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Vietnam aims to eradicate malaria by 2030

Vietnam is expected to put an end to Plasmodium falciparum malaria parasite by 2025, towards eliminating all species of malaria by 2030 as recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO).Under the strategy, the Ministry of Health aims to follow three stages – malaria control, elimination ...

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 on the way to end TB by 2030

Around 12,000 people die from tuberculosis each year in Việt Nam – that’s one and half times higher than those killed in traffic accidents over the same period.Keep reading ...

VNS Reporter

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the abuse of children is still dealt with on a case-by-case basis, and efforts to revise legal documents to correct out-of-date regulations and close loopholes have not ...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

About 10,000 new HIV cases discovered in 2018

There were about 10,000 new HIV carriers detected in 2018, including 2,000 fatalities, equivalent to those in 2017. The figure has so far raised the total number of living HIV patients to 208,800; up to 94,900 of them developed into AIDS and 98,500 were dead. The ...

VNA Reporter

Hanoi works to reduce gender imbalance at birth

Hanoi has set a goal this year to limit the imbalance of the sex ratio at birth and keep the rate at 113 girls per 100 boys. According to the municipal Department, local family planning work is facing difficulties due to the city’s large population and ...

VNS Reporter

Sex ratio at birth hits record 115.1 boys to 100 girls

Vietnam’s sex ratio at birth hit a record high imbalance of 115.1 boys to 100 girls in 2018, up three percentage points from 2017 and falling short of the targeted 112.8 boys to 100 girls, said a population and family planning official.Keep reading ...

VietnamNet Reporter

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