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Vietnam receives mobile hi-tech lab from Russia

Vietnam receives mobile hi-tech lab from Russia

Representatives of Russia’s Federal Service for the Oversight of Consumer Protection and Welfare (Rospotrebnadzor) handed over a mobile lab to Major General Nguyen Hong Du, Director of the Vietnam-Russia Tropical Centre on September 11 on the sidelines of the fourth Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok.

Volunteer medics help rural poor

Volunteer medics help rural poor

Sixty two poor districts across the country lack a total of almost 600 doctors with specialisations in 15 different areas, including obstetrics, paediatrics, emergencies and infectious diseases.

Infectious diseases a major cancer factor

Infectious diseases a major cancer factor

Vietnam’s national cancer control strategy needed to address the serious problem of infectious agents, which cause more than 20% of malignancies in the world, said Prof Nguyen Chan Hung, Chairman of the Vietnam Cancer Society.

Non-infectious diseases kill 400,000 Vietnamese each year

Non-infectious diseases kill 400,000 Vietnamese each year

Non-infectious diseases claim the lives of about 400,000 Vietnamese people each year, said Deputy Health Minister Nguyen Thanh Long at a conference seeking to prevent and control these diseases in the southern region in Ho Chi Minh City on May 8.

Hand-foot-mouth virus early this year

Hand-foot-mouth virus early this year

The hand, foot and mouth disease season has barely begun in Ho Chi Minh City but hospitals are already seeing a rush of patients, many of them severely affected, according to paediatrics hospitals.

HCM City implements measures to control Zika virus

HCM City implements measures to control Zika virus

Ho Chi Minh City’s health authorities have implemented a number of measures to control Zika virus following a German woman, who lives in District 2, was diagnosed with the virus while traveling in Japan.

Expanded immunisation helps cut down child morality

Expanded immunisation helps cut down child morality

Vietnam’s National Expanded Programme on Immunisation since its launch in 1985 has greatly contributed to reducing the rate of catching diseases, ending polio, and controlling many infectious diseases as well as cutting down the mortality rate among children.

Doctors save pneumonia patient with ECMO

Doctors save pneumonia patient with ECMO

Doctors of the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases have used ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation) technology to treat a serious case of pneumonia successfully in Hanoi.

Domestically produced vaccines keep children safe

Domestically produced vaccines keep children safe

Duong Thi Hong, Deputy Director of the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, spoke to Vietnam News Agency about the success of the National Expanded Programme on Immunisation since its launch in 1985.

Vietnam gains achievements in vaccine production

Vietnam gains achievements in vaccine production

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.

Conference discusses infectious diseases, HIV/AIDS

Nearly 800 domestic and foreign managers, scientists and experts in infectious diseases and HIV/AIDS are attending a conference in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong, to share experience in this field.