VOV.VN - The World Bank and the State Bank of Vietnam on July 30 signed a US$6.2 million grant agreement to strengthen Vietnam’s coronavirus surveillance and testing capacities, research capacity for COVID-19 vaccines, test kits, and communications about the pandemic.
The recent detection of new local infections of COVID-19 has proved the efficiency of Vietnam’s communicable disease surveillance system, according to WHO Representative in the country Kidong Park.
VOV.VN - A breakthrough in the fight against the spread of the new strain of the coronavirus (nCoV) was made following the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology announcing on February 7 that it had successfully grown the virus and cultured it, allowing researchers to develop better treatments.
Domestically-made drugs have met nearly half the demand of Vietnamese people in treatment and prevention of diseases, while the country has successfully produced 12 out of 13 types of vaccines used nationwide.
Ho Chi Minh City recorded 3,316 scarlet fever cases suspected of infecting measles in the first three months of 2019, according to the city’s Preventive Medicine Centre.
Vietnam is striving towards producing its own vaccines that can rival foreign ones both in terms of quality and costs by 2020, said Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long.
In 2018, the Ministry of Health (MoH) will use three new vaccines for the national expanded vaccines programme (NEVP). The India-made Combe Five will replace Quinvaxem vaccine in the NEVP.
Vietnam will use three new vaccines in the national expanded vaccination programme (NEVP) this year, heard a workshop held by the Ministry of Health (MoH) on April 16.
Vietnam highly appreciates the World Health Organisation (WHO)’s role in developing health care policies and strategies and technical assistance at regional and global levels, affirmed Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien.
The Prime Minister has instructed relevant ministries to allocate rice, antiseptic and vaccines from the national reserves to support localities in need.
The development of a knowledge-based economy is expected to help Ho Chi Minh City realise its ambition of becoming a major centre of economics, finance-trade and science-technology in Southeast Asia.
Vaccines against pneumonia, diarrhoea and the HPV virus that causes cervical cancer will be added to the national immunisation programme, with support from the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation.
A meeting in response to the Immunisation Week took place in the central province of Thanh Hoa on May 14.
The Ministry of Health (MoH) has included a number of new vaccines in the National Expanded Programme on Immunisation as part of efforts to improve the efficiency of disease prevention, the Preventive Health Department reported on May 6.
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.
Duong Thi Hong, Deputy Director of the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, spoke to Vietnam News Agency about the success of the National Expanded Programme on Immunisation since its launch in 1985.
Vietnam has seen great achievements in researching and producing vaccines, especially the production of 10 out of the 11 kinds mentioned in the nationwide expanded immunisation programme, said Deputy Health Minister Nguyen Thanh Long.
The Ministry of Science and Technology will continue prioritising the national-level key science and technology programme coded KC10/11-15 on the application and development of advanced technology serving health care activities, pledged Minister Nguyen Quan.
People receiving vaccines through the free national immunisation programme will be compensated if the immunisation fails or causes serious side effects.
Vaccines produced in Vietnam were eligible for export, according to Lahouari Belghabi, a representative from the World Health Organisation.