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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...