When we look at the diseases that plague our society — arthritis, heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) — we see that long-term lifestyle changes are needed. What might not be as obvious is the common denominator tied to all of them and more: inflammation is at the root of most diseases.
(VNF) - Under the Technical Cooperation Project supported by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) on “Capacity development of laboratory network in Vietnam of bio-safety and examination of highly hazardous infectious pathogen”, an international symposium aiming at sharing experiences in bio-safety was held in Hanoi on October 28th.
The Central Highlands province of Kon Tum will spend over VND53 billion investing in 19 medical facilities in remote areas, according to the Office of the provincial People’s Committee.
A groundbreaking ceremony was held in Hai Phong city on October 18th for the Vinmec Hai Phong international general hospital, the sixth hospital under Vingroup’s Vinmec healthcare system nationwide, after those in Hanoi, Ha Long, Phu Quoc, Nha Trang and Ho Chi Minh City, Nhan dan newspaper reported.
A community campaign aiming for joint efforts in disease prevention was launched in Hanoi on October 17th by the Ministry of Health and Unilever Vietnam Foundation in response to the Global Hand-washing Day (October 15th), Nhan dan newspaper reported.
The Ministry of Health launched a mosquito larva killing campaign in Vietnam’s southern central and southern provinces and cities on October 16th in an effort to fight increasing dengue fever.
Hanoi’s birth rate this year is likely to stand at 15.8 per 1,000 members of the population, a sharp drop from 19.36 in 2012 and meeting the city’s yearly target, according to the municipal Steering Committee for Population and Family Planning, according to Vietnam News Agency.
On September 20th, the Viet Tri City children’s fund in the northern province of Phu Tho worked with the Phu Tho General Hospital to give free healthcare and medicine to underprivileged children in Kim Duc commune.
On September 19th, the National Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion (NIHBT) held a blood donation festival entitled “Mid-Autumn festival for children 2015” which attracted thousands of volunteers in Hanoi.
Over 1,500 children under 16 years old in 6 poor districts of the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai on September 13th-14th were given free medical check-ups for early detection of the symptoms of inborn heart diseases.
From September 10th-12th, Cho Ray – Phnom Penh hospital is working with Samdec Techo young voluntary doctors’ association and Chabar Ampov district authorities in Phnom Penh capital to give free healthcare to 500 poor Cambodian patients, raising the number of patients benefiting from charitable medical check-ups since early September to over 1,000.
Some 500 children under 16 years old will receive free heart surgery and a contribution towards travel and food expenses during treatment under a program to be carried out at Cho Ray Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City from now until the end of 2016.
On September 5th, the Gia Dinh People’s Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City worked with Germany’s Merck Vietnam Co. Ltd. to give free healthcare to over 1,000 disadvantaged children in Tieu Can district, the southern province of Tra Vinh.
Assc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Hong Son, Director of the Vietnamese Military Hospital 175 has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the University of Sydney on support for training Vietnamese doctors with Prof. Bruce Robinson, President of the Hoc Mai Foundation and Dean of the Medical School of the University of Sydney.
The hospital of the Central Highlands University, the Dak Lak provincial Fund for Children has recently worked with Operation Smile Vietnam, Amway Company and Vietnam – Cuba Friendship Hospital Hanoi to give free surgery to 80 children who suffer from cleft lip and cleft palate.
The Ho Chi Minh city People’s Committee has approved to grant VND495 million for the Ho Chi Minh City HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Committee to buy 3,000 heroin test strips and 5,000 synthetic drug test strips.
The General Department IV under the Ministry of Public Security has launched a methadone delivery facility at Phu Son 4 prison under the directive of the Prime Minister on the implementation of the methadone maintenance treatment for drug addiction in prisons, managed by the Ministry of Public Security.