Public health

Mental health and social services

Vietnam introduces meth de-addiction regimen as use becomes widespread

Vietnam has created its first regimen for treating synthetic drug addicts, and it combines medication with psychological support. The addiction in Vietnam is being treated solely with psychological methods, but the new regimen by the Health Ministry suggests that it should go along with using ...

Le Nga

Three million Vietnamese youths suffer from mental health problems

About three million young Vietnamese people are affected by mental and psychological problems, but only 20 percent of them receive medical treatment while the rest resort to alcohol, tobacco and drug use.Keep reading ...

VNS Reporter

Psychological issues among youths rising

Mental health issues are widespread and increasing in Vietnam, particularly among young people, experts said. Nguyen Van Ca, deputy head of 175 Military Hospital’s Psychiatry Department, said 29 per cent of people with mental disorders were youths and 2.3 per cent had tried to commit suicide ...

VietnamNet Reporter

Outdoor light pollution worsens in Vietnam

Vietnam is faced with increasing outdoor light pollution, which can be harmful to physical and mental health, according to local experts.Keep reading ...

VietnamNet Reporter

Vietnam ministry proposes restricting hours of alcohol sale

Vietnam’s Ministry of Health is collecting feedback on the proposal to prohibit the sale of alcohol during specific time of the day, which is aimed at minimizing the negative effects of alcoholic beverages on the society.Keep reading ...

Duy Khang

Việt Nam faces serious shortage of qualified nursing care workers for elderly

Việt Nam is facing an alarming shortage of qualified nursing care workers for the elderly. Most elderly people are cared for by their relatives or domestic helpers with little medical expertise, health experts say.Keep reading ...

VNS Reporter

Students’ mental health needs more attention

About 80 percent of students have problems that they want to share with others and want a private space in the school to seek help and talk about their problems, according to the Ministry of Education and Training’s surveys conducted in the capital city of ...

VNA Reporter

Vietnam weighs overnight alcohol ban

Vietnam is considering options for limiting the sale of alcoholic drinks at night to prevent harmful effects of drinking, the health ministry said on Friday.Keep reading ...

Nam Phuong

Remote areas lack mental health services: study

Mental health and psychosocial problems are widespread and increasing in Việt Nam, particularly among children and young people. Despite some progress, mental health services in Viet Nam remain largely inadequate.Keep reading ...

VNS Reporter

Govt: No health insurance premium hike until 2020

The Government will not approve any proposal to increase healthcare insurance premiums until 2020, so payment rates should be calculated to ensure the rights and interests of all stakeholders.Keep reading ...

Hoang Nhung

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