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%.
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.
More than 70 hospitals nationwide that conduct kidney dialysis fail to follow proper procedures for liquid quality management and testing regulations, according to the Health Ministry.
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.
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.
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.
Dengue fever cases in the Mekong Delta increased by 125% in the first 15 days of July 2017 compared with the same period last year.
Vietnam has taken different solutions to prevent micronutrient deficiency, which is relatively common in the country, especially in rural and mountainous areas.
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.
A model to control non-communicable diseases (NCDs) will be launched in Can Tho with support from the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Road traffic accidents claimed nearly 9,000 lives in Vietnam last year and caused tens of thousands of injuries, according to a report by the National Traffic Safety Committee (NTSC).
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.
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.
VOV.VN - A meeting was held on April 7 in Hanoi to respond the World Health Day 2017 themed “Depression: Let’s Talk”.
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 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.
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.
Dr Nguyen Viet Nhung, Director of the Central Pulmonology Hospital, is one of the 19 members of the first task force on global tuberculosis research founded by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
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.
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.