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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.