Poverty policy and regulation

Access to education and health care

3,000 children in Nghe An get free heart examination

Over 3,000 children under 16 years old in Nghe An Province will be given free heart disease screening under Trai Tim Cho Em (Healthy heart operation) programme from June 6 to 9. Children with a record of congenital heart diseases have been given a re-check. Children ...

Screening needed to reduce birth defects in VN

Every 13 minutes a child is born with congenital anomalies in Vietnam, putting a burden on their families and the health sector as well as affecting the quality of the population.Screening and diagnosis of prenatal and neonatal diseases to provide timely intervention in the fetal ...

Citizens report less corruption but the poor are worried about their livelihood future: 2017 PAPI Report

Findings from the 2017 PAPI Report, released today, show a significant turnaround in citizen’s perceptions and experiences with corruption in the public sector, more women adding their names to land use titles, and rising pessimism among the poorest citizens about their future economic prospects. Health insurance ...

PAPI

Viet Nam: Children at risk of malnutrition in aftermath of Typhoon Damrey, reports UNICEF

More than a week after Typhoon Damrey battered south-central Viet Nam, assessments by United Nations aid agencies have revealed that vulnerable populations – including children, and pregnant and nursing mothers – in poor and remote areas are still underserved by relief efforts. An estimated 150,000 children ...

United Nations

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

1.5 million students still not covered by health insurance

Around 1.5 million students nationwide, or 7.5 per cent of all students, have not joined the national health insurance scheme, according to the Ministry of Education and Training.Keep reading ...

VNA Reporter

Tuition hike could harm ethnic minority students

As universities become financially independent, ethnic minority students enrolled in special majors may suffer tuition fee increases when their instituions impose fee levels higher than the Government’s ceiling.Keep reading ...

VNS Reporter

95 percent of population hoped to be covered by health insurance by 2025

General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Nguyen Phu Trong has signed a CPV Central Committee resolution on public health (Resolution 20) which sets a goal for 95 percent of the population to be covered by health insurance by 2025.Keep reading ...

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