VNF - In 2015, about 200,000 foreigners came to Vietnam for medical examination and treatment. By 2018, this number increased to 300,000. Besides cheap costs, foreign patients said they believed in the skills of Vietnamese doctors.
Even a public scare in Vietnam following continuing infant deaths, the World Health Organization has once again attested to the safety of Quinvaxem.
In November and December, the 2015 program on humanitarian blood donation and medical check-ups will be held across 23 provinces and cities across the country, said Dao Thanh Tam, Deputy Secretary-General of the Vietnam Red Cross (VRC) during an interview granted for the Voice of Vietnam (VOV).
Although the number of HIV/AIDS-infected patients increases steadily every year, according to the Ministry of Health (MOH), the expense for prevention and treatment for these patients is meeting difficulties.
In 2014, in Vietnam, 96% of the blood collection came from voluntary donors and the blood donation rate was 1.17% of the country population, with over 9 million units of blood collected.
The Vietnam Administration of HIV/AIDS Control (VAAC) under the Ministry of Health (MoH) has unveiled a plan to pilot the community-based HIV testing and counseling programme from 2015 to 2017, Vietnam News Agency reported.
(VNF) - The US-Vietnam health collaboration for 20 years has saved countless lives in Vietnam and beyond, thus deepening and broadening into new and exciting areas.
(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.