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Vietnam looks to tackle injury, accidents

Vietnam looks to tackle injury, accidents

As many as 3,600 injuries are reported every day in Vietnam, killing about 90 people, said Deputy Health Minister Nguyen Truong Son at a national scientific conference on injury prevention in Hanoi on November 12.

Mekong Delta takes action to prevent drowning incidents

Mekong Delta takes action to prevent drowning incidents

The Mekong Delta has the highest rate of drowning in the country, particularly in Dong Thap province, where the number of deaths due to drowning is 10 times higher compared to that of dengue fever and hand, foot and mouth disease combined.

Swimming campaign to be launched to prevent drowning

Swimming campaign to be launched to prevent drowning

A campaign to encourage the community to practice swimming for drowning prevention will be launched on May 19 at the culture, information and sports centre of Hanoi’s Long Bien district, according to the organising board.

Programme prevents drowning among children

Programme prevents drowning among children

A propgramme to teach safe swimming for children aiming to prevent drowning will be held in 63 localities nationwide from May to August 2018, the organising board announced at a press conference in Hanoi on May 8.

Hanoi pilots free swimming class for children

Hanoi pilots free swimming class for children

Given increasing incidences of drowning, the Hanoi Red Cross Society has opened a free swimming class for children in suburban districts to equip them with skills to prevent drowning.

Swimming classes needed to reduce drowning

Swimming classes needed to reduce drowning

Teaching children to swim is one of the most effective ways to reduce drowning accidents in Vietnam, but this work has yet to produce results as expected.

HCM City schools to offer swimming lessons

HCM City schools to offer swimming lessons

All public schools in Ho Chi Minh City will be required to teach swimming beginning in the 2016-17 school year under a new directive from the city’s Department of Education and Training.

Thailand faces longest heatwave in 65 years

Thailand faces longest heatwave in 65 years

Authorities in Thailand have urged the public to stay indoors and drink more water to cope with the hot weather as the country faces its longest heatwave in the past 65 years.

Measures taken to prevent children from drowning

Authorities of Mekong Delta Dong Thap province are taking all necessary measures to minimise the drowning mortality rate among children and help children protect themselves from drowning, especially during the current flood season.

Campaign aims to prevent drowning among children

Campaign aims to prevent drowning among children

The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) on June 16 launched a campaign to prevent children’s drowning, targeting a reduction of 15% in the number of fatalities in 2015 compared to 2010.

UNICEF raises funds for Vietnamese children

(VOV) - The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) raised US$435,000 at a Zero Awards ceremony in HCM City on December 5 to support Vietnamese children.