‘People are our eyes and ears'

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VietNam News English 3 week(s) ago

Ngo Thai Dung, Director of the Viet Nam Border Guard Division tasked with fighting drug-related crime, tells Nong thon ngay nay (Countryside Today) that the public is a very important ally of the agency.

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World Drug Day observed in Hanoi

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VOV News English 1 month(s) ago

World Drug Day observed in Hanoi

The fight against drugs is a hard and long-term task which requires the involvement of the entire community, an official from the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs has said.

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More than 400 drivers tested positive for drugs

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VietnamNet English 1 month(s) ago 1 related news

More than 400 drivers tested positive for drugs

VietNamNet Bridge – More than 400 drivers of transport firms have tested positive for drugs and 1,400 others are not sufficiently healthy to drive, according to the Vietnam Road Administration.

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Dementia progress 'achingly slow' says global envoy

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VietnamNet English 1 month(s) ago

Dementia progress 'achingly slow' says global envoy

Progress on research and treatment for dementia has been "achingly slow", an expert says ahead of a London summit.

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Commercial drivers fail to meet health requirements

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VietNam News English 1 month(s) ago 1 related news

Commercial drivers fail to meet health requirements

Nationwide health check-ups for coach and taxi drivers have been carried out on more than 127,000 drivers so far, and uncovered 400 cases of heroin abuse.

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Science finds chink in superbug armour

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VietNam News English 1 month(s) ago

Scientists have announced an advance in the quest to solve the growing problem of antibiotic resistance, saying they had found a chink in the armour of bacteria cells.

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Methadone therapy programme proves successful

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VietnamPlus English 1 month(s) ago

The proportion of drug addicts nationwide to join a two-year methadone treatment programme is 93 percent, with nearly 16 percent of them continuing to use drugs, albeit at a lower frequency, according to the Ministry of Health.

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HIV infections rise among Vietnamese women: report

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 month(s) ago

More than 3,100 people in Vietnam, many of them women, have been found to be infected with HIV so far this year, according to the National Commission on AIDS, Drugs and Prostitution Prevention.

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Communication key to HIV/AIDS fight

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VietNam News English 1 month(s) ago 3 related news

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has emphasised the need to enhance efforts to raise public awareness of HIV/AIDS, and the risks posed by drugs and prostitution.

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Conference reviews AIDS, drugs, prostitution prevention

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Conference reviews AIDS, drugs, prostitution prevention

A national teleconference was held on June 13 to review the country’s prevention of AIDS, drugs and prostitution in the first half of 2014.

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Communication work vital to HIV/AIDS prevention

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Communication work vital to HIV/AIDS prevention

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has emphasised the need to enhance education and communication work to raise public awareness of HIV/AIDS, drugs and prostitution prevention and control.

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Chinese woman gets life for carrying 2kg of drugs to Vietnam

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Chinese woman gets life for carrying 2kg of drugs to Vietnam

A court in Vietnam sentenced Tuesday a 27-year-old Chinese woman to life imprisonment for trafficking in nearly 2kg of drugs from China to Vietnam last year.

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Aspirin 'not best' for preventing strokes

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Aspirin 'not best' for preventing strokes

Doctors are being told not to routinely prescribe aspirin for a common heart condition that increases stroke risk.

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New gene tests may give cancer patients quicker path to treatment

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 month(s) ago

A new way of evaluating tumors may soon help cancer patients identify the underlying genetic link to their disease - and the best possible treatment – all in a single test.

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Targets to be set for methadone therapy

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VietNam News English 1 month(s) ago 2 related news

Representatives from 20 provinces and cities struggling with large numbers of drug addicts gathered at a conference in Ha Noi on Thursday, debating the expansion of methadone therapy.

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