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More efforts taken to push back tuberculosis

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.

Hanoi in peak season for dengue fever

Hanoi in peak season for dengue fever

Over 67,000 cases of dengue fever and three deaths were reported in the first five months of this year across the country, according to the latest report from the Ministry of Health.

African swine fever continues to spread

African swine fever continues to spread

African swine fever has been reported in two new provinces - the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak and the southern province of Ca Mau, raising the total number of localities affected by the virus to 46.

Measures needed to prevent ASF reaching southern Vietnam

Measures needed to prevent ASF reaching southern Vietnam

African swine fever (ASF) posed a substantial threat to the pig farming industry although measures have been taken to stop the disease from spreading, said Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong at the first meeting of the national steering committee for the prevention and control of ASF in Hanoi on March 26.

UK-funded dengue forecasting system introduced in Vietnam

UK-funded dengue forecasting system introduced in Vietnam

The UN Development Programme (UNDP), the World Health Organisation (WHO) and HR Wallingford company on March 19 launched a pioneering dengue forecasting system in Vietnam, hoping to curb the spread of this disease in the country.

Text campaign launched to support TB patients

Text campaign launched to support TB patients

The National Lung Hospital, the National Programme against Tuberculosis (TB) and the Patients Support Foundation to End Tuberculosis (PASTB) and the National Humanitarian Portal 1400 have launched a text message campaign to support TB patients.

Preparations made to cope with swine fever

Preparations made to cope with swine fever

A reaction plan to the African swine fever (ASF) is being developed by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development after pigs were found infected with the disease in neighbouring countries and territories.

US institute lauds Vietnam’s elimination of lymphatic filariasis

US institute lauds Vietnam’s elimination of lymphatic filariasis

Vietnam has got rid of lymphatic filariasis (LF) thanks to the Government’s drastic efforts and international support, stressed US RTI International - an independent and non-profit institute that provides research, development and technical services to government and commercial clients worldwide.

Dengue fever sweeps across Quang Nam province

Dengue fever sweeps across Quang Nam province

VOV.VN - Bouts of dengue fever broke out in many localities across the Central province of Quang Nam with more than 2,480 cases being reported throughout 148 communes, wards and towns in the province so far.

Hanoi still wary of dengue fever

Hanoi still wary of dengue fever

Dengue fever in Hanoi has dropped since last month, down 95.8% against the same period last year, but the risk of contracting the disease is still high, warned Dr Nguyen Nhat Cam, Director of the city’s Disease Control Centre.

Disease season peaks in southern region

Disease season peaks in southern region

Hospitals in the southern region have admitted many patients diagnosed with hand-foot-mouth disease, measles or upper respiratory infections as the peak season for contagious diseases has arrived.

Value of pepper exports feeling the grind

Value of pepper exports feeling the grind

VOV.VN - The average price of exported pepper saw a sharp drop during the first half of this year and any rebound is forecast to be difficult to achieve in July and the later months of the year, according to the Agro Processing and Market Development Authority (AgroTrade) under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Dengue fever cases in Hanoi up 400% in 2017

Dengue fever cases in Hanoi up 400% in 2017

VOV.VN - Hanoi health officials reported on June 25 that the capital city had experienced a dramatic increase in dengue fever cases this year to date compared to 2016, reported the Vietnam News Agency.

Ministry launches worker health and safety campaign

Ministry launches worker health and safety campaign

VOV.VN - A month-long campaign to raise awareness on basic occupational safety and health issues in all sectors of the economy was launched on May 1 by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.

HCM City hospital gets new tech

HCM City hospital gets new tech

Hung Vuong Obstetrics Hospital in HCM City has got a digital mammography machine, the first public hospital in the city to use one, a top city health official said.