Vietnam responds to Global Handwashing Day

Vietnam responds to Global Handwashing Day

NDO/VNA – As many as 2,000 primary teachers and pupils in Hanoi joined officials and delegates from international organisations at a meeting held in the city on October 15 in response to Global Handwashing Day.  (Oct 15, 2017)


Da Nang’s largest international hospital comes into service

  Sep 27, 2017
NDO – Vinmec Da Nang International General Hospital officially came into operation on September 27, becoming the largest private hospital in the central coastal city. 

Seminar discusses international experience on quality assurance for healthcare training

  Sep 26, 2017
NDO – Domestic and international experts in the field of healthcare education gathered at a workshop hosted by the Ministry of Health (MOH), in Hanoi, on September 26, to share their international experience in promoting the training quality of healthcare staff. 

Promoting healthcare combined with encouraging the role of the elderly

  Sep 25, 2017
NDO – In addition to providing healthcare for the elderly, it is necessary to develop policies to promote the role of the elderly in society as it is one of the best ways of caring for them, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has said. 

Programme launched to improve children’s eyesight in Hanoi and HCMC

  Sep 23, 2017
NDO – A programme was launched in Hanoi on September 22 with the target to raise awareness on eye-care and for the improvement of eyesight for children at elementary schools in Hanoi in Ho Chi Minh City.  

“For a Healthy Lung” programme launched

  Sep 22, 2017
NDO - The British–Swedish biopharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca, in co-ordination with the Vietnam Medical Association, the Vietnam Respiratory Society, and the Vietnam Association for Tuberculosis and Lung Disease hosted a ceremony in the central city of Dang Nang, on September 21, to launch a programme entitled “For a Healthy Lung” for the 2017-2020 period. 

Facilitating import-export activities under Ministry of Health's management

  Sep 21, 2017
NDO - The Prime Minister’s working group, led by Minister and Chairman of the Government's Office, Mai Tien Dung, had a working session on September 20 with the Ministry of Health (MoH) on the specialised inspection of import-export activities under the management of the MoH. 

Vietnam to produce own avian influenza vaccine from 2018

  Sep 18, 2017
NDO/VNA – Vietnam will produce its own vaccine against avian influenza A/H5N1 from 2018 to replace imported vaccines, according to the National Veterinary JSC, Navetco.  

Experts discuss clinical management of new infectious diseases

  Sep 13, 2017
NDO/ VNA – A conference was held in Hanoi on September 12 to discuss the clinical management of acute respiratory infection and newly emerging communicable diseases. 

Around 15,000 people receive free cancer screening and treatment

  Sep 11, 2017
NDO – A free cancer screening programme has been simultaneously launched at 18 medical facilities throughout eight provinces and cities across the country, targeting the early detection of several cancers for around 15,000 people. 

Deputy PM urged removation of difficulties in food safety certification for enterprises

  Sep 09, 2017
NDO - Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam asked the Ministry of Health (MoH) as well as relevant agencies to remove unreasonable and arbitrary requirements concerning the procedures for food safety certification for enterprises.  

Sexual imbalance at birth remains critical in Vietnam

  Aug 30, 2017
NDO – Sexual imbalance at birth is increasing and is currently at a serious level in Vietnam, with the sex ratio at birth (boys per 100 girls) remaining quite high, stated a report on population and family planning, released on August 29.  

Vietnam, US reach deal on reference laboratory development

  Aug 24, 2017
NDO – Vietnam and the US has reached a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the establishment of a national reference medical laboratory in Vietnam.  

Hanoi hosts nation’s largest dental event

  Aug 24, 2017
NDO – The 10th Vietnam International on Dental Exhibition and Congress (VIDEC 10) opened in Hanoi on August 23, offering a range of updated and advanced techniques in the field of dentistry.  

Supporting lower-level hospital in treating dengue fever

  Aug 22, 2017
NDO - The Hanoi-based Central Hospital of Tropical Diseases should improve the efficiency of dengue fever examination and treatment, regularly update, exchange experiences and transfer new techniques in dengue fever examination and treatment to lower-level hospitals, especially in regards to the process of classifying patients.