“For a Healthy Lung” programme launched

“For a Healthy Lung” programme launched

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. (Sep 22, 2017)


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. 

APEC gears towards healthy region

  Aug 21, 2017
NDO/VNA – Officials of the APEC Health Working Group gathered in Ho Chi Minh City on August 21, aiming to address a range of issues in order to build a healthy Asia-Pacific region. 

Programme on food safety launched in Hanoi

  Aug 21, 2017
NDO – A programme entitled ‘Safe Meals’ was launched in Hanoi on August 20 to raise public awareness of safer food for better health. 

Project helps improve medical service quality in north central localities

  Aug 19, 2017
NDO/VNA – A Ministry of Health’s project has helped to improve medical services in six north central provinces, particularly at district-level hospitals, heard a conference to review the project, held in Hanoi on August 18.  

Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City focus on stamping out dengue fever

  Aug 17, 2017
NDO/VNA – The capital city of Hanoi has been taking efforts to stamp out the dengue fever outbreak which has plagued the city in recent months, with nearly 15,400 cases reported in 12 districts so far this year. 

Winners of writing contest on medical staff honoured

  Aug 17, 2017
NDO – Winners of the fourth writing contest depicting the silent contributions provided by Vietnamese medical staff towards the care of people’s heath were honoured at an awards ceremony in Hanoi on August 16. 

Thai Binh: Disadvantaged children get free heart checkups in two-day event

  Aug 12, 2017
NDO/VNA – Free heart disease screenings were given to poor children under 16 years old in northern Thai Binh province on August 12 as part of a charity project “Trai tim cho em” (Operation Healthy Heart).  

Hanoi implements large-scale environmental sanitation to prevent dengue fever

  Aug 12, 2017
NDO – Hanoi launched a large-scale environmental sanitation campaign across all localities on August 12, aimed at killing mosquitoes and mosquito larvae, while strengthening the spraying of chemicals and facilitating propaganda work against the spread of dengue fever in the capital city.  

Health-related issues to be highlighted at APEC SOM3

  Aug 11, 2017
NDO/VNA - The Ministry of Health will chair seven meetings on health-related issues during the third Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM3) and other related meetings, scheduled for August 18-30 in Ho Chi Minh City, said an official from the ministry. 

New success in laparoscopic liver resection surgery

  Aug 11, 2017
NDO – A research team from the University Medical Centre (UMC) Ho Chi Minh City has won an award for the best laparoscopic liver surgery video at the 1st World Congress of the International Laparoscopic Liver Society, held in Paris, France, last month. 

Free books on cancer at K Hospital

  Aug 11, 2017
NDO/VNA – The Vietnam Medical Association and Cancer Patients Assistance Fund “For a Brighter Future” and the Cancer Research Institute put up 50 bookshelves in Hanoi-based K Hospital on August 9.