Around 15% of the Vietnamese population, or 13.5 million people, are battling common forms of mental illness, of which three million experience severe psychiatric disorders.
Liberia released its last two known Ebola cases from hospital on December 3 as it starts a new countdown to declaring itself free of the virus for a third time.
Many pharmacies in Vietnam have been found to be selling antibiotics to people without requiring prescriptions, according to a Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper investigation.
With about 40,000 people dying of smoking-caused diseases per annum, Vietnam is one of the 15 countries with the highest number of smokers in the world, a health official has announced, citing the World Health Organization (WHO) Office in Vietnam.
Vietnam has reported an alarming increase of superbugs that are resistant to powerful antibiotics and some of them are able to survive all available drugs, doctors said.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership membership is expected to make medicine more expensive in Vietnam.
Vietnam and Fiji have been elected as representatives for the Western Pacific region in the World Health Assembly’s Executive Board for a three-year tenure from May 2016 – May 2019.
Ride-hailing service Uber says it will give drinkers in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City free rides home as part of its new campaign to help Vietnam improve traffic safety.
The World Health Organization (WHO) launched its “ First Embrace” campaign in Vietnam on July 14, highlighting simple steps that will save thousands of newborn lives and prevent hundreds of thousands of complications each year from unsafe or outdated practices in newborn care in the country.
Vietnam's health authorities will not lower their guard against the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-Cov), even though an outbreak in the Republic of Korea has appeared to slow down recently, an official said on July 3.
An outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome in the Republic of Korea shows how easily diseases can spread in a connected world, but is not serious enough to warrant travel bans or other global measures, the World Health Organization said on June 17.
The Republic of Korean (RoK) health officials on June 7 reported 14 more cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, bringing the total in the country's outbreak to 64, and said a fifth person infected with the virus had died.
In Vietnam, it’s pretty much the first one, and it sounds so bad on the packed roads of Saigon. Let me put the question another way.
Four thousand injecting drug users, women sex workers and men who have sex with men have been brought under an HIV prevention program begun a year ago by Life Center, an NGO that works with disadvantage groups.
The first meeting of the ASEAN task force on mental health is being held in Hanoi from May 23-25, with delegates from regional and global organizations taking part.