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US helps Vietnam build national reference medical lab

US helps Vietnam build national reference medical lab

Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien and US Secretary of Health and Human Services Thomas E. Price signed a memorandum of understanding on August 23 on developing a national reference medical laboratory for Vietnam.

Health Minister urges stronger control of dengue fever

Health Minister urges stronger control of dengue fever

Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien ordered Hanoi authorities to promote communication work to raise public awareness of dengue fever prevention during a trip to inspect disease control in Thuy Khue ward, Tay Ho district on August 20.

Health-related issues to be highlighted at APEC SOM3

Health-related issues to be highlighted at APEC SOM3

The Ministry of Health will chair seven meetings on health-related issues during the third Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM3) and related meetings scheduled for August 18-30 in Ho Chi Minh City, said an official from the ministry.

More management needed in medical sector

More management needed in medical sector

Medical equipment and machinery used in hospitals across Vietnam require significant upgrades, and the management for these expensive devices is currently lacking.

Frequent tests early detect hypertension: Minister

Frequent tests early detect hypertension: Minister

Healthcare units, especially at local level, should frequently check blood pressure for people aged above 18 to early notice risks of hypertension, which is dubbed “the silent killer”, said the health minister.

Low-cost hostel a big relief for cancer patients

Low-cost hostel a big relief for cancer patients

Life had become difficult for Ho Nguyen Hoang of Nghe An Province ever since he was diagnosed with esophageal cancer and began treatment at the National Cancer Hospital in Hanoi.

Health insurance card a booming success: Minister

Health insurance card a booming success: Minister

The percentage of Vietnamese citizens with health care insurance has risen dramatically, reaching 81.7 percent as of last year thanks to new regulations in the Health Insurance Law, said Minister of Heath Nguyen Thi Kim Tien.