in resource-rich countries. Let's hear from Dr.Tena Kovacevic on several facts we should know about delayed childbearing.
(VNF) - "Childhood malnutrition is now concerning experts. Data show that as many as 13 percent of under five children in Vietnam now don’t get enough Vitamin A, while the rate of zinc deficiency is up to 70 percent," reported the Vietnam News.
Although progress has been made in tobacco control, more efforts are needed on anti-tobacco measures and reduction of deaths related to smoking 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.