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Antibiotic abuse in Vietnam

Antibiotic abuse in Vietnam

About 88% of the antibiotics in the cities are sold without a prescription and the number in the rural areas is even higher at 91%.

Doctors discuss therapies for cardiovascular diseases

Doctors discuss therapies for cardiovascular diseases

More than 800 local and international cardiologists exchanged notes about the latest advances, new trends and innovative therapies for cardiovascular diseases at a congress on “New Trends in Management of Cardiovascular Diseases” in Ho Chi Minh City.

Stronger action needed to combat antimicrobial resistance

Stronger action needed to combat antimicrobial resistance

The health sector called for efforts to be stepped up to combat antimicrobial resistance (AMR) at a workshop on September 21 to review the first-phase implementation of the National Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance in Vietnam.

Vietnam prepares to support aging population

Vietnam prepares to support aging population

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), Vietnam is among the countries with the fastest aging rate in the world, which has widespread and long-term impacts on the country, requiring comprehensive proactive policies for the elderly.

Vietnam takes preventive measures against bird flu

Vietnam takes preventive measures against bird flu

The Department of Preventive Medicine requested the healthcare sector and relevant agencies to conduct measures to tackle avian viruses, with the likelihood of outbreaks in the country still high.

Tobacco kills 7 million people every year

Tobacco kills 7 million people every year

The World Health Organization has revealed that tobacco kills more than seven million people each year, and 80% of them live in low-and middle-income countries.

Workshop seeks solutions to air pollution

Workshop seeks solutions to air pollution

The Office of the National Assembly (NA) and the Hanns Seidel Foundation of Germany co-organised a workshop in Hanoi on April 25 to seek solutions to air pollution.

Prime Minister meets WHO leader in Hanoi

Prime Minister meets WHO leader in Hanoi

Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Margaret Chan suggested that Vietnam should pay more attention to working together with WHO in preventive medicine to prevent diseases and accidents at her meeting with Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc in Hanoi on April 10.

Local administrations to play greater role in blindness prevention

Local administrations to play greater role in blindness prevention

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.

Health ministry tackles dengue, Zika in Nha Trang

Health ministry tackles dengue, Zika in Nha Trang

The Ministry of Health will release 1 million to 1.4 million of Wolbachia-infected mosquitoes in four wards in Nha Trang city, the central province of Khanh Hoa in an effort to reduce the number of incidences of dengue fever and Zika virus infections.

A new chapter in Vietnam quest for safe blood

A new chapter in Vietnam quest for safe blood

In the past, the shortage of blood donors and the doubtful safety of blood and blood products made it a struggle to meet the demands for blood transfusions in medical emergencies and treatment. However, the situation has largely improved in recent years.

Preventive medicine ignored: Deputy PM

Preventive medicine ignored: Deputy PM

None of Vietnam’s provinces are spending as much as they should on preventive medicine, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam said on December 5 at a ceremony marking the 60th anniversary of the country’s preventive healthcare system.

Immunity to Zika still low: official

Immunity to Zika still low: official

Vietnam may see more Zika cases because community immunity to the mosquito-borne Zika virus is still low, particularly in central, southern and Central Highland provinces.