• Accompanying to promote gender equality and empower women

    The conference to review the implementation of the Cooperation Agreement between VWU and Nestlé Vietnam Co., Ltd. in 2023 was organized on November 24.
  • Priorities given to prevent, curb smoking among adolescents, women

    A delegation from Bloomberg Philanthropies and organisations joining the charity fund’s initiative to mitigate tobacco use visited Vietnam from October 9-12.
  • Quang Nam women spread love in Covid-19 epidemic

    In response to the increasingly complex situation of the Covid-19 epidemic, the Women's Unions at all levels in Quang Nam province and their members have had many meaningful and practical activities to spread love among their staffs, members, and women.
  • Active works on COVID 19 prevention and control by Vietnam Women's Union

    Vietnam Women's Union (VWU) has donated 2,000 hand wash gel bottles and VND 300 million in cash to the Border guard soldiers, valued at VND 400 million in kind and VND 300 million in cash.
  • For vulnerable women’s sustainable access to sanitary facilities and safe water

    Vulnerable women’s sustainable access to hygiene and water is a key goal of the Project “Community Hygiene and Water - Women-led output-based aid” - Woba (Choba Project Phase 3) implemented by the Central Vietnam Women's Union (VWU) and the East meets West (EMW) in 5 provinces (Hoa Binh, Thanh Hoa, Nghe An, Ha Tinh and Ben Tre) from 2018-2022 and funded by the Water for Women Fund under the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
  • Human sexuality to split into test tubes and pleasure pills

    According to Russian scientists, human sexuality will split into two separate constituents during the next several years: for receiving pleasure and for reproduction. Humans will be performing the two functions with the help of medicine: they will grow test tube babies and receive sexual pleasures with the help of special pills. If it does happen some time in the future, what is the point of having a family then?

  • HIV spread linked to private sex parties

    Over 70 per cent of gay and bisexual Asian men use the Internet to find sexual partners. About 60 per cent said they travelled, and of these, 12 per cent attended private sex parties while overseas, according to an online survey by gay lifestyle portal Fridae.com

  • Carbonated drinks: be careful

    After reading through these pages, those who produce carbonated drinks are likely to be outraged, while those who consume them die slow deaths. Where does the truth lie? Read on. Medical research comes up against the drinks lobby.

  • Are you OLD beyond your years? Take these easy tests to discover your TRUE body age

    Counting the years: Looks can be deceiving - take this test

  • Thousands ofl servants carry HIV virus

    Dr Somyot Kittimunkong, director of the Aids division at the Disease Control Department, said yesterday that some 20,000 bureaucrats each year seek reimbursement for the cost of antiretroviral medicine at the healthcare unit.

  • UN forms commission on use of resources for women’s and children’s health

    The United Nations is establishing a high-level commission charged with developing an accountability framework that will link resources committed to women and children’s health with the results they are intended to achieve.

  • Global Recommendations on Physical activity for Health

    Globally, six percent of deaths are attributed to physical inactivity. This follows high blood pressure (13%), tobacco use (9%) and is equal to high blood glucose (6%). Moreover, physical inactivity is the main cause for approximately 21–25% of breast and colon cancers, 27% of diabetes and 30% of ischaemic heart disease burden.

  • Move: 10 tips for not abandoning exercising

    The motivation of the beginner may diminish as the days pass. Here's how not to give up Those who decide to abandon the sedentary to walking or even running usually report high motivation in the first week of physical activity. With each passing day, however, the motivation may decrease, especially if there is no planning for the exercises. Have company and be at a nice place to encourage physical activity.
  • Reducing child mortality rates a top priority

    Each locality should prioritise its investment in ethnic and poorer regions to protect the lives of children, said an official of the Ministry of Public Health.

  • Measles campaign to vaccinate 7.5m children

    A new campaign launched by the Ministry of Health, including two vaccinations against measles for children aged between nine and 18 months, will cover 7.5 million children nationwide from September 24, in an effort to cover at least 95 percent of the target population.
  • Integrating HIV/AIDS with Women’s and Children’s Health Programmes Critical to Success

    “Addressing HIV/AIDS and improving women’s and children’s health are inextricably linked,” said United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. “One cannot succeed without the other.”

