UNIATF proposes to raise tax on tobacco in Vietnam

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SaiGon GP English 1 week(s) ago

Vietnam should raise tax on tobacco and have more regulation against alcohol consumption, said the United Nations Interagency Task Force (UNIATF) on the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) after a tour to the Southeast Asian nation to study real situation of non-communicable diseases.

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HCM City implements measures to control Zika virus

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Báo Dân Trí English 1 week(s) ago

HCM City’s health authorities have implemented a number of measures to control Zika virus following a German woman, who lives in District 2, was diagnosed with the virus while traveling in Japan.

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Hospital managers criticized for irresponsible behaviors

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SaiGon GP English 1 week(s) ago

Hospital managers criticized for irresponsible behaviors

People’s Committee in the northern province of Son La yesterday criticized managers of the Son La Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases Hospital for irresponsible behavior when it did not support vehicles to take dead patient home.

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Non-communicable diseases leading cause of deaths in Vietnam

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Báo Dân Trí English 1 week(s) ago

A United Nations joint mission has found that non-communicable diseases (NCDs), principally cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancer, and chronic respiratory diseases, cause 73% of all deaths in Vietnam.

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Non-communicative disease escalating

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SaiGon GP English 2 week(s) ago 1 related news

Non-communicative disease escalating

As per a survey conducted by the Department of Preventive Medicine under the Ministry of Health, while the rate of contagious disease is dropping, non-communicative diseases (or chronic diseases) are rising.

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Doctors quit public for private

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Báo Đầu Tư English 3 week(s) ago

Doctors quit public for private

Many health workers are reportedly quitting their jobs at public hospitals and seeking opportunities in private clinics, citing low salaries, a pressure-filled environment and a shortage of favourable policies as reasons to quit.

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Vietnam uses 3,000 test kits to detect dangerous diseases

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SaiGon GP English 3 week(s) ago

Vietnam will use 3,000 three-in-one test kits, which are called Trioplex, to speed the diagnosis of Zika virus infections as Zika virus develops complicatedly in some Southeast Asian countries, said Dr. Tran Dac Phu, head of the Ministry of Health’s Department of Preventive Medicine.

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Diphtheria, whooping cough, measles, Japanese encephalitis re-occur in Vietnam

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SaiGon GP English 1 month(s) ago 1 related news

Diphtheria, whooping cough, measles, Japanese encephalitis re-occur in Vietnam

Because the development of some dangerous disease in distant regions is complicated, the Ministry of Health yesterday sent its urgent dispatch to people’s committees in the cities and provinces asking to increase prevention and vaccination against these diseases.

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Diseases spreading due to vaccine shortage: Ministry

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Báo Dân Trí English 1 month(s) ago 1 related news

Diseases spreading due to vaccine shortage: Ministry

Cases of diphtheria, whooping cough, measles and Japanese encephalitis still occur in several poor and remote localities and areas with ethnic minorities because residents did not receive the vaccination.

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Medical experts fret unpredictable outbreaks of diseases

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SaiGon GP English 1 month(s) ago

Medical experts fret unpredictable outbreaks of diseases

Despite preventive measures, Ho Chi Minh City and provinces have seen outbreaks of diseases. Diseases amongst kids seemed on upward trend, causing concern for parents.

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Health sector takes measures to prevent outbreak of diseases after storm

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SaiGon GP English 1 month(s) ago

Health sector takes measures to prevent outbreak of diseases after storm

The Ministry of Health yesterday sent its dispatch to its departments in cities and provinces in the northern region where were struck by the storm to order implementation of disease prevention task.

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More cases of respiratory diseases increase in Dong Nai Province

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SaiGon GP English 1 month(s) ago

Hospitals in the southern province of Dong Nai said that they have admitted more cases of respiratory diseases compared the same period last year.

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World's largest 'mosquito factory' battles diseases

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Báo Thanh Niên English 2 month(s) ago

In southern China, researchers at the world's largest 'mosquito factory' release millions of mosquitoes every week in a bid to reduce the spread of diseases like Zika and dengue.

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Children contracting respiratory diseases flood hospitals in Ho Chi Minh City

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 2 month(s) ago

Children contracting respiratory diseases flood hospitals in Ho Chi Minh City

Pediatric patients of respiratory diseases have packed hospitals in Ho Chi Minh City while doctors are concerned about the large number of kids infected at the beginning of this year’s outbreak.

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HCMC faces risk of contagious disease outbreaks

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SaiGon GP English 2 month(s) ago

The Department of Health in Ho Chi Minh City said at regular meeting on July 8 that the city is facing a risk of contagious disease outbreaks.

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