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Many foreigners choose Vietnam as a destination for medical treatment

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.

  • WHO expert goes to bat for Quinvaxem

    WHO expert goes to bat for Quinvaxem

    Public: 11/15/2015 1:10:48 PM

    Even a public scare in Vietnam following continuing infant deaths, the World Health Organization has once again attested to the safety of Quinvaxem.

  • Humanitarian program provides free medical treatment to disadvantaged people

    Humanitarian program provides free medical treatment to disadvantaged people

    Public: 11/14/2015 10:22:11 AM

    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).

  • HIV/AIDS prevention faces shortage of capital

    HIV/AIDS prevention faces shortage of capital

    Public: 11/13/2015 5:22:01 PM

    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.

  • Blood donation accounts for 96% of collected blood

    Blood donation accounts for 96% of collected blood

    Public: 11/10/2015 4:17:10 PM

    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.

  • Vietnam promotes community-based HIV testing

    Vietnam promotes community-based HIV testing

    Public: 11/3/2015 12:59:18 PM

    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.

  • 20th anniversary of health cooperation between Vietnam and US

    Public: 10/28/2015 11:26:38 PM

    (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.

  • Hanoi hosts international symposium on bio-safety

    Hanoi hosts international symposium on bio-safety

    Public: 10/28/2015 10:23:38 PM

    (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.

  • Over VND53 billion invested in remote health care

    Over VND53 billion invested in remote health care

    Public: 10/27/2015 3:40:59 PM

    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.

  • Work on Vinmec Hospital started in Hai Phong

    Public: 10/18/2015 1:04:00 PM

    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.

  • Campaign launched among communities to promote disease prevention

    Campaign launched among communities to promote disease prevention

    Public: 10/17/2015 1:06:19 PM

    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.

  • Campaign launched to kill mosquito larva

    Public: 10/16/2015 1:08:30 PM

    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 successfully controls birth rate

    Hanoi successfully controls birth rate

    Public: 10/6/2015 10:52:06 AM

    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.

  • Poor children in Phu Tho province provided with free healthcare and medicine

    Poor children in Phu Tho province provided with free healthcare and medicine

    Public: 9/20/2015 3:50:02 PM

    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.

  • Blood donation in support of child patients during mid-Autumn festival

    Blood donation in support of child patients during mid-Autumn festival

    Public: 9/19/2015 3:56:44 PM

    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 in Central Highlands given free heart check-ups

    Over 1,500 children in Central Highlands given free heart check-ups

    Public: 9/14/2015 3:28:15 PM

    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.

  • Vietnamese doctors provide free medical treatment for poor Cambodians

    Vietnamese doctors provide free medical treatment for poor Cambodians

    Public: 9/11/2015 3:37:15 PM

    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.

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