  • Woman reportedly pregnant for nearly two years


    Chien’s husband, Duong Van Tuan, 35, claimed that his wife has been pregnant for 21 months. He explained that his wife saw doctors the first time when she was over three months pregnant.
  • A snapshot of young people lives in rural areas: What they do and what they need

    Many of IFAD’s programmes target young people. Yet when we talk about involving “youth” in our programmes we often seem to forget that young women and men lead very different lives and have different needs.

  • Woman reportedly pregnant for nearly two years

    Chien’s husband, Duong Van Tuan, 35, claimed that his wife has been pregnant for 21 months. He explained that his wife saw doctors the first time when she was over three months pregnant.
  • Innovation Day for HIV/AIDS Prevention launched

    The Ministry of Health and the World Bank (WB) launched the 2010 Innovation Day for HIV/AIDS Prevention with the theme ‘Community Initiative: Preventing AIDS’ on August 11 in Hanoi
  • XVIII International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2010)

    Place: Vienna, Austria
    Date: 18–23 July 2010
  • The World blood donor day

    WHO chose 14 June as the day to recognize the millions of people who save lives and improve the health of others by donating blood.
  • 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.
  • Educational establishments must not discriminate against HIV-infected children

    On September 7th, the Ministry of Education and Training sent a document to provincial departments of education and training not to discriminate against HIV-infected children in educational establishments.
  • NGO Forum Closing Promises New Action on Women's Health and Rights

    BERLIN, GERMANY— A global forum held in Berlin put governments and international donors on notice that advocates for women’s health and rights will now be speaking more frankly and pressing more strongly for speedy action, investment and an end to gender-based discrimination.
  • Ethnic people gain better access to healthcare

    Ho Can Mai, a Pako ethnic minority woman no longer thinks that ghosts and gods cause and treat diseases, but believes in doctors who examine, give advice and provide medicine for treatment.

  • Campaign targets passage of HIV from mother to child

    HA NOI — The Ministry of Health yesterday launched a campaign on prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission in an effort to ease the increasing impact of the disease in Viet Nam.
  • Ethnic people gain better access to healthcare

    THUA THIEN-HUE — Ho Can Mai, a Pako ethnic minority woman no longer thinks that ghosts and gods cause and treat diseases, but believes in doctors who examine, give advice and provide medicine for treatment.
  • US universities provides reproductive health care training

    US universities and international organisations provided an eight-year project to help train numerous Vietnamese doctors and university lecturers in reproductive health.
  • Hospital for poor women in Da Nang

    The Da Nang Women’s Hospital was put into operation nearly two months ago, providing medical examination and treatment to poor women in Da Nang city.
  • Lam Dong: Disabled children enjoy free surgery

    A group of Australian paediatricians in co-ordination with local doctors have started to provide free surgery to 41 children with innate deformities in Central Highlands Lam Dong province.
  • More free heart surgery provided for poor children

    The Vinacapital Foundation and a US Non Government Organization have agreed to launch a US$600,000 programme, aimed at providing free heart surgery for poor children in Vietnam.

  • World Population Day, July 11: Focus on Family Planning

    Being able to plan how many children to have and when to have them is a recognized human right. Family planning is essential to slowing population growth, women’s empowerment and gender equality.

  • Stepping up Efforts to Save Mothers' Lives

    Every minute, another woman dies in pregnancy or childbirth. Every minute, the loss of a mother shatters a family and threatens the well-being of surviving children. For every woman who dies, 20 or more experience serious complications. These range from chronic infections to disabling injuries such as obstetric fistula. Maternal death and disability rates mirror the huge discrepancies that exist between the haves and the have-nots both within and between countries
  • Men’s desire for sons boosts births

    Dissemination of gender equality information remains the most important tool to minimising the gender imbalance and soaring growth of the population, according to the director of the Population and Family Planning General Department Nguyen Ba Thuy.
  • Ensuring that Every Pregnancy is Wanted

    At least 200 million women want to use safe and effective family planning methods, but are unable to do so because they lack access to information and services or the support of their husbands and communities. And more than 50 million of the 190 million women who become pregnant each year have abortions. Many of these are clandestine and performed under unsafe conditions.

