• Overseas Vietnamese helps to upgrade family health service

    With the help of woman doctor Bui Kim Hai, a Belgian of Vietnamese origin, many programmes focusing on public health in Vietnam have been sponsored by the Belgian government and free check-ups provided by US doctors in Ho Chi Minh City and other localities.

  • Government works to fight super flu

    Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan has asked the Ministry of Health to prepare enough materials, equipment and means of transport to cope with a super flu outbreak.

  • New partnership aims to optimize development assistance for health



    Ha Noi, 23 April 2009 - Last week the newly formed Health Partnership Group, led by the Ministry of Health of Viet Nam and including UNICEF, WHO, UNFPA and UNAIDS as well as other development partners, held their first meeting and adopted a joint Statement of Intent to guide their work together. The Statement aims to make development assistance for health more efficient and effective, and contribute to the achievement of Viet Nam’s health development goals.

  • Vietnamese girls put on the pounds

    The beauty of Vietnamese girls is legendary. The image of charming girls riding bicycles along streets with long black hair falling over slender shoulders is engraved in many memories.
  • Vietnam signs up for WHO’s ‘Save lives: Clean Your Hands’ campaign

    The Ministry of Health signed a pledge with the World Health Organization (WHO) on April 20 to take part in the First Global Patient Safety Challenge titled “Save lives: Clean Your Hands.”
  • Towards universal healthcare

    Nation’s healthcare system still has a long ways to go, says World Bank conference.
  • HCM City health conference focuses on maternal deaths

    More than 2,000 local and international doctors and health experts yesterday shared their expertise about medical research and surgical techniques during a conference on reproductive health in HCM City.

  • Action Month for Food Hygiene, Safety launched

    A ceremony to launch ‘Action Month for Food Hygiene and Safety’ was held on April 11, Hanoi, by the Department of Food Hygiene and Safety.
  • Post-natal healthcare service sees two years of success

    Two years after its establishment, the Centre for Home Reproductive Healthcare Services has proven effective in helping the National Obstetrics Hospital handle its patient load.

  • Health sector has plans to eradicate measles by 2012

    Viet Nam plans to eliminate measles by 2012 with two injections for children between the ages of one and six, with supplemental vaccinations for high risk groups and areas.