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Mechanism boosts links in infectious disease prevention

Mechanism boosts links in infectious disease prevention

An agreement on “One Health Partnership” (OHP) framework mechanism aimed at preventing zoonotic diseases that can be transmitted from animals to humans was signed among 27 Vietnamese and international organisations at a ceremony in Hanoi on March 1.

Lao Cai promotes efforts to deal with Zika virus

Lao Cai promotes efforts to deal with Zika virus

The northern border province of Lao Cai is taking various measures that focus on health monitoring for people at border entry points, to prevent Zika virus from entering Vietnam.

Ho Chi Minh City braces for Zika virus

Ho Chi Minh City braces for Zika virus

Although no cases of Zika virus have been recorded in Vietnam, the Centre for International Health Quarantine of Ho Chi Minh City is carrying out various measures to prevent the virus from entering the country and to contain it in case the disease does occur.

Health Ministry strengthens monitoring on Zika virus

Health Ministry strengthens monitoring on Zika virus

The Ministry of Health urged the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE) to strengthen its monitoring and detection of suspects infected with Zika virus at a meeting on January 29.

Vietnam records no case of Zika virus fever

Vietnam records no case of Zika virus fever

Vietnam has no case of Zika fever so far, but there is a high risk that the virus may enter and spread in the country, as it has been recorded in several other Southeast Asian nations, the Preventive Medicine Department said on January 12.

Vietnam gains achievements in vaccine production

Vietnam gains achievements in vaccine production

Vietnam has seen great achievements in researching and producing vaccines, especially the production of 10 out of the 11 kinds mentioned in the nationwide expanded immunisation programme, said Deputy Health Minister Nguyen Thanh Long.

Vietnam gains achievements in vaccine production

Vietnam gains achievements in vaccine production

Vietnam has seen great achievements in researching and producing vaccines, especially the production of 10 out of the 11 kinds mentioned in the nationwide expanded immunisation programme, said Deputy Health Minister Nguyen Thanh Long.

Teenager smoker rate declines by 1%

Teenager smoker rate declines by 1%

The rate of smokers aged 13-15 in Vietnam fell by 1% from 3.3% in 2007 to 2.5% in 2014, according to a related survey by the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Antimicrobial resistance week to be launched nationwilde

Antimicrobial resistance week to be launched nationwilde

A communication week on preventing antimicrobial resistance (AMR) will take place from November 16-22 nationwide, as heard at a conference held jointly by the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Vietnam on October 26 in Hanoi.

Mosquito larva killing campaign launched

Mosquito larva killing campaign launched

The Ministry of Health launched a mosquito larva killing campaign in Vietnam’s southern central and southern provinces and cities on October 16 in an effort to fight increasing dengue fever.

World Sight Day observed in Vietnam

World Sight Day observed in Vietnam

The Hanoi-based Vietnam National Institute of Ophthalmology (VNIO) held a meeting in response to the World Sight Day themed “Eye Care for All” on October 8.

Minister calls for better health care

Minister calls for better health care

Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien called for mobilising more investments in the healthcare sector to ensure that people receive better diagnosis and treatment in hospitals.

Vietnam plans vaccine production plant construction

Vietnam plans vaccine production plant construction

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has asked the State Capital Investment Corporation to work with the Ministries of Health and Science and Technology, and the Governmental Office to map out a project to build an industrial-scale vaccine production plant in the country.

Vietnam addresses threat of zoonotic diseases

"Vietnam actively took action to prevent diseases that could be transmitted from animals to humans", said Nguyen Thanh Long, Deputy Health Minister at an international health conference on August 25 in Hanoi.

Most Vietnamese ignore nutrition

Most Vietnamese ignore nutrition

Most Vietnamese people don't pay attention to nutrition, says Nguyen Thi Lam, the deputy director of the National Institute of Nutrition.