Priority health concerns

Maternal and child health

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 ...

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 ...

Formula feeding increases infants' infection, hospitalization rates: study

Vietnamese infants raised on formula have increased risk of infection and hospital admission, according to a study authored by researchers from the Curtin University Bentley Campus in Australia and the University of Medicine and Pharmacy in HCMC.A survey by Vietnam’s Health Ministry in 2016 found ...

Phan Anh

UNFPA, US pharma firm partner to roll out HPV vaccination in Vietnam

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the US-based pharmaceutical company Merc Sharp & Dohme (MSD) will join hands to support the Ministry of Health to roll out the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programme in Vietnam from 2019 – 2021. An agreement to this effect was ...

WB helps improve grassroots health services in Vietnam

The World Bank Board of Executive Directors on June 20 approved an 80-million-USD loan to help Vietnam improve basic health service quality and access, especially in disadvantaged areas. The Investing and Innovating for Grassroots Health Service Delivery Project is designed to enable commune health stations (CHS) ...

Agreement signed targeting to improve nutritional status for Vietnamese children

The Ministry of Health (MoH) and Amway Vietnam on April 23 signed a cooperation agreement on the continuous implementation of a project aimed at improving nutrition for children under five in Vietnam during 2019-2020.Officially launched in 2014, Nutrilite Power of 5 is a social programme ...

Việt Nam in urgent need of legislation to prevent child sex abuse

Viet Nam still lacks mechanisms to prevent the abuse of children in various forms and support children victims. Attendees said the abuse of children is still dealt with on a case-by-case basis, and efforts to revise legal documents to correct out-of-date regulations and close loopholes have not ...

VNS Reporter

Police wants tighter social surveillance of child abusers

A total of 1,547 child abuse cases were reported nationwide last year, with majority child sexual abuse, according to a report by the Ministry of Public Security. The report said 82 per cent of the total child abuse crimes were child sexual abuse, harming 1,141 ...

VNS Reporter

Nearly 90 percent of measles cases related to lack of vaccination

Nearly 90 percent of measles cases reported in Vietnam can be traced to people who were either not vaccinated against the highly contagious virus, received no full vaccinations or had unknown vaccination status.Keep reading ...

VNA Reporter

Measles reported in 43 localities, prompting preventive measures

Measles has been reported in 43 out of 64 provinces and cities nationwide with 664 patients since early this month, particularly in the south, according to the Ministry of Health. The ministry noted that up to 90 per cent of infected children had not received ...

VNS Reporter

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