A combination of various public health and preventive medicine specialties should be paid attention to at the domestic and international levels to protect people’s health amid emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases globally, Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Truong Son told a recent conference at the Pasteur Institute in HCM City.
Non-communicable diseases are the top cause of death in Vietnam, according to Deputy Health Minister Nguyen Truong Son.
Leading Swedish pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca will invest $220 million to expand its presence in the country.
Each Vietnamese currently consumes about 46.5 grammes of free sugar every day, which is close to the maximum daily intake of 50 grammes and almost doubles the recommended daily intake of under 25 grammes.
Early diagnosis, treatment and management of non-communicable diseases like hypertension and diabetes at communal medical stations were updated at a training course workshop for lecturers major in the field held in Hanoi on June 11.
Representatives of ministries, sectors, hospitals and international organisations gathered at a workshop held in Hanoi on May 14 to seek methods to prevent and control non-communicable diseases (NCDs).
Vietnam needs to reverse the trend of becoming an “aged” population, a process which was first recognised in 2011.
Senior experts from the Government, public and private hospital administrations, civil society, and academia have gathered in Hanoi for a discussion on the state of non-communicable diseases (NCD) in Vietnam.