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Vietnam looks into chemical linked to microcephaly

Vietnam looks into chemical linked to microcephaly

The Ministry of Health on February 16 said Vietnam has imported more than 9,000 kilograms of pyriproxyfen, a chemical used to kill mosquito larvae and recently linked to microcephaly, a condition wherein babies are born with abnormally small heads.

Lao Cai promotes efforts to deal with Zika virus

Lao Cai promotes efforts to deal with Zika virus

The northern border province of Lao Cai is taking various measures that focus on health monitoring for people at border entry points, to prevent Zika virus from entering Vietnam.

Health Ministry strengthens monitoring on Zika virus

Health Ministry strengthens monitoring on Zika virus

The Ministry of Health urged the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE) to strengthen its monitoring and detection of suspects infected with Zika virus at a meeting on January 29.

Vietnam to publicly rank quality of hospitals

Vietnam to publicly rank quality of hospitals

Hospital rankings will be publicised for the first time this year in an effort by the Ministry of Health to improve healthcare services, the Tien Phong (Vanguard) newspaper reported.

Top ten medical events in 2015 announced

Top ten medical events in 2015 announced

The Ministry of Health on January 5 released the most notable medical events in 2015 which have contributed to giving a facelift to the sector.

Vietnam is facing health calamities

Vietnam is facing health calamities

Cancer is becoming a health calamity in Vietnam as the disease’s burden accounts for 66% of total disease costs and badly affects to the socioeconomic growth.

Health Minister hails EU’s support

Health Minister hails EU’s support

The European Union (EU) has always been an important partner of the Ministry of Health (MoH) over the past 20 years, Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien said on November 16 in Hanoi.

Preventative medicine sector lacks workforce, investment

Preventative medicine sector lacks workforce, investment

The preventative medicine sector in Vietnam now lacks nearly 23,000 health professionals due to low salary and poor welfare, which has resulted in a recent increase in epidemics, food poisoning cases, and treatment expenses.

New handbook on HIV/AIDS treatment released

New handbook on HIV/AIDS treatment released

The Administration for HIV/AIDS Control under the Ministry of Health released a new handbook for the treatment and care of HIV/AIDS patients at a conference on July 31.