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WHO warns of Zika virus spread in Asia-Pacific

WHO warns of Zika virus spread in Asia-Pacific

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.

Modern contraceptives are more effective: conference

Modern contraceptives are more effective: conference

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.

Vietnam learns from int’l experiences in medical education

Vietnam learns from int’l experiences in medical education

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.

Singapore records more Zika infections

Singapore records more Zika infections

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.

Pre-birth, newborn screening helps reduce child deformities

Pre-birth, newborn screening helps reduce child deformities

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.

Preventive measures advised amidst JE peak season

Preventive measures advised amidst JE peak season

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.

Press updated with information on Zika and summer diseases

Press updated with information on Zika and summer diseases

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 students drown in Quang Ngai province

Nine students drown in Quang Ngai province

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.

Zika virus has yet to enter Vietnam

Zika virus has yet to enter Vietnam

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.

25% of global deaths caused by pollution: WHO

25% of global deaths caused by pollution: WHO

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.

Vietnam responds to International Ear Care Day

Vietnam responds to International Ear Care Day

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.