Promoting healthcare combined with encouraging the role of the elderly

Promoting healthcare combined with encouraging the role of the elderly

NDO – In addition to providing healthcare for the elderly, it is necessary to develop policies to promote the role of the elderly in society as it is one of the best ways of caring for them, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has said. (18 hours ago)


Around 15,000 people receive free cancer screening and treatment

  Sep 11, 2017
NDO – A free cancer screening programme has been simultaneously launched at 18 medical facilities throughout eight provinces and cities across the country, targeting the early detection of several cancers for around 15,000 people. 

Deputy PM urged removation of difficulties in food safety certification for enterprises

  Sep 09, 2017
NDO - Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam asked the Ministry of Health (MoH) as well as relevant agencies to remove unreasonable and arbitrary requirements concerning the procedures for food safety certification for enterprises.  

Sexual imbalance at birth remains critical in Vietnam

  Aug 30, 2017
NDO – Sexual imbalance at birth is increasing and is currently at a serious level in Vietnam, with the sex ratio at birth (boys per 100 girls) remaining quite high, stated a report on population and family planning, released on August 29.  

Vietnam, US reach deal on reference laboratory development

  Aug 24, 2017
NDO – Vietnam and the US has reached a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the establishment of a national reference medical laboratory in Vietnam.  

Hanoi hosts nation’s largest dental event

  Aug 24, 2017
NDO – The 10th Vietnam International on Dental Exhibition and Congress (VIDEC 10) opened in Hanoi on August 23, offering a range of updated and advanced techniques in the field of dentistry.  

Supporting lower-level hospital in treating dengue fever

  Aug 22, 2017
NDO - The Hanoi-based Central Hospital of Tropical Diseases should improve the efficiency of dengue fever examination and treatment, regularly update, exchange experiences and transfer new techniques in dengue fever examination and treatment to lower-level hospitals, especially in regards to the process of classifying patients. 

APEC gears towards healthy region

  Aug 21, 2017
NDO/VNA – Officials of the APEC Health Working Group gathered in Ho Chi Minh City on August 21, aiming to address a range of issues in order to build a healthy Asia-Pacific region. 

Programme on food safety launched in Hanoi

  Aug 21, 2017
NDO – A programme entitled ‘Safe Meals’ was launched in Hanoi on August 20 to raise public awareness of safer food for better health. 

Project helps improve medical service quality in north central localities

  Aug 19, 2017
NDO/VNA – A Ministry of Health’s project has helped to improve medical services in six north central provinces, particularly at district-level hospitals, heard a conference to review the project, held in Hanoi on August 18.  

Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City focus on stamping out dengue fever

  Aug 17, 2017
NDO/VNA – The capital city of Hanoi has been taking efforts to stamp out the dengue fever outbreak which has plagued the city in recent months, with nearly 15,400 cases reported in 12 districts so far this year. 

Winners of writing contest on medical staff honoured

  Aug 17, 2017
NDO – Winners of the fourth writing contest depicting the silent contributions provided by Vietnamese medical staff towards the care of people’s heath were honoured at an awards ceremony in Hanoi on August 16. 

Thai Binh: Disadvantaged children get free heart checkups in two-day event

  Aug 12, 2017
NDO/VNA – Free heart disease screenings were given to poor children under 16 years old in northern Thai Binh province on August 12 as part of a charity project “Trai tim cho em” (Operation Healthy Heart).  

Hanoi implements large-scale environmental sanitation to prevent dengue fever

  Aug 12, 2017
NDO – Hanoi launched a large-scale environmental sanitation campaign across all localities on August 12, aimed at killing mosquitoes and mosquito larvae, while strengthening the spraying of chemicals and facilitating propaganda work against the spread of dengue fever in the capital city.  

Health-related issues to be highlighted at APEC SOM3

  Aug 11, 2017
NDO/VNA - The Ministry of Health will chair seven meetings on health-related issues during the third Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM3) and other related meetings, scheduled for August 18-30 in Ho Chi Minh City, said an official from the ministry.