Ministry, concerned agencies discuss measles in online meeting

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Ministry, concerned agencies discuss measles in online meeting

A cyber meeting to discuss the increase of measles cases was held on April 8 by the Ministry of Health, the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE) and concerned agencies.

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Encouraging results from Nestle Vietnam school nutrition pilot programme

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Encouraging results from Nestle Vietnam school nutrition pilot programme

According to the National Institute of Nutrition, Vietnamese children are facing some critical nutrition threats: over 50 per cent of school age children have meal portions low in energy leading to stunted growth; in some big cities the rate of obesity is spiraling and reaches an alarming level of 10-15 per cent; and some 40-60 per cent of children are lacking important micro nutrients which help the kids reach optimal development both physically and spiritually.

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Orbis Viet Nam gives $1.2m for eye care

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

The National Institute of Opthalmology will improve its paediatrics eye care and treatment ability through an US$1.18 million project funded by Orbis Viet Nam.

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Ophthalmology institute receives help in child eye care

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Ophthalmology institute receives help in child eye care

The National Institute of Ophthalmology and the ORBIS non-governmental organisation on March 17 signed a cooperation document to improve the institute’s child eye care capacity.

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Doctors fear lack of glaucoma awareness

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Doctors fear lack of glaucoma awareness

Up to 94 percent of people receiving eye check-ups are unaware of the effects of glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness, heard a meeting held in Hanoi on March 11 to mark the World Glaucoma Week.

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Preventive measures taken to contain measles spread

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

The Department of Preventive Medicine launched preventive measures last Saturday against measles that has claimed the lives of three children in the country this year.

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Lang Son confirms no H7N9 infection

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VOV News English 2 month(s) ago

Lang Son confirms no H7N9 infection

(VOV) -The National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE) has recently quashed rumours about a possible outbreak of avian flu H7N9 in the northern border province of Lang Son.

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Vietnam tests Rohto eye drop products

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Vietnam tests Rohto eye drop products

Testing for recalled Rohto Eye Drop products will show results no later than January 28.

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Hanoi youths help bolster national blood bank

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Hanoi youths help bolster national blood bank

(VOV) -Hanoi’s young people donated more than 1,000 units of blood in a festival on January 18 to tackle blood shortages at hospitals during the coming Lunar New Year (Tet) Festival.

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S. Africa issues warning against Congo fever

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S. Africa issues warning against Congo fever

The South African health organization on Sunday warned people against contracting the Congo fever.

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Country on alert for bird flu

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VietNam News English 3 month(s) ago

National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology Director Nguyen Tran Hien spoke with Tin Tuc (News) newspaper about the health sector's efforts to prevent the spread of avian influenza from China.

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Blood donation drive targets 5,000 units

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Blood donation drive targets 5,000 units

A blood donation festival called Red Sunday is scheduled to take place in ten northern provinces and cities, including the Trade University in Hanoi, on next Sunday.

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Rat poison blamed for abnormal bleeding cases in Bac Giang

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VietNam News English 4 month(s) ago 1 related news

Rat poison blamed for abnormal bleeding cases in Bac Giang

Medical experts believe a chemical called warfarin - an anticoagulant – is the main cause of an inability to stop bleeding, which some residents in northern Bac Giang Province have experienced.

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Vietnamese patients with bleeding disorder test positive for rat poison

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Vietnamese patients with bleeding disorder test positive for rat poison

A girl is examined at the National Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion in Hanoi after she developed bleeding gums for unknown reasons. Photo courtesy of Voice of Vietnam

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Bac Giang residents hospitalised with abnomal bleeding

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VietnamPlus English 4 month(s) ago

Nine people from northern Bac Giang province have been hospitalised due to abnormal bleeding, possibly linked to poisonous chemicals.

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