Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 3 Good health and well-being

Initiative to protect food systems in Asian mega delta launched in Can Tho

The “Securing the Food Systems of Asian Mega-Deltas for Climate and Livelihood Resilience” Initiative (AMD) was launched at a conference in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on June 28.This initiative aims to create resilient, inclusive, and productive deltas – which maintain socio-ecological integrity, ...

UNDP helps Vietnam develop grassroots telemedicine

Grassroots telemedicine solution using 4.0 technology has helped address geographical distance, enabling commune health staff in mountainous areas to seek consultation from their colleagues at the district and higher levels.This enhances people’s access to quality health diagnosis and treatment right at the commune health station ...

Child malnutrition a huge regional challenge: study

A large-scale study has highlighted the “triple burden” of child malnutrition in Southeast Asia – coexistence of undernutrition, micronutrient deficiencies and overweight/obesity. These three burdens often coexist in the same country and can even occur in the same family.The study of nearly 14,000 children aged ...

Global programme delivers health benefits for Vietnamese youth

More than 49,300 young Vietnamese have learned about risky behaviours and preventive measures associated with non-communicable diseases (NCDs), thanks to three years of instruction from the Young Health Programme (YHP).YHP is AstraZeneca’s global disease prevention programme, focusing on young people aged 10 to 24 living ...

Vietnam to lift pre-entry COVID-19 test requirements for entrants on May 15

Vietnam will remove the pre-entry COVID-19 test requirements for all foreign arrivals starting Sunday, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has directed. The direction, effective at 0:00 on May 15, comes as the numbers of COVID-19 infections and deaths drop both in Vietnam and around the ...

People worry more about healthcare during the pandemic: report

Indicative of a year when Việt Nam was hit hardest by the pandemic, the 2021 Provincial Governance and Public Administration Performance Index (PAPI) Report detected a spike in concern regarding health.PAPI 2021 held a record number of one-on-one interviews with 15,833 respondents from across 63 ...

Project to help Vietnam produce quality population data for policy making, implementation

A project debuted on May 5 to support Vietnamese agencies in producing and utilising quality population data for the formulation and implementation of socio-economic development policies, strategies, and programmes.Project VNM10P04, which is also meant to help with the monitoring of the realisation of the Sustainable ...

New COVID-19 adaptation programme for social impact businesses

The Agency of Enterprise Development (AED) under the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI), Global Affairs Canada (GAC), and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) on April 29 jointly launched the “COVID-19 Adaptation Programme” for social impact businesses (SIBs) to increase their capacity and refine business ...

Conference reviews 10-year implementation of social welfare policies

The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Vietnam recently held a joint conference to evaluate the 10 years of implementation of social welfare policies in Vietnam.Participants at the April 20 event agreed that in the 2012-2022 period, social ...

Covid success reaped in job recovery, rising incomes: report

The General Statistics Office (GSO) has reported a gradual quarter-on-quarter job recovery and a VND1 million ($43.69) increase in average monthly income in the first quarter.However, there are still problems that need to be addressed, the report said. While more people were getting jobs, many ...

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