The Vietnamese Ministry of Health is poised to put two major fish sauce makers, Masan Food and Khai Hoan JSC, through a complete inspection next month, not long after a ‘toxic fish sauce’ scandal unnerved local consumers.
The Ministry of Health has denied the existence of 10 so-called cancer villages, as their rates of cancer were found to be no higher than the national average.
The Ministry of Health on December 22 announced the top ten notable events of the sector in 2016.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked Ministry of Health to check the veracity of a newspaper report stating that Vietnam ranks the top in the world in antibiotic-resistant infections.
The Sword Lake (Ho Guom) and Ly Thai To Park in the centre of Hanoi capital city were lit up blue on November 13 night in response to the World Diabetes Day, sharing global efforts to enhance public awareness about the disease.
All fish sauces on the market are safe for human consumption, the Ministry of Health has confirmed after a 10-day inspection.
The Ministry of Health and the US-based Abbott Company on September 21 signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in two projects to improve the quality of clinical nutrition at hospitals and among pregnant and nursing women.
Officials say that drinking more milk will help Vietnamese reach a new high.
A seminar discussing how to improve hospital quality management took place in Ho Chi Minh City on September 12-13.
The General Department of Preventive Medicine under the Health Ministry has warned the community to take active measures against Japanese encephalitis (JE) which reaches its peak season in June and July.
The Ministry of Health (MoH) on May 15 launched a public communications campaign in order to encourage people to wash their hands more frequently as a way of minimising risk of catching diseases.
The General Department of Preventive Medicine under the Ministry of Health on May 9 received additional information on a woman from the RoK who tested positive for the Zika virus after visiting Vietnam.
Vietnam is seeing an increase in the number of people with anaphylaxis, according to experts at a conference last week on emergency critical care medicine and medical toxicology.
The Vietnam Food Administration under the Health Ministry set food poisoning among its priorities to tackle in 2016.
Vietnam has seen great achievements in researching and producing vaccines, especially the production of 10 out of the 11 kinds mentioned in the nationwide expanded immunisation programme, said Deputy Health Minister Nguyen Thanh Long.
Vietnam’s Ministry of Health has decided to delay an increase in medical service fees at state-owned hospitals until next year instead of applying it on November 15 as previously planned for some 1,800 medical services, a health official has said.
The health sector called on health workers and residents to use antibiotics responsibly by only taking medicine doctors prescribe at a recent meeting in Hanoi.
Parents are concerned about post-vaccine reactions after the recent death of babies after receiving Quinvaxem vaccine, although the Health Ministry has repeatedly confirmed the safety of the vaccine.
Up to 100,000 people living with HIV nationwide are currently being treated with antiretroviral (ARV) drug as a result of the on-going effective HIV/AIDS prevention and control programme in Vietnam, a Health Ministry official said in a conference on November 9.
The Ministry of Science and Technology will continue prioritising the national-level key science and technology programme coded KC10/11-15 on the application and development of advanced technology serving health care activities, pledged Minister Nguyen Quan.