Vietnam will join with other ASEAN countries in reshaping tourism through smoke-free environments through promoting education on tobacco prevention at schools, proposing a higher tax rate on cigarettes, raising serious reports on smoking-related diseases and imposing strict punishments on violations in smoke-free areas.
The Ho Chi Minh city People’s Committee has issued an action plan for preventing the spread of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Corona virus (MERS-CoV) should the disease arrive from abroad.
The country’s major blood bank is running out of supply and is calling for donations, especially of types A and O.
The Ho Chi Minh city People’s Committee has just approved a project on strengthening and expanding services to support, care, prevent and supervise HIV/AIDS for people with high-risk dangers in the city in 2015 with the total spending of over USD2.7 million, which is non-refundable aid of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
South Korea reported three new cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome on Sunday, bringing the total to 169 in the largest outbreak outside Saudi Arabia, but Thailand said it had no new infections.
As the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) is undergoing complex changes in foreign countries, departments and agencies in Hanoi have prepared diverse methods to promptly cope with any possible cases. Accordingly, it has prepared VND25 billion to prevent the disease.
The Ministry of Health (MoH) on June 17th stressed a high risk of reporting the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome corona virus (MERS-CoV) in Vietnam. As a result, it asked Directors of centrally-governed provincial and city Health Departments to be on duty around the clock to mitigate possible cases and fatalities.
The Korea Tourism Organization in Vietnam will coordinate with the National Hospital of Traditional Medicine to organize a programme on providing free cancer consultancy and treatment to patients in Hanoi on June 20th.
It is necessary to continue to promote communication on HIV/AIDS prevention and control through the Internet, social networking and newspapers to mobilize leaders at all levels to pay more attention and provide financial investment into HIV/AIDS prevention and control, stated Dr. Hoang Dinh Canh, Deputy Head of the Vietnam Administration of HIV/AIDS Control (VAAC) at a training course for reporters on June 15th - 16th in Ho Chi Minh city.
Thanh Hoa province has 11 of 27 districts in mountainous areas with nearly 1 million ethnic minorities living in 195 communes and towns, including five districts bordering with Lao, where sophisticated and artful drug traffickings usually take place.
With the current high risk of the spread of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), localities at border crossings airports and seaports have increased measures to prevent the disease from entering Vietnam.
(VNF) - As many as nine internationally recognized French companies specialized in medical technologies will travel to Vietnam to seek business cooperation.
As there is a high risk of reporting the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), together with other localities, the northern province of Quang Ninh is taking steps to prevent the disease from entering Vietnam.
The Association of Victims of Agent Orange in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai on June 5th inaugurated a house of steaming and detoxification for Agent Orange victims.
The quality of training as well as personnel qualification in the health sector falls short of actual requirements, experts said at a meeting held recently in Hanoi.
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.