With women facing increased risks of HIV infection, greater emphasis is necessary to address the needs of females in the national HIV response, experts have said.
A baby born with suspected microcephaly has been reported in Krong Buk district in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak, according to the Health Ministry’s Department of Preventive Medicine.
There is a high risk of Zika virus spreading through Asia-Pacific as hundreds of cases have been reported in Singapore and Thailand, with two babies diagnosed with Zika-linked microcephaly, the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned.
Misconceptions about modern contraceptives are causing unexpected pregnancies and abortions, a recent conference organised by the HCM City Women Magazine and Bayer Vietnam to mark World Contraception Day in HCM City.
The Ministry of Health (MoH) is finalising a draft law on alcohol-related harms prevention and control and plans to submit it to the National Assembly for consideration in May 2018.
Vietnamese health experts and those from the World Health Organisation and universities in the US, China and Thailand shared experiences in medical education and training trends in the world at a workshop in Hanoi on September 23.
The Zika infection case discovered in Japan on September 12 is not Vietnamese, confirmed the Health Ministry’s Department of Preventive Medicine on September 15.
Cambodia on September 6 launched a campaign to cut down on smoking in Siem Reap city in the country’s northwestern province of same name.
Twenty-seven more Zika cases were recorded in Singapore on September 4, bringing the total infections to 242 since the mosquito-borne virus was found a week ago.
As many as 80% of the 40,000 children born in the Hanoi Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital every year receive pre-birth and post-birth screening for deformities detection, according to a senior official of the hospital.
Various activities are taking place nationwide to improve public awareness of viral hepatitis as Vietnam has high incidence of hepatitis B and C compared to other regional countries.
The General Department of Preventive Medicine under the Health Ministry has warned the community to take active measures against Japanese encephalitis (JE) which reaches its peak season in June and July.
Thailand is the first Asian country to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV, announced the World Health Organisation on June 7.
The rates of passive smoking both at home and workplaces in Vietnam declined from 73.1% and 55.9% in 2010 to 59.9% and 42.6% last year, respectively.
The General Department of Preventive Medicine and the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Vietnam co-organised a press seminar on the prevention of Zika virus disease and summer diseases, with the participation of reporters from 14 central and Central Highlands localities.
Nine middle school students drowned while swimming in the Tra Khuc river in the central province of Quang Ngai on April 15, all the bodies have been recovered.
No mosquito-borne Zika virus case has been reported within Vietnam so far this year, as samples collected are confirmed by labs as negative for the virus.
A quarter of all global deaths annually are related to environmental pollution and the death rate is increasing significantly, the World Health Organisation warned in its latest report.
An American woman was infected with the Zika virus during her stay in the Philippines in January.
The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs’ department for child protection and care in collaboration with Swiss-based company Sonova organised an event in Hanoi on March 3 to mark International Ear Care Day.