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VFF leader extends greetings on Buddha’s birthday

09:10 | 05/28/2015

President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan paid a visit to the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) in Ho Chi Minh City on May 27 on the occasion of Buddha’s 2559 th birthday .

Vietnam steps up community activities to combat HIV

09:53 | 05/27/2015

Four thousand injecting drug users, women sex workers and men who have sex with men have been brought under an HIV prevention program begun a year ago by Life Center, an NGO that works with disadvantage groups.

Regional experience in ARV treatment investment shared

09:37 | 05/16/2015

The antiretroviral (ARV) treatment for HIV/AIDS patients has been a focused investment in numerous countries thanks to its efficiency.

The inspiring life of an HIV-positive Vietnamese woman honored by Time Magazine

15:16 | 05/03/2015

An HIV-positive Vietnamese woman who was named an "Asian Hero" by Time Magazine has been active in helping fellow patients combat their illness and social stigmas in the past 14 years.

World failing in fight against antibiotic resistance: WHO

14:58 | 04/30/2015

The world is doing far too little to combat the misuse of antibiotics which is fueling drug resistance and allowing long-treatable diseases to become killers, the World Health Organization said on April 29.

Vietnam’s cancer increase fuelled by alcohol abuse

12:25 | 04/10/2015

(VOV) - According to a World Health Organization (WHO) comparison of per capita consumption in litres of pure alcohol, Vietnamese—at 8.7 litres per year—out-drink residents of all other Southeast Asian nations.

Resolutions on parliamentarians’ human rights adopted

17:03 | 04/01/2015

The Governing Council of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) adopted resolutions on human rights of parliamentarians during the ongoing 132nd IPU Assembly in Hanoi on April 1.

IPU-132: interaction between UN, parliaments under spotlight

17:15 | 03/31/2015

The interaction between UN country teams and national parliaments as seen via outcomes of IPU field missions was the main topic of the March 31 session of the Office of the Standing Committee for UN Affairs as part of the 132nd Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU-132) in Hanoi.

IPU-132 discusses challenges to maternal and child health

14:03 | 03/31/2015

(VOV) - On March 31, 132nd Inter-Parliament Assembly (IPU 132) delegates debated key challenges to the provision of better healthcare services for mothers and children.

132nd IPU Assembly opens in Hanoi

00:09 | 03/29/2015

(VOV) - The 132nd Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly (IPU- 132) opened in Hanoi on the evening of March 28, bringing together representatives from 166 IPU members, observers and international organizations.

Vietnam asks for Global Fund’s continuous support in HIV/AIDS fight

21:55 | 03/26/2015

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has asked the Global Fund to continue assisting Vietnam in researching methadone detoxification methods as well as dealing with difficulties in rehabilitation and preventing the spread of HIV.

IPU132 carries diplomatic and political significance

17:58 | 03/26/2015

(VOV) - The 132nd Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly (IPU 132) is an important milestone in the history of Vietnam's diplomacy since the country became an official member of the IPU more than 35 years ago, said National Assembly (NA) Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung at a media briefing in Hanoi on March 26.

Parliamentary role in realizing post-2015 development goals

15:32 | 03/17/2015

(VOV) - A seminar was held in Hanoi on March 17 discussing the role of parliaments in carrying out millennium development goals for 2000- 2015 and post-2015 sustainable development goals.

HIV egg rumours dismissed

16:07 | 03/02/2015

An official from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has rejected a rumour surfacing in the social media that Chinese chicken eggs sold in Vietnam have been injected with blood contaminated with Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV).

Hanoi expands methadone treatment for drug addicts

15:14 | 01/28/2015

Two rehab centres using the methadone treatment method were opened at the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Centre and Hospital 09 in Hanoi on January 27.