The Ministry of Health has urged health departments nationwide to strengthen inspection and crackdown on businesses that illegally speculate and sell influenza drugs, rapid testing kits and other medical device to help preventing flu at rising prices.
In the face of dangerous infectious diseases like COVID-19 and dengue fever, the Government leader said proactive prevention and control of monkeypox must be carried out with the spirit of “one step ahead, one level higher” to avoid concurrent outbreaks and to protect people’s lives and public health.
The 108 Central Military Hospital is among five hospitals to receive the Asia Pacific Hand Hygiene Excellence Award and Innovation Award 2021 for excellently performing hand hygiene at the Hand Hygiene Excellence Award Ceremony 2022 in Singapore on July 28.
It is likely that monkeypox will eventually appear in Việt Nam since the country is open for travel and trade, and so it needs to have plans to deal with it and limit community spread, US agency Centre for Disease Control and Prevention has said.
The World Health Organization (WHO) will continue to share information with Việt Nam on developments of monkeypox and support the country in the prevention and control of the disease, Dr. Socorro Escalante, Acting WHO Representative in Viet Nam, told the media on Tuesday.
Hospitals in Hà Nội have reported an increasing number of people infected with influenza A since early this month, even though the flu is usually more prevalent during the transition between winter and spring.
Việt Nam has recorded new cases of mild Omicron BA.5 variant and experts are worried it could become more and more predominant. To better understand the effectiveness of vaccination against COVID-19, Phạm Quang Thái, head of the northern regional office of the National Expanded Programme on Immunisation (NEPI) talks to Sức khoẻ&Đời Sống (Health and Life) online newspaper about the issue
The HCM City chapter of the Việt Nam Red Cross Society in coordination with grassroots agencies in Thủ Đức City and 21 districts launched a city-wide communication campaign on dengue fever and hand, foot, and mouth disease prevention on July 3.