Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 3 Good health and well-being

Vietnam vows to join int’l efforts in ending sexual violence during conflict

Vietnam will work closely with the international community in preventing and stamping out sexual violence during conflicts, said Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, head of the Vietnamese mission to the United Nations (UN). The ambassador made the affirmation at a high-level open dialogue on sexual violence in ...

Cancer killed over 300 Vietnamese every day in 2018: study

Almost 115,000 Vietnamese died of cancer last year, or over 300 a day, and the number of new cases is on the rise. Tran Van Thuan, director of Hanoi’s K Hospital, one of the biggest in Vietnam and specializing in cancer treatment, announced the figures collected ...

Le Nga

Forum looks to promote children’s rights in business

Domestic and international experts and businesses gathered at a forum in Ho Chi Minh City on April 16, discussing and sharing good practices that companies worldwide are undertaking to respect and promote children’s rights in business. The event was jointly held by the United Nations ...

Vietnam’s first liver transplant patient in good health 15 years on

Born in Hai Minh Commune, Hai Hau District, Nam Dinh Province, Nguyen Thi Diep underwent her life-saving liver transplant at the age of nine. Fifteen years later, now she leads a healthy life and works for the well-being of others.Vietnam witnessed its first liver transplant ...

'Harsh' tactics used to keep wages low for Vietnamese garment workers

European and U.S. fashion brands sourcing from Vietnam must stop their “harsh” tactics that push down workers’ wages and trap millions in poverty, labor rights campaigners said on Thursday.Earlier this year, charity Oxfam criticized Australian fashion firms for using a “system of entrenched exploitation” that ...

Glyphosate-based weedkiller officially banned in Vietnam

Vietnam has officially removed all types of weedkiller based on glyphosate, an active ingredient likely to cause cancer in humans, from the list of plant protection products allowed for use in the country. Hoang Trung, head of the Plant Protection Department under the Ministry of Agriculture and ...

Ho Chi Minh City to launch first human milk bank at top maternity hospital

A leading maternity hospital in Ho Chi Minh City is set to launch the city’s first international standard human milk bank next week as a solution to a shortage of biological milk for premature newborns.Keep reading ...

Record-breaking Vietnamese organ transplants from a single donor

Vietnamese doctors have successfully transplanted six organs from one donor to four patients for the first time.Tran Binh Giang, head of Hanoi-based Vietnam-Germany Hospital announced on December 24 that the donor was a 40-year-old brain dead patient. According to his family, he had expressed the ...

Hoang Hai

[Infographic] Strong socialization in the field of health and education

According to the General Statistics Office’s survey, as of July 1st, 2017, there are 15.2 thousand medical establishments and 51.1 thousand educational institutions nationwide.Keep reading ...

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 ...

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