Public health

Priority health concerns

Vietnam issues bird flu warning after latest human case reported in China

Cool weather and high demand for chickens during the Lunar New Year heighten the risk of an outbreak. Vietnam’s agriculture ministry issued an urgent message on Wednesday calling for increased vigilance to prevent fresh bird flu outbreaks.Keep reading ...

Anh Duy

Hanoi targets all HIV carriers with health insurance

Hanoi set to expand health insurance coverage to 100 percent of HIV carriers in 2018, heard a recent conference on HIV/AIDS prevention hosted by the municipal Department of Health. Keep reading ...

VNA Reporter

Vietnam sees drops in new HIV infections for 10th consecutive year

Vietnam saw decreases in the number of new HIV infections, people living with AIDS and AIDS-related fatalities for the tenth consecutive year in 2017, according to the Ministry of Health.Keep reading ...

VNA Reporter

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

Experts emphasise gender equality in VN’s HIV response

The current national response to HIV fails to adequately respond to the diverse needs and rights of the main affected groups – women and girls.Keep reading ...

VNS Reporter

Cuts to HIV/AIDS treatment aids cause difficulties in treating HIV kids

Vietnam is embracing difficulties in treating kids living with HIV as international organizations are cutting financial aids however, these ill kids have still received good care in hospitals.Keep reading   ...

VietnamNet 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

Deputy PM urges greater efforts for UN 90-90-90 Goals

Deputy Prime Minister Vũ Đức Đam has called on society as a whole to collaborate in meeting the United Nations’ 90-90-90 Goals in HIV/AIDS prevention and control by 2020. Đam made the call during a meeting held in the northern province of Hải Dương yesterday in response to ...

VNS 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

50,000 people living with HIV not know their condition

Some 50,000 people living with HIV across the country do not know they are affected with the virus, making up 20 per cent of the total number of people living with HIV. The information was released by Võ Hải Sơn, an expert from the Việt ...

VNS Reporter

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