Vietnam successfully carries out first unrelated hematopoietic stem cell transplant

Vietnam successfully carries out first unrelated hematopoietic stem cell transplant

NDO – The first successful unrelated hematopoietic stem cell transplant has been carried out at the Ho Chi Minh City Hospital of Hematology and Blood Transfusion, as announced by the hospital on November 16. (Nov 16, 2017)


Third hospital in Vietnam applies robotic endoscopic surgery

  Oct 23, 2017
NDO – The Ho Chi Minh City-based Cho Ray Hospital put into operation its newest robotic endoscopic surgery system on October 23, becoming the third hospital in the country to apply this modern technique to treat a variety of cancers. 

Vietnam responds to Global Handwashing Day

  Oct 15, 2017
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.  

Work starts on modern oncology hospital in Can Tho

  Oct 11, 2017
NDO – Construction of a 500-bed oncology hospital began on October 11, Ninh Kieu district, Can Tho city, designed to be the most state-of-the-art hospital of its kind in the Mekong River Delta. 

Health Ministry proposes relaxing two-child policy

  Oct 10, 2017
NDO/VNA - Troubled by low fertility rates in southern provinces, the Ministry of Health has proposed relaxing the country’s two-child policy in order to allow Vietnamese parents to decide the number of children they want. 

First online video call medical counseling service launched in Vietnam

  Sep 28, 2017
NDO – For the first time in Vietnam, VOV-Doctor24 and VOV-Bacsi24 – two online video call medical counseling apps were officially launched on September 28 in Hanoi, aimed at facilitating high-quality health check-ups and treatment for the community using modern technologies.  

Nearly 300 children with cleft lips and palates to receive free operations in October

  Sep 27, 2017
NDO – Nonprofit, medical service, organisation Operation Smile (OS) has announced its new free facial surgery campaign for congenital malformations in Vietnamese children in the month of October, with the aim of bringing “new smiles” to nearly 300 children with cleft lips and palates nationwide. 

Bac Giang meeting in response to World Rabies Day

  Sep 27, 2017
NDO/ VNA – A meeting was held in the northern province of Bac Giang on September 27 as part of activities in response to World Rabies Day (September 28). 

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.