Public health


Made-in-Vietnam COVID-19 vaccine makes significant progress

A made-in-Vietnam vaccine against COVID-19 is making advanced progress, signalling the imminent completion of the whole project, meaning a possible vaccine may not be far away. Vabiotech has now passed two-months of progress in the first phase of the project, which is also the most important ...

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 ...

ASEAN Health Ministers Meeting kicks off

The 14th ASEAN Health Ministers Meeting, with the theme ‘Promoting Health of ASEAN People’, officially opened in Siem Reap, Cambodia, on August 29.The meeting focuses on four key topics, including combating counterfeit and substandard drugs; ensuring health care financing; strengthening the capacity to implement the ...

New chapter for the development of Vietnam’s pharmaceutical market

Permitting foreign-invested enterprises to conduct direct imports, Vietnam’s pharmaceutical policies are now more in alignment with international treaties.The change of governmental policy in the pharmaceutical field will affect significantly the local market, from both sides. As a positive, the grant for foreign-invested enterprises (FIEs) will ...

Vietnam's first online drug bank launched

Vietnam’s first online drug bank was officially launched on August 12 by the Drug Administration of Vietnam under the Ministry of Health at, with the goal of offering a database to support drug management in the country. Aiming to facilitate the development of pharmaceutical companies ...

Study: Vietnam hospitals a hotspot of antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Vietnamese hospitals are teeming with antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and the chances of infection rise with a patient’s length of stay, a study found. The study concluded that there was an epidemic spread of multiresistant intestinal bacteria in Vietnamese hospitals with rapid transmission to patients.The rise of antibiotic-resistant ...

Phan Anh

Vietnam opens up pharma import market for foreign businesses

It is now easier for foreign companies to join the Vietnamese pharmaceutical market, buoyed by recently-loosened business conditions regarding drug registration and imports.Keep reading ...

Minh Tam

VN scientist successfully formulates liquid spore probiotic products

Probiotics are beneficial bacteria and play a key role in improving health and cutting the odds of contracting digestive diseases. While experts say up to 70 per cent of Vietnamese people are at risk of gastritis, most probiotic products on the market did not help ...

VNS Reporter

National pharmacy network officially launched

A national portal of pharmacies throughout Vietnam was officially launched on August 24, in a bid to inhibit the sale of low quality drugs on the market and keep prices in check.With the portal, which currently comprises nearly 4,200 stores out of 62,000 across Vietnam, ...

Synthetic drug users on the rise

The number of synthetic drug users in Vietnam has tended to be on the rise, particularly among young people, said Nguyen Xuan Lap, director of the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs’ the Department for Social Vices Prevention. Keep reading ...

VietnamNet Reporter

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