Although Việt Nam has obtained some achievements in improving the quality of its population there still room for improvement, said Đỗ Xuân Tuyên, deputy minister of health.
Việt Nam targets reducing the rate of underweight and malnousished children under five to less than 15 per cent by 2030.
A unique charity run raised VNĐ 3.5 billion (US $150,000) to combat neonatal mortality and strengthen newborn care.
Maternal and child mortality rates could be reduced in Việt Nam if hospitals actively seek solutions to prevent medically adverse events and medical errors, the Maternal and Child Health Department of the Ministry of Health has recommended.
Việt Nam has outperformed some ASEAN neighbours including Cambodia, Indonesia and the Philippines in keeping children safe and happy, but inequality is holding its poorest children back, a report revealed.
Old habits die hard, but Y Ngọc, 38, from Đăk Sao Commune in Central Highlands Kon Tum Province’s Tu Mơ Rông District is determined to make a difference in her village’s reproductive healthcare for women.
Medical experts are warning against what they see as an anti-vaccine campaign that is being waged on social media.