Project raises minority people's resilience against natural disaster

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Project raises minority people's resilience against natural disaster

Ethnic minority people in the northern provinces of Lai Chau and Son La will learn to prepare for natural disasters in an US$1.8 million project launched last week by the Viet Nam Red Cross.

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Putting hospital-based nutrition on the radar

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Putting hospital-based nutrition on the radar

“Though the benefits of healthy eating are now becoming common knowledge, not many people perceive it a routine concern when it comes to adults, elderly and especially hospitalized patients. Low awareness of community towards nutrition-based care and lack of nutritional experts, clinicians in the hospitals can be considered two major reasons which leave malnutrition an overwhelming issue with wide-reaching consequences”, said Dr. Nguyen Quoc Anh, MD, Director of Bach Mai hospital.

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Women farmers empowered through increased access to land rights

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Women farmers empowered through increased access to land rights

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has just launched a first-of-its-kind project in Vietnam that aims to empower farmers, especially women, to enhance access to land by increasing their awareness of existing land rights under current legislation.

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60% of university students cannot meet self-study requirements

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VietnamNet English 6 day(s) ago

60% of university students cannot meet self-study requirements

VietNamNet Bridge – About 60 percent of students believe self-study plays a very important role in their university education, but only 16 percent of 300 surveyed students have “high” self-awareness in planning self-study. Only 2 percent ranked “very high”, while 76 percent rated “average”.

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Hidden cost of malnutrition

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VietnamNet English 1 week(s) ago

Hidden cost of malnutrition

VietNamNet Bridge – Malnutrition can occur in people of all ages. Yet awareness of malnutrition is low among the general public, leaving the hidden epidemic under-recognized and under-treated when it comes to adults, elderly people and even patients. The consequences are not only poor health outcomes but also a rising cost of healthcare.

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Astronomers crowdfund for African space mission

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The final frontier - an African led space exploration initiative launches crowdfunding mission to get the continent's first orbiter to The Moon and to raise awareness and interest about the cosmos.

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Education initiative improves students' awareness of climate change

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VietNam News English 1 week(s) ago 1 duplicate news

The Ministry of Education and Training on Tuesday organised the closing ceremony for the Education Initiative for Sustainable Development, started in March 2013 jointly with the UNESCO.

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Basic GAP application promoted for safe food

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VietnamPlus English 1 week(s) ago

The application of basic Good Agricultural Practices (Basic GAP) needs to be expanded since the standard set has increased markedly safe vegetable production as well as people’s awareness of food safety, said participants at a workshop in Hanoi on December 9.

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Ministry of Health launches population action programme

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VietNam News English 1 week(s) ago 1 duplicate news 1 related news

A national take-action month on population was launched by the health ministry yesterday in an effort to strengthen the community's awareness of how population growth can affect quality of life, family welfare and society.

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Raise public awareness of HIV through drama

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In response to the World AIDS Day in 2014 themed “ No Discrimination against people living with HIV, the Communist Youth Union in Ho Chi Minh City yesterday opened a playwriting competition titled “Faith and Life”.

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Enterprises fined for safety violations

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VietNam News English 2 week(s) ago 1 duplicate news

About 700 enterprises were fined more than VND1.4 trillion (US$68.6 million) last year for measuring and radiation safety violations, speakers announced yesterday at a Ministry of Science and Technology conference.

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HCMC tries to improve students’ nutrition condition

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The Department of Education and Training and the Nutrition Center in Ho Chi Minh City yesterday organized a training course to raise awareness of nutrition for students.

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9-year-old girl runs café in Saigon to spur waste classification

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9-year-old girl runs cafe in Saigon to spur waste classification

A nine-year-old girl in Ho Chi Minh City has opened a café where she receives waste to recycle in order to raise people’s awareness of waste classification.

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An individual’s call for clean water protection

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VietnamNet English 2 week(s) ago

An individual’s call for clean water protection

VietNamNet Bridge – A lonesome journey by a certain individual can be the beginning of a trail, and a broad pathway later when others find the common goal at the end of the road. And Rémi Camus, 29, has nurtured such confidence when devoting his time and effort to the protection of clean water.

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More effort to increase awareness about GM crops in Vietnam

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More effort to increase awareness about GM crops in Vietnam

A workshop themed “Vietnamese Farmers on GM Crops” took place yesterday in Hanoi, sourcing to create a forum for representatives of policy management agencies, scientists and farmers to have open discussions, exchange of information and experience sharing as well as further investigation of the roles, benefits of genetically modified (GM) crops for farmers and practical farming needs in Vietnam.

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