Ebola death toll now highest in Sierra Leone

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 week(s) ago

Sierra Leone now leads Liberia as having the highest number of deaths from Ebola and western health experts say, the virus there is still spreading.

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Malaria deaths halved since 2000 but Ebola risks gains: WHO

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Malaria deaths halved since 2000 but Ebola risks gains: WHO

The number of people dying from malaria has almost halved since 2000, although progress in west Africa risks being reversed by the Ebola outbreak, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.

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Number of victims of venomous snakes increases in central Vietnam

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SaiGon GP English 2 week(s) ago

Recently more and more residents in the central province of Thua Thien – Hue were hospitalized because of being bitten by the green pit viper, a species of venomous snake.

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Meeting marks national action month for HIV/AIDS prevention

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Meeting marks national action month for HIV/AIDS prevention

Vietnam has the fifth-highest number of people living with HIV in Asia-Pacific.

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UN to miss Dec. 1 Ebola target as cases rise in Sierra Leone

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Báo Thanh Niên English 3 week(s) ago

UN in Sierra Leone says it will not meet its December 1 target for containing the virus as the number of cases rise in the country.

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Bac Giang steps up HIV/AIDS prevention efforts

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VietnamPlus English 3 week(s) ago 1 related news

The health sector in the northern province Bac Giang has implemented a number of HIV/AIDS prevention and control measures, with a particular focus on interventions for high-risk groups.

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City clinics need more doctors

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VietNam News English 1 month(s) ago

The head of HCM City's Committee for Cultural and Social Affairs has urged the Health Department to increase the number of doctors at ward and commune's health centres, many of which have only one doctor.

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U.S. heightens Ebola screening for travelers from Mali

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U.S. heightens Ebola screening for travelers from Mali

The United States is adding Mali to the list of countries whose travelers get special Ebola screening after a number of cases in the West African nation, the government said on Sunday.

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Number of drug users in Vietnam reaches 200,000

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VOV News English 1 month(s) ago 1 duplicate news

Number of drug users in Vietnam reaches 200,000

(VOV) -By the end of September 2014, Vietnam had more than 204,000 drug addicts, four times higher than the figure reported two decades ago.

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Institute should improve heart prevention program: Deputy PM

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SaiGon GP English 1 month(s) ago

At the ceremony to give the Third Class Independence Medal to the Viet Nam National Heart Institute yesterday, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam stressed that the number of people dying of heart disease account for one over third of the country’s total deaths and sixfold that of cancer deaths.

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Busy programme of events for HIV/AIDS month

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VietnamPlus English 1 month(s) ago

Busy programme of events for HIV/AIDS month

The national action month for HIV/AIDS prevention and control runs from November 10 to December 10 with a focus on non-discrimination against HIV/AIDS patients.

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WHO reduces Ebola death toll to 4,818

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Báo Đầu Tư English 1 month(s) ago

WHO reduces Ebola death toll to 4,818

The new toll stands at 4,818 deaths, rather than 4,951 reported on October 31, the UN health agency said. The number of reported cases has also fallen to 13,042 from 13,567.

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HCM City: Dengue fever in peak season

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HCM City: Dengue fever in peak season

The dengue fever outbreak has reached its peak in Ho Chi Minh City, with the number of patients contracting the mosquito-born disease rising to 3,000 in the first 9 months of this year, resulting in five deaths.

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PM calls for greater efforts to prevent drug abuse

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PM calls for greater efforts to prevent drug abuse

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung urged relevant ministries and the community at large to apply more systematic measures to ensure the effectiveness of drug addiction prevention and control, as well as treatment and rehabilitation.

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China to quarantine Ebola doctors returning from West Africa

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 month(s) ago

China to quarantine Ebola doctors returning from West Africa

China will quarantine medical staff who work with Ebola patients in West Africa for 21 days after they return from duty, a senior health official said Monday.

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