VOV.VN - Vietnam has committed to achieving population and development goals, said Vice Minister of Health Nguyen Viet Tien at a ceremony in Hanoi to mark World Population Day (July 11).
This year, the healthcare sector aims to reduce death rates caused by diseases and epidemics to increase life expectancy.
Vietnam will promote education on tobacco prevention at schools, propose a higher tax rate on cigarettes, raise serious reports on smoking-related diseases and impose strict punishments on violations in smoke-free areas.
A meeting entitled “Antibiotics: Responsible use” was held at the Hanoi Medical University on November 13 to raise awareness of the issue amongst future doctors and nurses.
The Obstetrics-Paediatrics Hospital of the central province of Nghe An on October 20 inaugurated a prenatal-newborn screening centre, which will serve the north central region.
The Ministry of Health launched a project on August 29, providing specific healthcare services and rehabilitation therapy to dioxin/Agent Orange (AO) victims for the 2018-2021 period.
The Vietnam National Coordinating Centre for Human Organ Transplantation (VNHOT) and Vietnam Airlines signed an agreement on supporting tissue and organ transportation by air in Hanoi on July 31.
A workshop was held in Hanoi on May 22 to gather ideas for the building of a national action plan to eliminate the transmission of HIV, hepatitis B and syphilis from mothers to children.
Vietnam has seen a radical change in lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender (LGBT) rights over the last decade as the State has made significant steps to protect rights and equality.
The family planning work has contributed to stabilising the scale, structure and quality of the population, according to Deputy Health Minister Nguyen Viet Tien.
The results of a pilot survey have shown the average patient satisfaction index (PSI) in Vietnam reached 3.98/5 that is some 79.6% of their expectation.
Representatives of the Health Ministry and Abbott Vietnam Company signed a memorandum of understanding on a project to prevent and control diabetes in pregnant women in Hanoi on February 1.
Vietnam expects to have a sex rate at birth of 112.8 boys per 100 girls and an average population of 94.7 million in 2018, heard a conference held by the General Office for Population - Family Planning in Hanoi on January 30.
The Ministry of Health has issued a set of criteria to classify the quality of private hospitals and healthcare clinics across the country.
The 9th Asia-Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights (APCRSHR) kicked off in the northern province of Quang Ninh on November 28.
A new surgical technique developed by renowned obstetric surgeon Nguyen Viet Tien, who is also Deputy Health Minister, could replace the IVF (in-vitro fertilization) method for thousands of infertile women.
Local administrations should play a greater role in the national strategy on blindness prevention, head of the national steering committee for blindness control and Deputy Health Minister Nguyen Viet Tien said at the committee’s debut meeting on March 24.
The Ministry of Health has asked 122 hospitals to interlink their medical exam results with each other in an effort to eliminate redundant examinations.
Hospital infection control and prevention is a major challenge facing Vietnam’s health sector despite its important role in providing successful treatment to patients, as many hospitals and health clinics do not pay enough attention to it, participants at a conference said last week.
The Vietnam – Canada Friendship Association (VCFA) and Embassy Connections Canada (ECC) should continue facilitating visits to expand contact and support businesses and entities in practical projects, ECC President Jerry Sherman suggested.