Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 3 Good health and well-being

ASEAN guidance on empowering women, children launched

The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA), in collaboration with United Nations offices in Vietnam, on March 28 held a public launch of the ASEAN Regional Guidance on empowering women and children: Delivering quality social work services for those at risk of or ...

Flexible unemployment insurance payment rates proposed

The applicable Employment Law stipulates the payment rate of 1 percent for unemployment insurance to both employees and their employers. However, reality has shown that this fixed rate has created much trouble for these two groups, particularly when natural disasters, epidemics, economic recession, or financial ...

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Vietnam to have 98 more automatic air quality monitoring stations by 2030

Ninety-eight continuous automatic air quality monitoring stations will be constructed across the country between now and 2030, pushing the total number to 201. After 2030, 15 more continuous automatic air quality monitoring stations are planned to be built.The plan also requires integrating noise monitoring at 216 stations ...

Viet Nam makes great strides in improving living standards: UN Resident Coordinator

Viet Nam has made great strides in improving the living standards and lifting millions of people out of poverty, UN Resident Coordinator for Viet Nam Pauline Tamesis noted. Pauline Tamesis made that above statement at the Consultation Workshop on “Accelerate Sustainable Development in Viet Nam: ...

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Efforts made to ensure vaccines for expanded immunisation programme

The Ministry of Health is working hard to ensure vaccine supply for the national expanded programme on immunisation (EPI), heard a regular Government press conference in Hanoi on December 6. Deputy Minister Nguyen Thi Lien Huong noted that the EPI, launched in 1985, is providing immunisation ...

Senior citizens need training, employment support amid aging population

There will be tens of millions of elderly people with desires for entrepreneurship, vocational training, and employment opportunities in the next decade, offering both significant challenges for society and an important workforce contributing to the country’s economic growth.In 2023, Vietnam has more than 16 million ...

Int'l conference on digital health held

The Vietnam Military – Civil Medicine Association, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health (MoH)’s Health Strategy and Policy Institute and the Iverson Health Innovation Research Institute of Australia’s Swinburne University of Technology, held an international conference on digital health on November 8.Held both in-person ...

Seminar reviews maternal, child care in ethnic minority areas

The Ministry of Health held a seminar in Hanoi on November 6 to review the improvement of public healthcare, physical well-being of ethnic minority people and the prevention of child malnutrition, under Project No. 7 of the National Target Programme on Socio-economic Development in Ethnic ...

Forum explores potential of innovation in health sector

A forum was held at the National Innovation Centre (NIC) in Hanoi on October 29 with a focus on the application of medical technology to health care.The event, part of the NIC opening ceremony and the Vietnam International Innovation Expo 2023 from October 28 to ...

Caring for senior citizens as population ages

According to the General Statistics Office (GSO), Vietnamese people aged 60 and above will account for about 20 per cent of the total population by 2038. At the current rate of population ageing, Việt Nam is expected to be among the 10 fastest-aging countries globally, ...

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