There will be no another dengue fever outbreak peak as that occurred earlier this year if current preventive measures continue to be maintained, according to the Department of Preventive Medicine under the Ministry of Health.
During the Action Month for Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission Prevention 2015 from June 1st-30th with the theme “Toward elimination of mother-to-child transmission”, Ho Chi Minh city has strengthened activities to ensure 99% of babies whose mothers are infected with HIV will receive ARV treatment to prevent HIV infection from their mother.
The Ministry of Health’s Preventive Medicine Department has urged caution in travelling to the Middle East where the Respiratory Syndrome Corona virus (MERS-CoV) is raging in.
Heat wave during this week has resulted in a dramatic increase in the number of child patients at the central Da Nang Ob-Gyn ND Pediatric Hospital.
On May 26th, central agencies of the Vietnam Red Cross (VRC) worked with the National Institute of Haematology and Blood Transfusion to organise the third humanitarian blood donation day at the VRC headquarters in Nguyen Du Street, Hanoi.
The Ministry of Health and the National Institute of Nutrition launched a campaign to boost child nutrition in Hanoi on May 25th.
The Ministry of Health and relevant agencies will launch more communications campaigns on legal documents targeting the building of a non-smoking environment, said Luong Ngoc Khue, Director of the Health Ministry’s Administration Department of Medical Services.
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has asked military hospital 175 to focus on improving the quality of its doctors, and nurses in order to better serve the army and the public.
The north central region targets covering at least 95 percent of near-poor local citizens with health insurance by the end of 2015, with 98 percent protected the following year.
Thanks to a national tuberculosis preventive programme, a tuberculosis-infected man in Ho Chi Minh City's Tan Phu district is not afraid that he will transmit the disease to his infant son.
Mr. Chang Jae Yun, Country Director of Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) Vietnam Office on May 8th handed over physical therapy medical equipment worth about USD10,000 to the Don Duong district Health Care Center in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong.
Washing hands regularly can help prevent virus-based diseases, which have become more prevalent worldwide, heard a seminar on May 19th in Ho Chi Minh City.
A festival on doctors obeying Uncle Ho’s teachings was held on May 17th in Uong Bi city, the northern province of Quang Ninh, attracting over 2,000 cadres, young people, Red Cross members, officials, labourers and people in the city.
A festival held on May 17th young physicians gathered voluntarily to start a campaign to give humanitarian healthcare to one million people in 63 provinces and cities across the country.
The Ho Chi Minh city Committee for HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control opened the first drug addiction treatment centre in Vietnam on May 12th, to provide Suboxone in Go Vap district.
The methadone replacement treatment program in Lai Chau province has been operating since September 2013 bringing many positive results in helping minimize the number of HIV-infected people among intravenous drug users.
Ho Chi Minh city will carry out a plan on ARV treatment in district-level hospitals to meet patient’s growing demand of ARV treatment in the coming time.