• Young midwives prove their worth

    HA GIANG — Despite her young age and modest experience, 19-year-old Hoang Thi Ron is already a proud midwife in the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang's Chi Ca Commune in Xin Man District.
  • Pregnant women encouraged to test for HIV

    The Ministry of Health has launched a Month of Preventing Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV, calling on pregnant women to take HIV tests for their babies’ health.
  • Vietnam joins India, China on maternal health

    Vietnam has joined India and China in a health programme for pregnant mothers (HESVIC), which was launched at a workshop in Hanoi on April 19.
  • Women to receive free check-ups

    Poor women in southern provinces will receive free gynecological check-ups and treatment for cancer under a new programme for prevention and control of cancer in women.
  • Addressing Maternal Health in H'Mong Communities in Viet Nam

    HANG KIA, Hoa Binh Province, Viet Nam – When Kha Y Khua gave birth to her first child 13 years ago, she broke with tradition and gave birth at the local health station. Her people, the H’Mong, live mostly in mountainous, hard-to-reach areas, and are known for their close family ties and strong cultural traditions and beliefs. In H’mong cosmology, a life-soul can be snatched by evil spirits and separated from its body. Because newborn babies are so small and new to life on earth, they are especially vulnerable.
  • Women patients receive free eye treatment

    The Vietnam National Institute of Ophthalmology (VNIO) has provided free eye checks-up and medicine to 150 patients, mostly women, in response to the World Sight Day (WSD) 2009’s theme of gender equality in eye care.
  • Asian Governments Pledge to Complete Cairo Reproductive Health Agenda

    UN meeting seeks to accelerate progress towards development goals for 2015
  • Breast milk still best: doctors

    HCM CITY — A proper nutrition regime, including breastfeeding immediately after birth, will maintain brain development during the first three years of life, according to local and international leading pediatric nutrition experts.
  • EU offers Vietnam 15 million euro to improve heathcare services

    A financial agreement worth nearly 16.7 million euro to help Vietnam improve its heathcare services was signed in Hanoi on September 18 between the Minister of Health, Nguyen Quoc Trieu, and Willy Vandengerghe, a representative of the European Commission.
  • 50 Million Women in Asia at risk of Contracting HIV from Intimate Partners

    Bali — An estimated 50 million women in Asia, who are either married or in long-term relationships with men who engage in high-risk sexual behaviours, are at risk of becoming infected with HIV from their partners, according to a report published by UNAIDS in partnership with UNIFEM and other agencies. The report, entitled “HIV Transmission in Intimate Partner Relationships in Asia”, was released in Bali on 11 August at the 9th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific.