Development assistance for health sector

Public health assistance funding

Vietnam prioritises improving medical services at grassroots level

The Vietnamese Government prioritises resources to improve capacity of the grassroots-level clinics towards universal healthcare coverage and realising the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien has said.Attending the 72nd session of the World Health Assembly in Geneva on May 21, ...

70 percent of rural Vietnam community carries superbugs

Antibiotics-resistant bacteria have been found in the intestines of 70 percent of citizens in a Vietnamese rural community. This alarming fact was reported Wednesday by the bi-annual medical publication Infectious Disease Special Edition.Keep reading ...

Phan Anh

Vietnam to join smoke-free cities network

Vietnam will promote education on tobacco prevention at schools, propose a higher tax rate on cigarettes, raise serious reports on smoking-related diseases and impose strict punishments on violations in smoke-free areas.Keep reading ...

VNS Reporter

Vietnam enhances diabetes screening

Vietnam has instituted many screening programmes for diabetes and pre-diabetes as part of efforts to reduce the rate of undiagnosed diabetics and protect people from cardiometabolic disorders which are intrinsically linked with diabetes and a major cause of morbidity and mortality world-wide.Keep reading ...

VNA Reporter

National health programme to improve Vietnamese stature, well-being

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has approved the Vietnam Health Programme to improve the well-being, stature, longevity and life quality of Vietnamese people. The programme sets three goals – to promote a healthy diet and lifestyle with appropriate nutrition and increased physical activity to improve Vietnamese ...

VNA Reporter

Health insurance coverage reaches 87.25 percent of population

Around 81.76 million people have joined health insurance as of the end of August, or 87.25 percent of the population, according to the Vietnam Social Security (VSS). Keep reading ...

VNA Reporter

Vietnam develops vaccines for human diseases

Vietnam is striving towards producing its own vaccines that can rival foreign ones both in terms of quality and costs by 2020, said Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long.Keep reading ...

VNA Reporter

Health ministry proposes adverse event reporting system

The Ministry of Health has proposed a system to identify, report and categorise adverse events to prevent untoward incidents at medical facilities. According to the draft circular proposed by the ministry, the system will identify the types of incidents to determine their level of seriousness.Keep reading ...

P.H

Ministry to ensure adequate meningococcal vaccine in 2018

At least 100,000 doses of the meningococcal vaccine will be imported to Việt Nam by the end of May, increasing the number of imported doses to some 800,000 in 2018.Keep reading ...

VNS Reporter

Local health station struggles burden nat’l system

Việt Nam’s grassroots healthcare system is failing to win public trust, resulting in overcrowding at provincial-level hospitals and hampering efforts to ensure universal health coverage in the country.Keep reading ...

VNS Reporter

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