All hospitals at both central and local levels in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City have carefully prepared for emergencies during Tet (Lunar New Year).
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.
(VNF) - Mr. Chang Jae Yun, Country Director of Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) Vietnam Office on May 8th handed over physical therapy medical equipments worth about USD10,00 to the Don Duong Health Care Center in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong.
The Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) recently carried out a ground breaking ceremony for the construction of a policlinic on Song Tu Tay Island.
The steering committees on voluntary blood donation and humanitarian healthcare held a meeting on April 14th to review the voluntary blood donation and humanitarian healthcare campaigns in 2014.
A website (www.mmtvietnam.com) covering in detail the subject of methadone maintenance treatment in Vietnam was launched with the support of project USAID/SMART TA of the Family Health International (FHI), in order to provide helpful information about the methadone treatment program for drug users, those who use methadone and medical staff.