  • Campaign on family planning, women’s health

    Health authorities in 28 coastal cities and provinces will set up mobile teams by the end of next month to spread knowledge on prenatal and paediatric health care.
  • Protecting Mothers in Risky Situations

    In a crisis or refugee situation, one in five women of childbearing age is likely to be pregnant. Conflicts and natural disasters put these women and their babies at risk because of the sudden loss of medical support, compounded in many cases by trauma, malnutrition or disease, and exposure to violence. UNFPA seeks to make motherhood as safe as possible during crisis situations by helping those who want to delay or avoid pregnancy and by providing care before, during and after delivery.

  • PCR early diagnosis helps reduce mother-to-child HIV transmission

    (CPV)- Vietnam has around 2 million newborns each year; 3,000 of them are born by HIV-infected mothers, according to statistics from the Vietnam Administration of AIDS Control (VAAC), under the Ministry of Health (MOH).
  • Ninh Thuan: Maternal and child healthcare services improved

    Deputy Health Minister Tran Chi Liem and UNICEF chief representative Jesper Morch have led a working team to southern coastal Ninh Thuan province to supervise the operation of UN-funded children and reproductive healthcare projects in the province.
  • UN and Ministry of Health appeal for investment in women’s health

    The Ministry of Health and United Nations in Vietnam vowed to continue investment in women’s health and ensure continued progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals despite the recent global economic crisis, in an appeal at a press briefing today
  • Training for Management Board of Happy Family Clubs

    In order to heighten knowledge and skills for the Management Board of Happy Family Clubs, the WU of Bac Ninh organized training for 140 Management Board members of Happy Family Clubs in the province

  • Thanh Hoa Women’s Union increases care, consultancy and support for people with HIV/AIDS

    A training course on increasing care, consultancy and support for people with HIV/AIDS and anti-HIV/AIDS activities has just been held by the Thanh Hoa Provincial Women’s Union for 70 volunteers and information providers from districts of Tho Xuan and Ngoc Lac, Bim Son town and Thanh Hoa city and staff from the provincial Women’s Union.

  • 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.
  • PM to revamp school healthcare

    Viet Nam is determined to reduce the rate of students catching diseases at educational institutions nationwide.

  • 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.

  • ADB loan to improve VN food safety

    A US$95 million loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) will be used to improve the safety, quality and quantity of Viet Nam’s commercial food crops, and provide alternative and clean energy supply to households through biogas development.
  • Health and lifestyle TV channel makes its debut

    The Vietnam Television in co-ordination with the Ministry of Public Health and the S-Media Company on August 6 launched a new subscription television channel - the first ever health and lifestyle channel in Vietnam.

  • Plastic surgeon’s 40-year legacy lives on

    Emily Barksy saw tears in the eyes of one of the nurses who met her and her father when they visited Ho Chi Minh City-based National Hospital of Odonto-Stomatology (NHO) 10 days ago.
  • Free HIV/AIDS treatment clinic opens in Hai Phong

    A clinic dedicated to providing free HIV/AIDS consultancy and treatment has been inaugurated in Hai An district of northern port city of Hai Phong.
  • State leader calls for more care to children with HIV/AIDS

    The Vice State President has requested the Ministry of Health continue expanding the provision of health insurance to children living with HIV/AIDS at a time when the rate of HIV child carriers in the country is on the rise.
  • Vaccination programme improves children’s health

    The expanded programme of immunisation (EPI), which has covered up to 95 percent of the nation’s under-five children, has contributed greatly to reducing by half the infant and under-five mortality rates.
  • Vietnam makes impressive progress in child care

    Vietnam made impressive results in improving health care for children over the past two decades, said international experts.
  • UN project on drugs and HIV control for ethnic minorities launched

    A project on drug abuse prevention and HIV control for Vietnamese ethnic minorities was launched in Hanoi on January 29 by the State Committee for Ethnic Minorities and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime.
  • Malnutrition rate still high in Vietnam

    Vietnam has reduced the malnutrition rate among its children to 21.2% from 23.4% in 2007, equivalent to around 150,000 children, said the Vice Chairman of the National Nutrition Steering Committee Nguyen Cong Khan at a conference on nutrition in Hanoi on January 24.
  • Thai youths were at risk of catching HIV as many had their first sexual encounter at 15 and nearly half did not use condoms, the Public Health Ministry revealed Thursday.

    Recent reports indicated many youths did not use conฌdoms due to faith in their partner and the "myth" HIV/Aids was only spread by prostitutes, a spokesman said.