Institute calls for HPV immunisation campaign
Cervical cancer accounts for six deaths every day in Viet Nam, and 5,000-6,000 new cases are reported every year, according to experts who spoke at a conference that discussed the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines last weekend.
Last year, the HCM City-based Tu Du Obstetrics Hospital diagnosed 560 new cases of cervical cancer.
Assoc Prof Dr Nguyen Tran Hien, head of the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, said that 80 per cent of women have at least one HPV infection in their lifetime. The institute has submitted a plan to the Health Ministry to include HPV vaccines in the National Expanded Programme on Immunisation.
Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon)
Nation welcomes three million arrivals
Viet Nam welcomed 2.95 million international visitors in the first five months of the year, an increase of 17.5 per cent compared with the same period last year, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Planning and Investment. This month, the number of international tourists reached more than 456,000.
Thoi Bao Kinh Te Viet Nam (Viet Nam Economic Times)
Schools join in Cambridge Primary Programme
Twenty primary and junior high schools in HCM City have used the Cambridge International Primary Programme developed by the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), according to the city's Department of Education and Training.
The programme allows students to learn mathematics, English and science subjects at pre-university standards. Students are also able to develop life skills through the Cambridge Learners Club.
Thanh Nien (Young People)