Public health

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Vietnam shares experience in primary healthcare at UN meeting

About 81% of patients questioned said they are satisfied with medical services in Vietnam, Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien cited an independent survey while delivering a speech at a United Nations meeting on September 23. The meeting, themed “Universal Health Coverage: Moving Together to ...

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

Workshop promotes private-sector engagement in Việt Nam's HIV response

Representatives from the health ministry, international NGOs, donors, private-sectors companies and social enterprises discussed the private sector’s role in financing efforts against HIV in Việt Nam at a workshop on Friday (30/8) in Hà Nội.At the event, participants heard that the significant reduction in external donor funding ...

Thanh Hai

More efforts taken to push back tuberculosis

Delegates at a conference in Hanoi on August 15 discussed measures to complete tuberculosis (TB) treatment facilities in 15 provinces that have yet to build special hospitals for this disease. The conference was held in the context that Vietnam is ranked 16 among 30 countries worldwide ...

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) ...

Health ministry urges for preventive measures against diseases and safe vaccinations

The Ministry of Health (MoH) on June 11 hosted an online conference connecting over 700 venues in all 63 provinces and cities nationwide, aimed at updating specific technical measures to monitor epidemics, provide treatment and emergency regimens and handle complications after vaccinations.At the conference, delegates ...

Vietnam sets up national committee to wipe out TB

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has approved the establishment of a national committee on tuberculosis (TB) eradication.Headed by Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam, the committee is designed to have a maximum of 20 members. Its operation will be supported by the same apparatus that ...

Vietnam prioritises improving medical services at grassroots level

The Vietnamese Government prioritises resources to improve capacity of the grassroots-level clinics towards universal healthcare coverage and realising the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien has said.Attending the 72nd session of the World Health Assembly in Geneva on May 21, ...

Hanoi launches U=U campaign to control HIV/AIDS cases

The Undetectable=Untransmittable or K=K (Khong phat hien=Khong lay truyen) campaign was launched in Hanoi on May 3, with a training course on communications work for the campaign.The communications work will focus on helping healthcare staff to understand the campaign so to enable them to support ...

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