Vietnam hosts World Blood Donor Day for first time

Vietnam hosts World Blood Donor Day for first time

NDO/VNA – Vietnam will host the World Blood Donor Day for the first time, with the participation of both international and domestic delegates, said Le Gia Tien, chief of the secretariat of the National Steering Committee for Voluntary Blood Donation Campaign in Hanoi on June 12. (Jun 12, 2017)


Hanoi’s K Hospital launches Vietnam’s most advanced cancer treatment technology

  Jun 03, 2017
NDO – Hanoi-based K Hospital (under the Ministry of Health) on June 2 put into operation a multi-energy accelerator and hi-tech PET-CT system, one of the most modern medical equipment systems in Vietnam and the world in cancer treatment.  

18 hospitals qualify for organ transplantation nationwide

  Jun 03, 2017
NDO/VNA – There are 18 hospitals qualified for organ transplantation in Vietnam at present, 25 years since the first successful kidney transplant was conducted in the country.  

Vietnam to host largest regional conference on reproductive and sexual health

  Jun 02, 2017
NDO – The largest regional conference on reproductive and sexual health and rights will be held in Ha Long City, in the northern province of Quang Ninh for the first time next November. 

World No Tobacco Day: Beating tobacco for health and environment development

  May 30, 2017
NDO - Action to stamp out tobacco use can help countries prevent millions of people falling ill and dying from tobacco-related disease, combat poverty and reduce large-scale environmental degradation, according to WHO report. 

Meeting marks World No Tobacco Day

  May 29, 2017
NDO – A meeting was held in Hanoi on May 28 by the Ministry of Heath to mark the World No Tobacco Day, which will be observed around the world on May 31 under the theme "Tobacco – a threat to development".  

Vietnam appreciates WHO’s role in building health care policies

  May 25, 2017
NDO/ VNA – Vietnam highly appreciates the World Health Organisation (WHO)’s role in developing health care policies and strategies and technical assistance at regional and global levels, affirmed Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien. 

Vietnam hopes for more UNAIDS support in HIV/AIDS combat

  May 16, 2017
NDO/VNA – Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has asked for more support and sponsorship from the United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) in tackling HIV/AIDS. 

Frequent tests early detect hypertension: Minister

  May 13, 2017
NDO/VNA – Healthcare units, especially at local level, should frequently check blood pressure for people aged above 18 to early notice risks of hypertension, which is dubbed “the silent killer”, said the health minister.  

Vietnam, India enhance cooperation to fight against AIDS

  May 13, 2017
NDO - Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam hosted a reception in Hanoi on May 12 for Arun Kumar Panda, Chairman of the HIV/AIDS Research and Care Centre, India.  

Annual international medical expo features 500 booths

  May 11, 2017
NDO – The 24th Vietnam International Medical and Pharmaceutical Exhibition (Vietnam MEDI-PHARM 2017) opened at Hanoi’s Cultural Friendship Palace, No. 91 Tran Hung Dao Street on May 10, featuring some 500 booths set-up by 410 groups from 30 countries and territories, the largest ever of its kind. 

Localities strengthen prevention of dengue fever, Zika virus

  May 10, 2017
NDO/VNA – Localities are intensifying measures to prevent dengue fever and Zika virus.  

Non-infectious diseases kill 400,000 Vietnamese each year

  May 08, 2017
NDO/VNA—Non-infectious diseases claim the lives of about 400,000 Vietnamese people each year, said Deputy Health Minister Nguyen Thanh Long at a conference seeking to prevent and control these diseases in the southern region in Ho Chi Minh City on May 8. 

First private hospital successfully carries out liver transplant

  May 08, 2017
NDO—Vinmec International Hospital, the first international general hospital in Vietnam modelled on the international-standard Hospital Facilities (Hospital - Hotel), has successfully implemented a liver transplant from a living donor.  

One million Vietnamese to benefit from better transport and sanitation infrastructure

  May 06, 2017
NDO- The World Bank on May 6 approved US$315 million in financing to improve water transport infrastructure in northern Vietnam, and sanitation and transport services in coastal cities in central Vietnam.