More resources should be channeled into grassroots and preventive medicine, which is considered as the root of the health sector, focusing on extremely disadvantaged areas, said Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam.
More than 70% of older people have to keep working and financially depend on their families.
The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) in Ho Chi Minh City will hold the first Japan Healthful Lifestyle Exhibition at Youth Cultural House starting on September 11.
The Vietnam Association of the Elderly (VAE) convened the third national patriotic emulation congress and marked the 20th founding anniversary in Hanoi on May 5.
(VOV) -Vietnam is entering a period known as ‘golden population structure’ providing the country with a unique socio-economic development opportunity, told an international workshop in Hanoi on October 16.
(VOV) - Vietnamese people's life expectancy increased considerably for the past decade, from 69 in 2002 to more than 73 in 2012.
(VOV) -The spectre of a huge imbalance in the numbers of Vietnamese women and men is a real threat to the country’s future socioeconomic development and social welfare.
(VOV) - Vietnam has climbed nine notched to 53rd – two notches above China - in the latest global prosperity index released by British think tank - Legatum Institute.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has applauded Vietnam’s efforts in fulfilling its millennium development goals (MDGs) on health issues ahead of the 2015 schedule.
Vietnam is the 13th most populous nation in the world but its human development index and population quality only ranks 108th among 177 countries, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) said.
The average life expectancy of Vietnamese people has increased considerably over recent years from 71 in 2005 to 71.3 in 2006 and 71.8 in 2008, according to a survey conducted by the Ministry of Health.