Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 3 Good health and well-being

2021 National Environmental Report to focus on air quality

The Việt Nam Environment Administration said air quality was selected as the focus for its 2021 report because the administration’s initial assessment showed air pollution in some big cities was at poor levels during 2016-20, impacting people’s health.The report will evaluate the main sources of ...

Pensions, social allowances expected to rise 15 percent from 2022

Eight groups of people will enjoy a 15 per cent rise in their pensions and social insurance allowances and monthly subventions from January 1, 2022, when a draft decree on the adjustments of these allowances is issued, according to the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and ...

Digital conversion in medical sector targets better service for the public: health minister

Digital transformation in the health sector will better serve the people, creating more convenience and improved quality in medical services, according to Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long. The official was speaking at the plenary session of the Vietnam Health Sector’s Digital Conversion Conference which ...

Technology empowers people with disabilities

Twenty-two people with visual impairments are attending a digital business training and coaching course for four months in Hà Nội to help them adapt to the fourth industrial revolution and co-exist with COVID-19. The trainees are mostly selling products online or working to become sale ...

Covid-19 crisis leads to lower incomes, living conditions for tens of thousands of families

Surveys all show that the living conditions of many Vietnamese have become worse because of Covid-19. However, economists are not recommending a second support package.During the second survey, WB carried out interviews via phones with nearly 4,000 households throughout the country from July 27 to ...

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"Vietnam Healthy Lung" programme to be expanded for three years

Vietnamese patients with respiratory problems, especially lung cancer, will benefit from the second phase of the “Vietnam Healthy Lung” programme in 2021-23 that was signed between the health ministry’s Medical Services Administration (MSA) and AstraZeneca on November 16.In the next three years, the programme will ...

Commune-level clinics strive to attract local patients

Clinics in communes have improved their healthcare services and facilities to attract more local people and reduce patient overloads at city and province-level hospitals. Medical experts have said the grassroots healthcare system is the foundation of the national health system and if the grassroots system ...

Vietnam promotes reproductive health care for adolescents, youths

Providing young people with knowledge about sexual and reproductive health combined with life skills education is a necessary and urgent issue, a top health official has said. Many Vietnamese youths have limited knowledge of sexual intercourse or pregnancy, Nguyen Duc Vinh, director of the Department ...

Nearly 13,000 HIV carriers benefit from PrEP programme

Nearly 13,000 people living with HIV nationwide have been provided with Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) service over the last two years, helping to control HIV infections in the community.Vietnam is one of the first countries in the world to apply the PrEP programme. It is providing the ...

Drastic measures needed to encourage workers to join social and health insurance

Many businesses have scaled down production and reduced their workforce due to the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to a decrease in the number of those participating in social and health insurance, as well as an increase in unpaid social security debts, experts have said.Vietnam Social Security and local social ...

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