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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Vietnam prioritises improving medical services at grassroots level

The Vietnamese Government prioritises resources to improve capacity of the grassroots-level clinics towards universal healthcare coverage and realising the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien has said.Attending the 72nd session of the World Health Assembly in Geneva on May 21, ...

Vietnam aims to eradicate malaria by 2030

Vietnam is expected to put an end to Plasmodium falciparum malaria parasite by 2025, towards eliminating all species of malaria by 2030 as recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO).Under the strategy, the Ministry of Health aims to follow three stages – malaria control, elimination ...

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