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 ...

USAID helps Vietnam phase out TB by 2030

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) will continue support for the Vietnamese Government to eradicate tuberculosis (TB) by 2030, with new cases cut by 90% and deaths reduced by 95%, USAID’s Mission Director for Vietnam Aler Grubbs said on October 27.The USAID project, carried out in ...

MoH proposes amendments to COVID-19 regulations

The Ministry of Health (MoH) has proposed to amend the regulations related to COVID-19 as the number of new cases has consistently remained low in recent weeks.In the draft proposal submitted to the government, the ministry suggested shortening the average incubation period to four days ...

World Bank approves nearly 130 million USD to help Nghe An province improve livability

The World Bank Board of Directors on July 31 approved a project worth 129.6 million USD to strengthen flood resilience and improve sanitation, transport, and public space infrastructure in Nghe An province’s Vinh city – a political, economic, and cultural centre of the north-central coastal ...

UNDP-developed software helps strengthen capacity of Viet Nam’s health system

A workshop on implementation results of the grassroots telehealth program using the software “Doctor for everyone” was jointly organized by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Ministry of Health in Ha Noi on July 20.The “Doctor for Everyone” digital telehealth system was first ...

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Vietnam to consider downgrading COVID-19 to flu-like status

Minister of Health Dao Hong Lan has said that Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh would chair a meeting of the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control this weekend to deliberate the downgrading of COVID-19 from its current placement in Class A infectious diseases ...

New COVID-19 cases rising again, particularly Omicron variant: health official

The number of new COVID-19 cases is on the rise again, with those infected with Omicron variant making up the majority, and mainly concentrating in the northern region – where the season is changing, Prof. Phan Trong Lan, Director of the Health Ministry’s Department of ...

Vietnam shares experience in primary healthcare at UN meeting

About 81% of patients questioned said they are satisfied with medical services in Vietnam, Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien cited an independent survey while delivering a speech at a United Nations meeting on September 23. The meeting, themed “Universal Health Coverage: Moving Together to ...

More efforts taken to push back tuberculosis

Delegates at a conference in Hanoi on August 15 discussed measures to complete tuberculosis (TB) treatment facilities in 15 provinces that have yet to build special hospitals for this disease. The conference was held in the context that Vietnam is ranked 16 among 30 countries worldwide ...

Vietnam sets up national committee to wipe out TB

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has approved the establishment of a national committee on tuberculosis (TB) eradication.Headed by Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam, the committee is designed to have a maximum of 20 members. Its operation will be supported by the same apparatus that ...

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