VOV.VN - One of the UN Millennium Development Goals is ensuring health care and protecting people against dangerous epidemics. Vietnam and other countries around the world are taking aggressive measures to cope with the COVID-19 epidemic.
Hospitals and clinics in Vietnam have started implementing surveillance of nosocomial infections and monitoring the hospital-infection control process, Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Viet Tien said at a recent meeting.
Vietnam has not recorded any Ebola infections to date, deputy head of the Health Ministry’s Preventive Medicine Department Dang Quang Tan has announced.
Screenings will be intensified at border gates and hospitals to early detect people suspected to contract deadly virus Ebola, particularly those who return from affected areas.
The health sector has asked localities to strengthen supervision over Ebola virus at border gates and in the community to promptly apply suitable and effective preventive measures to avoid the intrusion of the virus to Vietnam.
The Southern Vietnam Public Health Emergency Operations Centre (SVPHEOC) was inaugurated at the Ho Chi Minh City-based Paster Institute on August 23.
A Vietnamese man has been cleared of Ebola after returning from Sierra Leone with suspicious symptoms and being quarantined at a Ho Chi Minh City hospital early this month.
The Zika virus, linked to severe birth defects in thousands of babies in Brazil, is "spreading explosively" and could infect as many as 4 million people in the Americas, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on January 28.
The Ministry of Health has asked hospitals and health clinics of cities and provinces to ensure that all patients in emergency cases receive timely treatment during the Lunar New Year Festival.
Liberia was declared free of the Ebola virus by global health experts on January 14, a milestone that signalled an end to an epidemic in West Africa that has killed more than 11,300 people.
Liberia released its last two known Ebola cases from hospital on December 3 as it starts a new countdown to declaring itself free of the virus for a third time.
Over 3,600 representatives from ministries, sectors, organisations and students attended a ceremony in Hanoi on October 17 to launch the hand in hand against infection programme in response to the Global Hand-washing Day.
Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien has held talks with Anna Popova, head of the Russian Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing (Rospotrebnadzor), to discuss measures to step up healthcare links between the two agencies.
Leaders of the Group of Seven industrial nations pledged on June 8 to wipe out Ebola but offered little in terms of concrete action, disappointing non-governmental organizations.
The Health Ministries of Vietnam and Thailand co-held an exercise on response to any outbreak of Ebola for ASEAN+3, according to Nhan Dan (People) newspaper.
A drill on response measures, quarantine and treatment for suspected Ebola patients was jointly organised by the Ministry of Health (MoH) and the National Hospital for Tropical Disease in Hanoi on November 7.
Representatives from the health sector of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia have agreed on a joint action programme to prevent the spread of infectious diseases, particularly Ebola, through their shared aviation and land ports of entry.
(VOV) -A Vietnamese guest worker, who returned home from Guinea a few days ago, has been quarantined at Hoan My Hospital in the central city of Danang after showing Ebola-like symptoms.
An Ebola response drill will be held at the Central Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Hanoi on November 1 and then in three other hospitals in Hanoi, central Thua Thien-Hue and Ho Chi Minh City, according to the Health Ministry.
(VOV) - Nurse Nina Pham - the first person to catch Ebola on US soil has been declared free of the deadly disease 13 days after testing positive, clearing the way for President Obama to give her a big hug in the oval office.