Vietnam to launch free vaccination campaign

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SaiGon GP English 16 hour(s) ago

Vietnam will launch biggest free-of-charge vaccination campaign nationwide for children in the ages of one to fourteen from September, said Dr. Tran Dac Phu, head of the Ministry of Health's Preventive Medicine Department.

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1.6m children to get free measles vaccine

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VietNam News English 2 day(s) ago

The capital city will provide a free vaccine combining measles and rubella to around 1.6 million of children, aged one to 14 years, in a campaign that begins this October.

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WHO sounds alarm over Ebola infections as deaths top 1,500

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VietNam News English 5 day(s) ago 2 related news

The World Health Organisation has said that the number of Ebola cases was increasing rapidly and could exceed 20,000 before the virus is brought under control, as the death toll topped 1,500.

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VN tackles latest avian flu outbreak

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VN tackles latest avian flu outbreak

VietNamNet Bridge – The H5N6 strain of avian flu, which recently reappeared in Viet Nam, could easily spread to more birds and even humans, vice head of the Veterinary Department under the health ministry Dam Xuan Thanh warned at a meeting yesterday.

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Social News 28/8

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Chinese counterfeiters sentenced to jail

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Vaccination shipment to ease local shortages

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VietnamPlus English 7 day(s) ago 1 related news

Vaccination shipment to ease local shortages

About 30,000 doses of "five-in-one" vaccine and 200,000 doses of "six-in-one" vaccine will be imported next month to use in the nation's immunisation programme, said Nguyen Tran Hien, director of the programme.

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Baby hospitalised with encephalitis

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VietNam News English 7 day(s) ago

An 18-month-old girl from southern Tay Ninh province has been hospitalised with encephalitis.

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Vaccination shipment to ease local shortages

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VietNam News English 7 day(s) ago 1 related news

About 30,000 doses of "five-in-one" vaccine and 200,000 doses of "six-in-one" vaccine will be imported next month to use in the nation's immunisation programme, said Nguyen Tran Hien, director of the programme.

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Double vaccines 'could hasten the end of polio'

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VietnamNet English 1 week(s) ago

Double vaccines 'could hasten the end of polio'

Using both types of polio vaccine could speed up efforts to free the world of the disease, research suggests.

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WHO backs use of experimental Ebola drugs in West Africa

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WHO backs use of experimental Ebola drugs in West Africa

People infected in the West African Ebola outbreak can be offered untested drugs, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday, but the scarcity of supplies has raised questions about who gets priority access to treatment.

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Ebola crisis vastly underestimated, says WHO

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Ebola crisis vastly underestimated, says WHO

The scale of the Ebola outbreak appears to be "vastly underestimated", the UN's health agency says, as the death toll from the disease reaches 1,069.

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Ebola outbreak: Kenya at high risk, warns WHO

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Ebola outbreak: Kenya at high risk, warns WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has classified Kenya as a "high-risk" country for the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.

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Experimental drugs in race to halt Ebola

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Báo Thanh Niên English 2 week(s) ago

The World Health Organization has backed the use of experimental Ebola drugs in West Africa, as the deadly virus continues to spread in Nigeria. Joel Flynn asks what limited supplies of the vaccine could mean for further containment and how stretched health services can handle further spread.

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Canada sends experimental Ebola vaccine to west Africa

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Báo Đầu Tư English 2 week(s) ago

Canada sends experimental Ebola vaccine to west Africa

Canada is sending up to 1,000 doses of an experimental Ebola vaccine to west Africa to help the WHO fight an epidemic, the health minister announced on Wednesday (Aug 13).

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Canada's Tekmira discussing its Ebola drug with WHO

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Canada's Tekmira discussing its Ebola drug with WHO

Canadian lab Tekmira is in contact with the World Health Organization and government agencies over the possible use of its experimental Ebola drug in West Africa, the company said Wednesday.

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