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The Prime Minister has decided to supplement VND60 billion from this year's national budget for the Ministry of Health (MoH) to purchase antiretroviral (ARV) to treat for people living with HIV/AIDS.
The Vietnam Association of Victims of Agent Orange (VAV), the Phuc Lam Medical Group, the Vietnam Military Telecommunications Group (Viettel) – Hanoi Branch and the 3G and More Vietnam Company on July 10th worked together to provide a free healthcare program for victims of Agent Orange.
Red Journey – the trans-national blood donation campaign, took place in Ho Chi Minh city on July 9th, attracting over 1,500 participants, collecting some 1,200 units of blood.
The Prime Minister has approved Vietnam’s participation in a regional project funded by the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO).
Hanoi’s health sector officials said that they will add more than one thousands doctors to the municipal health worker contingent to achieve the number of doctors the city needs to provide properly qualified health services for its population.
Thousands of people responded to the call from the National Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion (NIHBT) for blood donation as a result of a shortage for treatment. Earlier, 35 people registered to donate blood each day; however at present the numbers are nearing 400 per day at the institute.
Seven years after the implementation of the program “Operation Healthy Heartn” organised by the Vietnam Military Telecommunications Group (Viettel) and Vietnam Television (VTV), VND90 billion has been mobilised from 8,000 domestic and foreign individuals, organizations and enterprises, helping to give free heart surgeries to 2,700 disadvantaged children under 16 years old.
In 2015, the journey encouraging blood donation through the nation, known as ‘Red Journey’, will last from July 3rd-26th across 22 provinces and cities, Nguyen Anh Tri, Head of the National Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion (NIHBT) and Head of the journey organising committee has said.
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.