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UNFPA helping Vietnam ensure safety, happiness for ethnic minority mothers, children

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has been working closely with relevant ministries and sectors to identify the most effective strategies to assist Vietnam in creating a safe and happy environment for mothers and children, including those in ethnic minority and disadvantaged areas.In efforts to ...

UNFPA, Norwegian Government support Vietnam in ending gender biased sex selection

The Norwegian Government and the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) have reaffirmed their strong commitment to cooperating with and supporting Vietnam at the national and sub-national levels in ending gender-biased sex selection (GBSS), for a brighter future for the next generation of Vietnamese.The joint affirmation was ...

Nearly 13,000 HIV carriers benefit from PrEP programme

Nearly 13,000 people living with HIV nationwide have been provided with Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) service over the last two years, helping to control HIV infections in the community.Vietnam is one of the first countries in the world to apply the PrEP programme. It is providing the ...

Vietnam among top 4 countries in treating HIV/AIDS: official

Vietnam is one of four countries with the best HIV/AIDS treatment in the world along with Germany, the U.K. and Switzerland, Acting Health Minister Nguyen Thanh Long said. Vietnam has a rate of HIV-infected people receiving anti-retroviral (ARV) treatment with a viral load below the ...

Hoang Phong

More than 20 localities have low birth rate: MoH

Vietnam’s economic engine HCM City has the lowest fertility rate in the country of 1.53, according to the Ministry of Health’s latest report in June.A total 21 provinces and cities have low to very low fertility rates, mostly in the Mekong Delta, southeast and central coastal ...

Vietnam reports sixth patient with Wuhan pneumonia virus

Khanh Hoa authorities confirmed Friday that a female hotel receptionist has caught the coronavirus infection from two Chinese nationals presently quarantined in Saigon.The patient worked at a hotel on Ton Dan Street in Nha Trang beach town. Li Ding, 66, and his son Li Zi ...

Việt Nam focuses on early detection of coronavirus: Deputy PM

Deputy Prime Minister Vũ Đức Đam has reiterated the priority given to the prevention and fight against epidemics, as the number of patients infected with the novel coronavirus (nCoV) continues to rise.Deputy Health Minister Đỗ Xuân Tuyên said Việt Nam has counted 59 suspected cases ...

Policy dialogue highlights youngsters’ scientific researches

The UN Women and UNESCO in Vietnam jointly held a policy dialogue on the youth’s scientific research activities in Hanoi on December 3 as part of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign.A representative from a youth group researching the role of women in the family and community in the La Ha ...

Hanoi strives to finish 90-90-90 goal in HIV fight by 2020

Hanoi has been conducting various HIV/AIDS prevention and control activities towards the 90-90-90 goal by 2020, officials said at a regular meeting between the municipal Party Committee with press agencies on November 13.The 90-90-90 goal means 90 percent of all people living with HIV know ...

Joint commitment signed to facilitate nutrition improvement for Vietnamese mothers and children

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has joined delegates to sign a joint commitment to promote efforts in improving maternal nutrition and complementary feeding practices in Vietnam.The event was part of the launching for the State of the World’s Children 2019 report and a framework ...

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