New strategy needed to improve HIV treatment quality

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SaiGon GP English 2 day(s) ago

A new strategy should be applied in HIV/AIDS prevention and control, with a focus on early treatment in HIV-positive cases, ambulatory treatment, and extending treatment services to jails and remote and poor areas, said a Health Ministry official.

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Vietnam enhances prevention of A/H7N9 virus entrance

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SaiGon GP English 6 day(s) ago

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development February 17 sent an urgent dispatch to cities and provinces and ministries, asking to enhance preventative measures against the entrance of bird flu virus A/H7N9 and other viruses into Vietnam.

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Fire on Panama ship at Cái Lân Terminal

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Báo Đầu Tư English 1 week(s) ago

A fire was reported inside a ship from Panama anchored at Cái Lân International Container Terminal in Quảng Ninh Province’s Hạ Long City on Tuesday night.

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Hanoi says prostitution arrest quota ‘motivates’ authorities

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 week(s) ago

Hanoi has called a ‘prostitution-busting’ target necessary in response to critics of its recent letter that sets a ‘quota’ of penalizing 500 prostitutes in 2017.

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USAID Community HIV Link-Southern Project approved

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Báo Dân Trí English 1 week(s) ago 1 related news

The PM has ratified the investment of the USAID Community HIV Link-Southern Project, which is sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) though a non-refundable aid.

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City authorities call people to urgently prevent bird flu

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SaiGon GP English 1 week(s) ago

Because some local authorities are neglected in monitoring bird flu and many residents buy live poultry, People’s Committee in Ho Chi Minh City has sent its document asking to take heeds to the disease and curb the re-occurrence.

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City party chief asks private investors in water pipes from Dau Tieng reservoir

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SaiGon GP English 1 week(s) ago

Secretary of the HCMC Party Committee Dinh La Thang on February 12th asked authorized agencies to call on private partners in building a pipe system taking water directly from Dau Tieng reservoir to city water plants.

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Expat points out fire safety loopholes at Ho Chi Minh City buildings

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 2 week(s) ago

Editor’s Note: Having lived in Ho Chi Minh City for 15 years, Roy has noticed several fire safety loopholes that local real estate developers in Vietnam are exploiting, endangering both residents and visitors.

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Comprehensive inspection on treatment, medicine to be conducted

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SaiGon GP English 2 week(s) ago

Health ministry's chief inspector Dang Van Chinh yesterday said that a thorough inspection on hospital fee, treatment services as per patients' order will be performed in some big hospitals.

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Vietnam among countries with medium cancer rate

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Báo Dân Trí English 1 month(s) ago

Vietnam is among countries with an average cancer rate, stated Prof. Dr. Tran Thanh Huong from the National Institute for Cancer Prevention and Control on January 17.

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Increase in drug-resistant TB in southwest

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SaiGon GP English 1 month(s) ago

An increase in the number of resistant-TB cases has occurred in the southwestern region of Vietnam, according to the head of the region’s national TB prevention and control office.

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PM approves national strategy for prevention of blindness

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Báo điện tử CP English 1 month(s) ago

VGP – The PM has approved a national strategy for the prevention of blindness until 2020, with a vision to 2030.

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Press digest – January 12

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Báo điện tử CP English 1 month(s) ago 2 related news

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HCMC experiences warm weather

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SaiGon GP English 1 month(s) ago

The Central Hydrology Meteorology Forecast Center said tropical low pressure was weakened into a low pressure after it entered the Southern part of Philippines, yesterday

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​Vietnam calls UN to prioritise long-term conflict prevention

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Báo Dân Trí English 1 month(s) ago

The United Nations (UN) should prioritise building a strategy for conflict prevention in the long run, said a Vietnamese diplomat.

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