Public health

Health care policy and administration

UNDP helps Vietnam develop grassroots telemedicine

Grassroots telemedicine solution using 4.0 technology has helped address geographical distance, enabling commune health staff in mountainous areas to seek consultation from their colleagues at the district and higher levels.This enhances people’s access to quality health diagnosis and treatment right at the commune health station ...

E-medical records’ data to be connected among hospitals from July 1

Electronic medical record data will be connected among hospitals and health facilities across the country from July 1.When the electronic medical records are connected among health facilities in the country from July 1, patients would not have to bring printed medical records with them for ...

Grassroots healthcare clinics to be upgraded

Vietnam is one of the few countries with a complete healthcare network which had been widely expanded to villages to provide primary treatment to local people, Deputy Minister of Health Do Xuan Tuyen said. The grassroots healthcare network in Vietnam had 1,400 hospitals, 180,000 beds and more ...

Remote health examination, treatment still has long way to go

Experts discussed payments for remote health examination and treatment with health insurance during a recent conference held by the Ministry of Health in Hanoi.Experts said remote health examination and treatment was an effective measure to raise work effectiveness in grassroots levels while reducing the burden ...

Programme approved to help protect ethnic minorities in 2021-2030

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has approved a programme on the protection and development of ethnic minorities in 2021-2030. All population officers, health workers, and prestigious people in ethnic minority communities will be provided with knowledge about population – family planning, and reproductive health care by 2030.Keep ...

Pilot models of smart health and education operation centres launched in HCM City

The Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Health and Department of Education and Training launched a pilot smart health operation centre and a pilot smart education operation centre in the city on February 11 in the presence of Politburo member and Secretary of Ho Chi ...

Vietnam Global Health Office opens in Hanoi

The Vietnam’s Ministry of Health and the World Health Organisation (WHO) launched the Vietnam Global Health Office (GHO) in Hanoi on December 16 in a bid to enhance the role of Vietnam in the regional and global health sector.The GHO will coordinate all regional and ...

Health experts call for accelerated efforts against antibiotic resistance

Health experts called for accelerated and better coordinated actions from all sectors in Việt Nam in the fight against antimicrobial resistance (AMR) at a meeting in Hà Nội on Thursday to celebrate World Antibiotic Awareness Week (November 18-24).The World Antibiotic Awareness Week aims to raise ...

Measures to develop smart healthcare in Vietnam

The Information Technology Development Project for Smart Healthcare in the 2019-2025 period has been approved by the Minister of Health Care to apply and develop digital and smart technologies in the health sector, contributing to building a modern, high-quality, equal, effective and integrated healthcare system ...

Digitisation of healthcare sector, a double-edged sword

The development of technologies such as 4G, 5G, internet of things and artificial intelligence has rapidly changed the healthcare sector’s landscape globally, including in Việt Nam, with more organisations adopting digitisation, according to experts.Digitisation across the healthcare industry has helped service providers improve the quality ...

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