63 million Vietnamese covered by health insurance

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A total of 63 million Vietnamese people, or 69.7% of the total population, have been covered by health insurance so far in 2015, up 2.3 million from the same period last year, Vietnam Social Insurance (VSI) General Director Nguyen Thi Minh told the media on May 27.

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Six-year record heat increases encephalitis cases

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Six-year record heat increases encephalitis cases

Health authorities warn of a sharp rise in encephalitis across the country due to the unseasonably hot summer, with temperatures at hit six-year highs in northern regions.

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More campaigns needed as smoking dangers rise

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More campaigns needed as smoking dangers rise

The Ministry of Health and relevant agencies will launch more communications campaigns on legal documents targeting the building of a non-smoking environment, said Luong Ngoc Khue, Director of the Health Ministry’s Administration Department of Medical Services.

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More campaigns needed as smoking dangers rise

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More campaigns needed as smoking dangers rise

The Ministry of Health and relevant agencies will launch more communications campaigns on legal documents targeting the building of a non-smoking environment, said Luong Ngoc Khue, Director of the Health Ministry’s Administration Department of Medical Services.

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Campaign seeks to raise awareness about dengue fever

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Campaign seeks to raise awareness about dengue fever

A communication campaign to raise awareness about dengue prevention was launched today by the Viet Nam Health Environment Management Agency (VIHEMA), in collaboration with the Enesis Group.

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Health Ministry urges MERS-CoV disease prevention

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Health Ministry urges MERS-CoV disease prevention

The Ministry of Health has urged border localities to prevent Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) from entering Vietnam.

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Vietnam issues MERS alert following South Korea infection

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Vietnam issues MERS alert following South Korea infection

Vietnam’s Health Ministry has ordered tightened medical screenings at border gates after South Korea reported its first case of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).

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MERS-CoV may spread to Vietnam: Health Ministry

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Due to the complicated development of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome caused by the Corona virus, known as MERS-CoV, in many countries in the world especially some cases recorded in some Asian nations, Vietnamese Ministry of Health May 22 sent its urgent document to the people's committees nationwide asking to enhance preventive measures against the disease.

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Call for new law on water pollution control

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A new law was needed to tackle water pollution, participants agreed at a workshop on policy and law on controls of water pollution held in Hanoi on May 18.

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Polluted water kills thousands year

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A new law was needed to tackle water pollution a workshop has been told in Ha Noi.The new law, together with another call for the National Assembly to exercise its supervision of the water environment, came after a health ministry report that each year 9,000 people die and 200,000 others were diagnosed with cancers because of using polluted water.

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PM greenlights council to review development plans

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The Prime Minister has approved the establishment of a council to assess all national target programmes on rural development and sustainable poverty reduction for the period of 2016-20.

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Ministry proposes ban on smoking at weddings, funerals

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Ministry proposes ban on smoking at weddings, funerals

Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien has asked people's committee in cities and provinces to make no smoking at workplace a rule in their office regulation.

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Ministry proposes ban on smoking at weddings, funerals

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Ministry proposes ban on smoking at weddings, funerals

Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien has asked people's committee in cities and provinces to make no smoking at workplace a rule in their office regulation.

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Conference seeks ways to prevent emerging diseases

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Conference seeks ways to prevent emerging diseases

The Health Ministry and the World Health Organisation (WHO) jointly held a conference in Hanoi on May 12 to review the Asia-Pacific Strategy for Emerging Diseases (APSED) and the International Health Regulations (IHR) to draw lessons for future operations in the field.

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Health officals discuss stopping new diseases

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The Health Ministry and the World Health Organisation (WHO) jointly held a conference in Ha Noi yesterday to review the Asia-Pacific Strategy for Emerging Diseases (APSED) and International Health Regulations (IHR) to inform future operations in the field.

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