Born in Hai Minh Commune, Hai Hau District, Nam Dinh Province, Nguyen Thi Diep underwent her life-saving liver transplant at the age of nine. Fifteen years later, now she leads a healthy life and works for the well-being of others.
Nearly 200 Vietnamese children who suffer from cleft lip and cleft palate are being provided free surgery in a program worth USD50,000 sponsored by the ExxonMobil Corporation in Vietnam.
Over the past 70 years, Vietnam has taken many strides forward in providing healthcare to people, especially in fighting dangerous diseases and preventing emerging diseases entering Vietnam, said Tran Dac Phu, Head of the Preventive Health Department under the Ministry of Health in an interview granted for Vietnam News Agency.
A project to provide pre-school education for deaf Vietnamese children has proven effective, helping hundreds of deaf children use sign language and become better prepared for school and life, heard a workshop in Hanoi on August 10th.
The family doctor model has been conducted for two years across Vietnam with mixed results, particularly at grassroots medical facilities, according to healthcare officials.
One hundred of victims of Agent Orange in Ho Chi Minh city on August 6th were given presents during an exchange held by the War Remnants Museum in collaboration with the city Peace Committee.
Six-in-one vaccines aren't available and the shortage should last until next year, Ministry of Health's Preventive Medicine Department Head Tran Dac Phu said on August 4.
Five more southern hospitals – Cho Ray, Thong Nhat, Nhan Dan 115 and Paediatrics 1, besides Can Tho General – have committed to improve health workers' behaviour towards patients.
The nationwide measles-rubella immunisation campaign for all children aged 1-14 has helped Vietnam prevent the diseases from spreading, as few new cases of measles were reported in the first seven months of this year, said Director of the Preventive Medicine Department Tran Dac Phu.
Hanoi is struggling to increase the number of applications for its methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) clinics which have proved themselves to be a cost-saving and effective detoxification method, said Director of the municipal Department of Health Nguyen Khac Hien.
The Vietnam Association of Victims of Agent Orange (VAVA) has worked with the national humanitarian portal to organise a program on sending charitable messages entitled “Joining hands to ease AO pain”.
The Administration for HIV/AIDS Control under the Ministry of Health released a new handbook for the treatment and care of HIV/AIDS patients at a conference on July 31.
The Ministry of Health has proposed building 40 reference high-tech laboratories in the country, in an aim to improve capacity of medical testing and ensure quality.
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved a 2.1-million USD project on controlling human health threats funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).
A group of American volunteer doctors carried out medical examinations on 3,500 poor people during their 11-day stay in the northern mountainous province of Cao Bang.
Figures released after nearly one month of the nation’s largest blood donation program, Red Journey, revealed an overwhelming success with some 20,000 units of blood collected from 22 provinces and cities, exceeding the initial 17,000-unit target, said Dr. Ngo Manh Quan, Deputy Head of the program’s organising committee.
Representative of the Vietnam Administration of HIV/AIDS Control (VAAC) under the Ministry of Health said 46 provinces and cities across the country have implemented methadone treatment with 170 facilities, an increase of 15 provinces and 37 facilities compared to the end of 2014.