The Ministry of Health has called on local people to inform local authorities immediately of any sick or dead fowl they discover.
The Vietnamese Ministry of Health has destroyed a large amount of substandard and fake medicines in recent months in an effort to curb their circulation.
The Population and Family Planning sector met to celebrate its 50th anniversary in Hanoi on December 20.
Health experts have called on the community to take action against cancer at the launch for a communication programme for the prevention of the disease in women.
A policy supporting poor people and vulnerable groups in medical check-ups and treatment has seen progresses with some 16 million poor people being provided with health insurance cards so far.
About 250 pharmaceutical businesses and manufacturers from Vietnam and 20 nations around the world gathered in HCM City on September 22 to attend an international health exhibition.
The Health Ministry presented the insignia “For People’s Health” to Gerd Stuckmann, doctor from the hospital of the Kantonsspital Winterthur University of Switzerland at a ceremony in Hanoi on September 6.
Vietnam needs at least 20,000 health workers for its HIV/AIDS programmes by 2020 as new HIV infected cases continue to rise and need due treatment, said the chief of the HIV/AIDS watchdog.
The Hanoi Women’s Union has been presented with the 2010 HealthRight International (HRI) partners award.
The successful operation of International SOS, a medical service provider, has contributed to the socio-economic and healthcare development in Vietnam, said Minister of Health Nguyen Quoc.
The Consulate General of Japan in HCM City signed an agreement with the Vietnam Association of Midwives on November 18 to fund the US$97,000 project on improving health care for poor women in Ba Ria - Vung Tau province.
The Department of Preventive Medicine and the Environment under the Ministry of Health has released a dispatch on the swine flu outbreak in Mexico and the US and confirmed no detected cases of the disease in Vietnam.
State President Nguyen Minh Triet has presented the Gold Star Order to the Military Medical Institute in recognition of its role in training medical staff for both the military and civilian services and in conducting research on medicine and pharmacology.