Hanoi to host bicycle parade for World Cancer Day

Hanoi to host bicycle parade for World Cancer Day

NDO – A parade of cyclists will roll through Hanoi streets on February 4, designated as World Cancer Day 2018, to raise public awareness of early cancer detection. (Feb 01, 2018)


Japan gives medical equipment as aid to Ninh Thuan province

  Feb 02, 2018
NDO/VNA – The Consulate General of Japan in Ho Chi Minh City on February 2 presented medical equipment to the reproductive health care centre of the southern central coastal province of Ninh Thuan. 

Vietnam aims to increase height of children by 2cm

  Jan 31, 2018
NDO – Vietnam is aiming to increase the average height of children under 5 by 1.5 cm – 2 cm by 2020 and the average height of adolescents by 1-1.5 cm, as compared to 2010.  

New health cooperation with WHO launched

  Jan 24, 2018
NDO – A new cooperative programme between the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) during 2018-2019 was launched in Hanoi on January 24. 

Health sector facilitates universal healthcare coverage in 2018: minister

  Jan 19, 2018
NDO – The health sector is implementing a range of core tasks in 2018 towards universal healthcare coverage as set by the sixth plenum of the 12th Party Central Committee, Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien has stated.  

France strengthens support to Vietnam against HIV/AIDS and hepatitis

  Jan 19, 2018
NDO – The Vietnamese Ministry of Health (MOH) and the French National Agency for Research on AIDS and Viral Hepatitis (ANRS) have reached a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen their cooperation in the field of scientific research and medicine to combat HIV/AIDS and hepatitis in Vietnam. 

Vietnamese – German centre of medical research launched in Hanoi

  Jan 17, 2018
NDO – The Vietnamese – German Centre of Excellence in Medical Research (VGCare), a joint project between the 108 Military Central Hospital (Vietnam) and the University of Tübingen (Germany), was officially put into operation in Hanoi on January 16.  

Sustaining solutions to protect and improve people's health

  Jan 02, 2018
NDO – Independent survey results have shown that the people’s satisfaction index on the services provided by health workers has reached 87%, exceeding the 80% target set by the Government by 2020. The result reflects the efforts and solutions that the health sector has been implementing in recent times. 

Health Ministry announces top ten medial events in 2017

  Jan 01, 2018
NDO – The Ministry of Health officially declared the top ten events of Vietnam’s health sector in 2017 on December 31. 

PM imposes ban on sale of soft drinks at schools

  Dec 25, 2017
NDO/VNA - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has decided to impose a ban on the sale of all types of soft drinks at schools across the country. 

PM urges for enhanced nutritional practices

  Dec 23, 2017
NDO – The Prime Minister has issued a directive on strengthening the nutrition work in the new situation.  

Raising people’s awareness for sustainable development of herbal industry

  Dec 16, 2017
NDO – Head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Economic Affairs Nguyen Van Binh said that it is essential to raise awareness of the people of the economic and medical values of herbal plants for effective and sustainable development of the herbal industry in Vietnam.  

Vietnam's first public hospital meets Westgard Sigma testing standards

  Dec 11, 2017
NDO – The Testing Unit of the Oncology Centre - Cho Ray Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City has been recognised with the award of Six Sigma certification under the US Westgard Sigma Verification of Performance (VP) Programme. 

National Action Month on Population 2017 launched

  Dec 09, 2017
NDO – The 2017 National Action Month on Population and the Vietnam Population Day (December 26) were launched by the Ministry of Health (MOH), in collaboration with the Hanoi People's Committee, on December 9, with the target of screening for early diagnosis of prenatal and neonatal diseases to improving the quality of the population.  

EU supports improving herbal value chain in Vietnam

  Dec 09, 2017
NDO – A project on improving the governance in the herbal value chain was launched in the mountainous northern province of Yen Bai on December 8, with the target of promoting the contribution of social organisations to the improved management capacity in the value chain of medicinal plants in Vietnam.