Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 3 Good health and well-being

National Assembly passes $15b economic recovery package for 2022-23

On the final working day of an extraordinary session, the National Assembly of Việt Nam on Tuesday voted to adopt a Government-proposed socio-economic recovery programme worth nearly VNĐ350 trillion (approximately US$15 billion) over the next two years.The five major tasks stated in the resolution are: reopening ...

PM2.5 pollution still problematic across Việt Nam

Though the average PM2.5 concentration improved slightly in 2020, all provinces and cities in Việt Nam still had much higher levels than the WHO’s recommendation, according to data revealed at a workshop held virtually on Tuesday. In 2020, Việt Nam had 10 out of 63 provinces and ...

Covid forces workers to quit social security

The Vietnam Social Security has said it is “concerned” that Covid-19 has forced many people to exit the social insurance safety net.In the first 10 months of this year more than 700,000 people registered to exit the social insurance scheme and withdraw the accumulated premiums ...

Hong Chieu, Le Tuyet

Southeast Asia’s largest-scale genome sequencing center set up in Vietnam

A genome sequencing center, the largest-scale project of its kind in Southeast Asia, was set up in Vietnam on October 7, according to Cao Anh Tuan, CEO of the Vietnam-based genetic engineering company Genetica. The genome sequencing center will serve as a place for genetic ...

Air pollution cuts Hanoian lifespan by 2.5 years: study

Life expectancy among Hanoians is reduced by 2.49 years on average due to exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.5), a recent study indicates.“Research on the impact of air pollution caused by PM2.5 dust on public health in Hanoi in 2019” by the Hanoi-based non-profit organization ...

Minh Nga

HCM City completes disbursement of first support package for COVID-19-hit people

Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs on August 6 announced that the city has basically completed the disbursement of the first support package for COVID-19-hit people, with over 611 billion VND (26.56 million USD) given to more than 391,020 local ...

Pandemic-hit workers anxiously wait for aid

According to statistics of the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, in the second quarter of 2021, up to 12.8 million Vietnamese people aged 15 and older were negatively affected by the Covid-19 epidemic, including those who lost their jobs, had to take time ...

Vu Diep

ADB project helps boost climate resilience in Vietnam’s health system

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) announced on July 19 its assessment of a six-year project helping boost the capacity of health systems in Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam to climate-induced health threats.The project, Strengthening Resilience to Climate Change in the Health Sector in the Greater Mekong ...

Vietnamese life expectancy up, but non-infectious disease cases rise

Although average life expectancy has increased, the number of cases of non-infectious disease among Vietnamese has risen, Dr Nguyễn Thị Kim Tiến, head of the Department of Health Protection and Care of Central Officers, said.The average life expectancy of Vietnamese is 73.6 compared to 68.6 in 1999, according to the population ...

E-medical records’ data to be connected among hospitals from July 1

Electronic medical record data will be connected among hospitals and health facilities across the country from July 1.When the electronic medical records are connected among health facilities in the country from July 1, patients would not have to bring printed medical records with them for ...

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