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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Báo Thanh Niên English 21 hour(s) ago

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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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 week(s) ago

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 week(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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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 month(s) ago

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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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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Newborn-screening project benefits kids

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VOV News English 3 month(s) ago

Medical stations in Hanoi have so far provided prenatal and newborn screening services for over 23,600 pregnant women and 11,600 infants in a bid to reduce the rate of children born with congenital defects.

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Newborn-screening project benefits kids

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VietnamPlus English 3 month(s) ago

Medical stations in Hanoi have so far provided prenatal and newborn screening services for over 23,600 pregnant women and 11,600 infants in a bid to reduce the rate of children born with congenital defects.

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Ministry asks for report on unusual newborn death

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VietNam News English 3 month(s) ago

The health ministry has requested the health department of the central province of Thua Thien-Hue to confirm and report on the unusual death of a newborn in Phu Vang District.

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Families resistant to infant blood screening

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VietNam News English 4 month(s) ago

The practice of screening newborns' blood for congenital diseases is meeting fierce opposition from families, said Ta Quang Huy, director of the Ha Noi Department of Population and Family Planning.

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Medical specialists share experience in obstetrics, gynecology

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VietnamPlus English 4 month(s) ago

Domestic and foreign obstetrics and gynecology experts are taking part in a conference in Ho Chi Minh City on May 22-23 to share experience in bettering public healthcare services.

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