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.
Many hospitals still ignore social workers
Many Vietnamese social workers lacked a professional touch, but their role was still being ignored by most hospitals, said Tran Quy Tuong, deputy director of the Ministry of Health Medical Services Administration.
Doctors working at 80 per cent of medical stations in the Central Highlands
Health care for ethnic minority people in the Central Highlands region is improving as more trained doctors go to work at commune and ward-level medical stations, according to the Central Highlands Steering Committee.
Unhygienic toilets blamed for epidemics
About 26 per cent of the country's population are using unhygienic toilets, according to statistics released by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).
USAid funds children's rehabilitation centre
The central city of Da Nang's Hospital for Women and Children officially opened a new rehabilitation department for children with help from the US Agency for International Development (USAID).
Three baby formula brands have been penalised after products imported from China were found to contain more than the permitted content of trans-fatty acids, which can cause heart disease.
Health insurance would be compulsory for all, according to a draft on amendment to the Law on Health Insurance.
Dengue fever ravages central provinces
Unusual weather and a lack of awareness on how to prevent disease amongst local residents are believed to be behind the sharp increase in the cases of dengue in the central provinces.
No MERS-CoV, H7N9 cases reported so far in Viet Nam
No cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) and avian influenza H7N9 have been reported so far in Viet Nam, a health official has said.
Traffic accidents kill six in southern provinces
Three people died yesterday when a 16 seater bus collided head on with a motorbike travelling in the opposite direction in Tan Thanh District, Binh Duong Province.
Horse-blood pudding poisons 50
Fifty people were poisoned in northern mountainous Lao Cai Province on Wednesday after eating horse-blood pudding at a local wedding.They are recovering in the provincial general hospital.

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Mekong summit calls for greater riparian co-operation Mekong summit calls for greater riparian co-operation

Mekong River riparian countries have improved co-operation since the first Mekong River Commission (MRC) summit held in Thailand four years ago, a senior Vietnamese official has said.

Viet Nam attempts to hold back deadly measles strain Viet Nam attempts to hold back deadly measles strain

The head of Viet Nam's General Department of Preventive Medicine, Tran Dac Phu, announced on Tuesday that the department would work to contain the outbreak of measles over the coming months.

Da Nang plans a greener future Da Nang plans a greener future

The central city of Da Nang will have a face-lift as it becomes a green city following the Prime Minister's decision on the city's adjusted master urban plan for 2030 and 2050.

Delta households face water shortage Delta households face water shortage

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Ha Noi to host National Shooting Cup 1    Ha Noi to host National Shooting Cup

The National Shooting Cup is scheduled to take place in the Ha Noi-based National Sports Training Centre from April 16 to 24.