"We are constantly looking for other areas to cooperate with the government. We bring to the table expertise in healthcare management, in regulatory affairs, even in logistics." - Lennor Carrillo, general director at Roche Pharma Vietnam During Roche’s 28 years in Vietnam, the company has moved beyond its traditional role as a pharma company and partnered with the government, hospitals, and doctors to improve the entire healthcare ecosystem. Could you share some highlights and difficulties of the journey? Roche celebrated its 125th birthday globally, and in that time span, we’ve tried to go beyond the drug-patient kind of approach and make a bigger impact. In Vietnam, aside from the government, additional partners that we have worked with include the Vietnam Medical Association, the Bright Future Fund, the National Cancer Institute, the National Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion, and other medical institutes and hospitals. A good example of the partnership we … [Read more...] about Roche Pharma Vietnam co-creating partnerships in sustainable health
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Nitin Kapoor-Chairman and general director AstraZeneca Vietnam At AstraZeneca, our scientists, lab researchers, medical, regulatory and corporate affairs teams, amongst others, have worked tirelessly to see this day. We told ourselves that this is probably the only chance in our lifetime to play such an important role in fighting a pandemic of this scale. It was our duty to offer our best to protect the people. We worked closely with the Vietnamese government, the Ministry of Health, VNVC, and other partners to deliver and support the bilateral donations of more than 70 million doses of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine. Our motivation was to ensure that Vietnam would be one of the first countries in Asia to have access to vaccines to save lives. Vietnam now possesses one of the highest vaccination rates in the world, and we cannot be prouder of what we have accomplished together. But as a healthcare company, our responsibility does not stop there. While the hardest part of the … [Read more...] about AstraZeneca: three healthcare priorities in the new normal
Singaporean players Jin Yujia and Wong Jia Ying Crystal (red) play against Albo Airah Mae Nicole and Pomar Thea Marie of the Philippines in the women's doubles on May 16 at the Bắc Giang Sports Competition Hall. — VNA/VNS Photo Danh Lam By Việt Thắng HÀ NỘI – Việt Nam and Singaporean players are heading to the semi-finals in the women's team badminton after successful matches on May 16. The women's team badminton quarter-finals were between Việt Nam and Malaysia, and Singapore and the Philippines at the Bắc Giang Sports Competition Hall. Việt Nam’s players put on a dominant show right from the start, defeating Malaysia’s team in three matches, and losing one match. In the opening game, Nguyễn Thùy Linh, the top seed in Việt Nam’s women's team, used her home advantage and the enthusiastic cheers of local audiences to prevail over her opponent Nurshuhaini Siti (Malaysia). Nurshuhaini was blown away 21-9 and 21-8. Linh said she recognised that her … [Read more...] about S’pore, VN women cruise to badminton semis
The following is the full text of the speech. “SINCERITY, TRUST AND RESPONSIBILITY FOR A BETTER WORLD” Dear Dr. John Hamre, President and CEO of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Ladies and gentlemen, I am very happy to visit the Center for Strategic and International Studies for the first time today, though this is far from the first time I hear of the CSIS, a top American think tank in the field of foreign strategies and policies and international issues. Seventy-seven years ago, President Ho Chi Minh, the national hero of Vietnam and great man of culture, prefaced the Declaration of Independence establishing the Democratic Republic of Vietnam with this untarnishable fact, “All men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of happiness.” This was the spirit enshrined within the 1776 Declaration of Independence of the United States of America; it … [Read more...] about Remarks by PM Pham Minh Chinh at CSIS in Washington D.C.
President of Greece Katerina Sakellaropoulou visited the Temple of Literature in Hà Nội on Monday. — VNA/VNS Photo An Đăng HÀ NỘI — Visiting President of Greece Katerina Sakellaropoulou toured the Temple of Literature in Hà Nội and attended a tea party hosted by Vice President of Việt Nam Võ Thị Ánh Xuân on Monday. Sakellaropoulou is paying an official visit to Việt Nam from May 15 to 19 at the invitation of Vietnamese President Nguyễn Xuân Phúc. At the tea party, the Vietnamese Vice President welcomed the positive results of talks between the two presidents, expressing her belief that the visit by Sakellaropoulou would promote Việt Nam-Greece cooperation in a practical and intensive manner. Xuân thanked the Greek President for her warm sentiments to a high-ranking delegation from Việt Nam during an official visit to the European nation last November, as well as for donating 250,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Việt Nam when the COVID-19 situation in the country was dire. … [Read more...] about Vice President hosts tea party for visiting Greek President in Temple of Literature
Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính meets UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russel in New York on May 16 (US time). — Photo from the Việt Nam Government Portal NEW YORK — Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính said Việt Nam cherished cooperation with United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) over the past 40 years and its contributions to global efforts protecting and caring for children. He made the remarks while meeting with UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russel in New York on May 16 (local time) as part of his trip to the US. The Vietnamese PM noted that from a sole recipient of humanitarian assistance, Việt Nam had become a trusted partner of the UN and UNICEF on many fronts. Việt Nam supported UNICEF Strategic Plan for 2022-25 towards 2030, including the emphasis on children’s rights such as every child has the right to study and life skills, to be protected from abuse and violence, to get access to clean water, hygiene and safe environment, etc. – all of which are also the goals … [Read more...] about PM Chính thanks UNICEF for help in Việt Nam’s successful COVID-19 vaccination rollout
A blind woman in the northern province of Bac Giang is calling for help as she faces kidney failure, but her family are too poor to cover the treatment. Trieu Thi Yen, 46, from Yen Dung District has been suffering from kidney failure for 14 years. She has to come to Bac Giang General Hospital for dialysis three times a week. Yen and her son Yen said that she was blind since birth. In 2005, she started working for a massage facility for the blind in Hai Duong Province. Then, three years later, she gave birth to her son Trieu Van Hung. When her son was three years old, she faced tiredness and oedema. She also lost breast milk. She was diagnosed with the final stages of kidney failure. She was totally shocked. Due to financial difficulties, she could not afford to buy powdered milk for her child. Instead, she had to use dilute soup to feed him. Nguyen Tien Manh, vice chairman of Dong Phuc Commune People’s Committee, said that Yen’s family was among the poorest in … [Read more...] about Alling woman in Bac Giang in desperate need of support