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Alcohol-related harm equivalent to 1.3-3.3% of GDP

Alcohol-related harm equivalent to 1.3-3.3% of GDP

The cost of the harm done to society by alcohol consumption in Vietnam is valued at 1.3-3.3% of the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP), the World Health Organization (WHO) reported at a recent group meeting of the Ministry of Health in Hanoi.

Vietnam moves to control non-communicable diseases

Vietnam moves to control non-communicable diseases

Diagnosis and management of outpatient treatment of non-communicable diseases like hypertension at commune-level health stations will be the focus of the Project on Strengthening Management of Hypertension and Diabetes at Commune Health Station and Communication on Salt Use Reduction.

Experts: Local clinics in need of revamp

Experts: Local clinics in need of revamp

People require medical care even before they fall sick, said Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien at the opening of a training programme to improve the quality of local clinics and the country’s grass-roots level health care system, in Hanoi’s Dan Phuong district.

Immunisation significant for public health: deputy minister

Immunisation significant for public health: deputy minister

Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long laid stress on the importance of immunisation for public health and calling parents to get their children fully and properly vaccinated at a meeting held in Buon Ma Thuot city, the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak on June 15.