Candida can be very serious. Recently, a “superbug” candida species known as Candida auris has emerged as a dangerous health threat in several countries and many health care facilities in the U.S. This version of candida — which often spreads through candida biofilms on surfaces such as catheters and bedrails — has proven resistant to multiple drugs, resulting in serious illness.
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.
The HIV and Addiction Treatment Technology Transfer Centre in the south, the second of its kind in Vietnam, was opened on April 1st in Ho Chi Minh city.
The Vietnamese Government looks to achieve 75 percent health insurance coverage in 2015 and 80 percent by 2020, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said on March 4th.