Over 40,000 people die of smoking related diseases every year

Over 40,000 people die of smoking related diseases every year

NDO - Vietnam currently ranks among the world’s top 15 countries with the heaviest tobacco consumption. The number of smokers is high with 45.3% of men smoking cigarettes and over 40,000 people die of smoking related diseases every year. (May 28, 2018 10:33:56)


Vietnam works to raise awareness about micronutrient

  May 19, 2018 10:39:19
NDO/VNA – A campaign was launched in the Red River Delta province of Ninh Binh on May 18 in response to Micronutrient Day (June 1 and 2). 

Vietnamese warned about high hypertension risk

  May 18, 2018 09:35:28
NDO – Vietnam has about 12 million people who suffer from high blood pressure, heard a meeting in Hanoi’s Dong Anh district on May 17, aiming to raise public awareness on the long-term dangers of the medical condition. 

Vietnam encourages RoK firms to invest in food and pharmaceuticals

  May 16, 2018 16:38:40
NDO – The Vietnamese Government and the Health Ministry (MOH) always seek to encourage companies from the Republic of Korea (RoK) to introduce new quality products and make investments in Vietnam’s food and pharmaceuticals industries, Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien has said.  

Vietnam to be self-sufficient in seasonal influenza vaccine by 2019

  May 16, 2018 09:36:34
NDO – The successful production of a new influenza vaccine by the Institute of Vaccines and Medical Biologicals (IVAC) could open up a new prospect to become self-sufficient in seasonal influenza vaccines in Vietnam, an expert has said. 

Overseas Vietnamese doctors in Cambodia help poor locals

  May 12, 2018 20:55:21
NDO/VNA – Over 1,000 Cambodian poor people in Kep province and Vietnamese expats living in the coastal locality were given free check-ups and medicines during a charitable programme on May 12. 

Vietnam to issue e-health insurance cards this year

  May 12, 2018 11:40:49
NDO – Vietnam’s insurance sector will issue electronic health insurance cards in 2018 to facilitate the management of information regarding medical examinations and treatment.  

HCM City’s An Binh hospital to offer 500 extra beds

  May 11, 2018 16:21:35
NDO – A groundbreaking ceremony was held in Ho Chi Minh City on May 11, to launch the first phase of the An Binh hospital upgrade project, which includes the construction of a 12-storey medical checkup and treatment building with 200 beds, at a total investment of more than VND451 billion (US$19.8 million) from non-State sources. 

Call centre for health consultancy, disease prevention launched

  May 09, 2018 21:49:17
NDO/VNA - The National Hospital of Tropical Diseases on May 9 launched a call centre for health consultancy and disease prevention. 

Vietnam Medi-Pharm 2018 attracts 430 firms from 30 countries

  May 09, 2018 15:40:30
NDO – The 25th Vietnam International Exhibitions on Products, Equipment, Supplies for Pharmaceutical, Medical, Hospital and Rehabilitation (Vietnam Medi-Pharm 2018) officially opened in Hanoi on May 9, featuring 535 pavilions representing 430 firms from 30 countries and territories from around the world. 

Investing in family planning key to achieving SDGs: report

  May 08, 2018 17:26:26
NDO – Access to voluntary family planning (FP) is a basic human right and greater investment in FP is key to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, according to a new study on FP service quality in Vietnam.  

Over 1,200 people with disabilities to be granted artificial limbs

  May 08, 2018 10:08:41
NDO – As many as 1,200 people with disabilities will be offered free screenings in order to grant artificial limbs during the 9th Young Doctors' Festival 2018, announced the organisers. 

French doctors honoured for contributions to health care in Vietnam

  May 04, 2018 10:57:31
NDO/VNA – Four French doctors have been awarded with certificates of merit of the Vietnamese Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien for their contributions to public health care in Vietnam. 

Vietnam takes chair of Medical Association of Southeast Asian Nations

  May 03, 2018 21:59:29
NDO/VNA – President of the Vietnam Medical Association (VMA) Nguyen Thi Xuyen has received the rotational chairmanship of the Medical Association of Southeast Asian Nations (MASEAN) for the 2018-2020 tenure. 

Vietnam Medi-Pharm 2018 to open in Hanoi

  May 03, 2018 11:18:30
NDO/VNA – The 25th Vietnam International Exhibitions on Products, Equipment, Supplies for Pharmaceutical, Medical, Hospital and Rehabilitation – Vietnam Medi-Pharm 2018 will take place in Hanoi from May 9-12.