Newborn ejected from womb in accident; mother killed on site

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Newborn ejected from womb in accident; mother killed on site

A young woman was killed on impact in a road accident on her way to hospital to deliver her baby on Saturday morning in the Mekong Delta Province of An Giang. The newborn was flushed out of the womb right at the site and had his leg crushed.

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Young nurse who defies superstition to rescue newborn from live burial

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Young nurse who defies superstition to rescue newborn from live burial

A young ethnic minority nurse in central Vietnam’s Quang Nam Province risked her own and her family’s safety to rescue a newborn from being buried alive by superstitious villagers.

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Ongoing exhibit in Vietnam capital promotes women, children’s health

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Ongoing exhibit in Vietnam capital promotes women, children’s health

An exhibit, which is held by Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD) and is running in Hanoi until October 21, conveys a message of promoting women’s and children’s health and welfare.

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Vietnam police investigate doctor, nurse for fatal malpractice

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Vietnam police investigate doctor, nurse for fatal malpractice

Police in the north-central province of Quang Tri have pressed criminal charges against the deputy director and a nurse at a hospital for causing the accidental deaths of three newborns last year.

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Campaign calls for joint efforts to end gender imbalance at birth

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VietnamPlus English 1 month(s) ago 1 related news

A campaign was launched in Hanoi on September 28 to call for more efforts from the Government and relevant agencies to stop the gender imbalance at birth, one of the forms of discrimination.

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Mum gives birth to massive baby in Vietnam

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Mum gives birth to massive baby in Vietnam

Tran Thi Bong and her baby at the Quang Nam General Hospital.

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13 dead, 15 injured by Typhoon Kalmaegi

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13 dead, 15 injured by Typhoon Kalmaegi

Floods triggered by Typhoon Kalmaegi swallow National Highway 3 in Thai Nguyen Province. Photo: Hoang Minh

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Low breastfeeding rate challenges Vietnam’s development goals

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Low breastfeeding rate challenges Vietnam’s development goals

The number of Vietnamese mothers breastfeeding has increased slightly but remains far below the national target for 2020, according to a report released by the General Statistics Office (GSO).

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Thailand to take serious action against teen pregnancy

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VietnamPlus English 1 month(s) ago

Thailand ’s relevant ministries and agencies will organise a conference to tackle the ‘Teen Pregnancy’ issue and the root causes of it.

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Vietnam’s rate of breastfed children lowest in Southeast Asia

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Vietnam’s rate of breastfed children lowest in Southeast Asia

The rate of children breastfed during the first six months of their lives in Vietnam is only 19.6 percent, the lowest in Southeast Asia, according to Vietnamese Ministry of Health statistics.

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Midwifery investment can save millions of lives of women

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VOV News English 4 month(s) ago 1 duplicate news

Midwifery investment can save millions of lives of women

(VOV) - The State of the World’s Midwifery 2014 report released by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Vietnam and the Ministry of Health (MOH), reveals that having midwives at the bedside of each pregnant woman in the world can save millions of lives.

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VN encourages rural midwives

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VietNam News English 4 month(s) ago

Viet Nam, one of more than 35 countries surveyed in the State of the World's Midwifery 2014, has successfully implemented measures to retain midwives in remote areas.

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Maternal, newborn deaths mostly in low-income nations: UN report

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VietnamPlus English 4 month(s) ago

As many as 289,000 mothers and some 3 million newborns died in 2013 alone, mostly in 73 countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America, including Vietnam.

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Int’l community hails Vietnam’s maternal and child health care

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VOV News English 4 month(s) ago

Int’l community hails Vietnam’s maternal and child health care

(VOV) - Global leaders attending a health forum in South Africa from June 30 to July 1 applauded the effectiveness of Vietnam’s programmes addressing maternal, neonatal and child health issues.

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Viet Nam slashes child mortality rate by 60%

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VietNam News English 4 month(s) ago 2 duplicate news 1 related news

Viet Nam is one of 10 nations that has successfully reduced child and maternal deaths. It cut under-five mortality by 60 per cent from 58 to 23.2 per 1,000 live births between 1990 and 2012. This amounted to saving the lives of 23.4 million children.

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