Priority health concerns

Maternal and child health

Vietnam faces shortage of skilled midwives in mountainous areas: reports

Vietnam is facing a significant shortage of skilled birth attendants in hard-to-reach areas and a significant difference in the competency of birth attendants in regions, according to midwifery, maternal, family planning reports.Keep reading ...

VNA Reporter

25 million child marriages prevented in last decade due to accelerated progress, according to new UNICEF estimates

The prevalence of child marriage is decreasing globally with several countries seeing significant reductions in recent years, UNICEF said today. Overall, the proportion of women who were married as children decreased by 15 per cent in the last decade, from 1 in 4 to approximately ...

United Nations

Medical experts claim Vietnamese are ‘too short’

In 2017, more than two million children in Vietnam were stunted and 1.2 million were underweight, according to a report by National Institute of Nutrition. In particular, the report said one in every six children under five years old was below normal height.Keep reading ...

VNA Reporter

Child abuse common in Vietnam

Child abuse is a common problem in Vietnam. All forms of child abuse – emotional and physical – have a negative emotional effect on the child. In some cases, the child’s physical health and memory are also affected. Keep reading ...

Medical Xpress Reporter

People to benefit from basic healthcare package

In order to reduce pressure placed on central hospitals, the basic medical services package at commune-level medical facilities will be implemented from December, 2017. The package, including prevention, consultation and treatment services for all citizens, is fully covered by Việt Nam Social Security.Keep reading ...

VNA Reporter

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