Boy's stem cell transplant marks 100th for institute
The National Institute of Haematology and Blood Transfusion yesterday announced a significant clinical milestone with its 100th successful stem cell transplant, since its first victorious attempt on June 2006.
Phu Quoc in urgent need of tourism professionals
Phu Quoc, the island district in the southern province of Kien Giang urgently needs more than 6,000 qualified workers for its hospitality sector, local authorities say.
Financial qualifications give edge to female execs
Women with certified financial backgrounds should find it easier to win positions on the boards of big corporations, a recent seminar held by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) was told in Ha Noi.
Inspections to target vehicle registrations
Local vehicle registration centres will be inspected from May 1 according to a message from the Ha Noi People's Committee.
Senior experts from the Government, public and private hospital administrations, civil society, and academia gathered for a discussion on the state of non-communicable diseases in Viet Nam on Tuesday.
Police rescue 14-year old girl kidnapped by gang
A 14-year-old girl kidnapped for a ransom of VND1 billion (US$47,500) was safely rescued on Wednesday by police in the southern city of Can Tho.
Tackling measles
A nurse injects the measles vaccine into a baby in mountainous Nam Dong District in central Thua Thien Hue Province. The province's Health Department has offered measles vaccinations this month for 4,000 babies aged 9 months to 2 years old to tackle the outbreak of measles nationwide.
HCM City recovery on track
The economy of HCM City is recovering as the city experiences rising export turnover and stable business growth, the chairman of HCM City People's Committee has said.
Viet Nam, WB sign $390m pacts to fight poverty
The State Bank of Viet Nam and the World Bank yesterday (April 24) signed credit agreements worth US$390 million for three projects to develop community infrastructure, improve agriculture and livelihoods in the country's poorest areas, and strengthen the social security system.
Waterway police across the country will commence a raid on waterway traffic from today to the end of next month following guidance from the Ministry of Public Security.
Trade unions nationwide are organising a variety of activities to mark the annual Workers Month in May.
Australian students to study in Viet Nam

More than 300 Australian students will come to Viet Nam during the next 12 months to earn credit towards their Australian academic qualifications through clinical placements, short-term research projects and semester-based exchanges.

Strange disease identified as hepatitis
Strange disease identified as hepatitis

A strange disease that has affected 45 residents in the Central Highland province of Kon Tum's Ia Chiem and Dak Nang communes since May this year has been identified as hepatitis A, according to the provincial Health Department.

City to speed up canal upgrade
City to speed up canal upgrade

Officials from the HCM City Department of Transport and other agencies on Friday inspected the Tan Hoa-Lo Gom Canal Sanitation and Urban Upgrade Project as part of efforts to speed up work and complete it by the end of August.


Light it up with fire on Hue's Truong Tien Bridge Light it up with fire on Hue's Truong Tien Bridge

The 150-year-old Truong Tien Bridge, which spans over the renowned Huong (Perfume) River in Hue City, was lit up by fire in an installation by French artist Carabosse on Friday evening.

Hospital provides free asthma treatment Hospital provides free asthma treatment

The Bach Mai General Hospital will provide free check-up consultations and treatment to newly asthmatic patients on April 26, to mark Global Asthma Day (May 1).

Failure to address water pollution has consequences 1    Failure to address water pollution has consequences

Viet Nam needs to have a comprehensive, unified set of rules to control water pollution in the country, because the problem has assumed very serious proportions, experts and officials said at workshop yesterday.

Tokyo police release VNA flight attendant Tokyo police release VNA flight attendant

Vietnam Airlines announced on Wednesday that the Japanese authorities had released its 25-year-old flight attendant who had been arrested on suspicion of smuggling stolen goods.

Paean to people with disabilities Paean to people with disabilities

A photo exhibition in Dong Nai Province underscores the will and perseverance of 25 disabled people who overcame their situation to lead normal lives.