Public health

Health care policy and administration

Vietnam eliminates lymphatic filariasis

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has announced that Vietnam has eliminated lymphatic filariasis as a public health problem. According to the WHO, lymphatic filariasis is an infection transmitted to humans by mosquitoes.Keep reading ...

Ha Quyen

Vietnam's first tissue bank opens in Hanoi

Vietnam has opened its first ever tissue bank for medical diagnosis, education and research​ in Viet Duc Hospital. The Tissue Bank, licensed by the Ministry of Health, would receive, store and transport tissue samples.Keep reading ...

Le Nga

Govt spells out ambitious plan to develop grassroots healthcare

The Ministry of Health is making efforts to strengthen the grassroots healthcare system to improve the quality of primary healthcare and achieve universal health coverage, which will ensure that everyone can access quality healthcare services without facing financial hardship.Keep reading ...

VNA Reporter

Vietnam ranks 4th in liver cancer fatality rate

On average, 23 people per 100,000 die of liver cancer in Vietnam, among the highest rates in the world, according to a report by the World Cancer Research Fund International.Keep reading ...

VOV News Reporter

Higher tobacco tax recommended to reduce incidence of premature death

Experts have recommended tobacco tax hikes to negate the harmful effects of smoking.[]In Vietnam, one out of every two adult males in Vietnam is a smoker. Smoking is attributed to 24%-28% of premature deaths among Vietnamese men aged over 35. More than 40,000 smoking-related deaths ...

Saigon Times Reporter

Vietnam ready for production of two influenza vaccines

The Institute of Vaccines and Medical Biologicals (IVAC) has completed the clinical trials of two types of seasonal influenza vaccine, which are expected to receive approval for commercial use in 2019. The vaccine targets three strains of influenza: A/H1N1, A/H3N2 and B/H3N2, along with A/H5N1 (avian ...

Nguyen Chung

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

More and more old people suffer from dementia in Việt Nam

Up to 1.3 million people in Việt Nam suffer from dementia and it is forecast that number will rise in the future.Keep reading   ...

VNS 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 insurance ensures long-term treatment for HIV patients

Vietnam has expanded health insurance coverage among HIV patients taking ARV treatment to 83.4 percent at present from 50 percent in 2016, helping ensure that they can maintain long-term treatment in the context of decreasing international financial support for the field.Keep reading ...

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