With technical and financial support from the Resolve to Save Lives Foundation, the Ministry of Health (MoH) of Vietnam and the World Health Organisation (WHO) started the project to promote the management of hypertension and diabetes at commune health stations and provide communication on reducing salt intake. The Resolve to Save Lives Foundation will provide initial support to 11 provinces and cities to improve the capacity of their commune health stations in managing the two diseases. Dr. Truong Dinh Bac, Deputy Head of the MoH’s Department of Preventive Medicine, said that it is estimated that Vietnam has 12 million hypertension patients, but only 43% have been diagnosed and just 14% of them receive treatment, while 56.9% have not been detected. With diabetes, Vietnam has more than 3 million cases, of which 31% have been detected and 29% are undergoing treatment, while the remaining 68.9% are undetected. One of the main causes is the lack of preventive services, as well as … [Read more...] about Vietnam provided with support to deal with hypertension and diabetes
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VietNamNet Bridge - The demand for live chat in Vietnam has increased by 30 percent in the last two years, raising the market value to $20 million. Vietnamese internet users can access a website and find a chat window waiting for them, and can receive replies for their complaints after several minutes. They understand that tens of companies are competing to provide customer care services. LiveChat, the live chat support software provider, has released a report on customer behavior based on the figures it collected from 13,000 businesses in the world in 22 industries. The report said the demand for live chat all over the world has increased by 40 percent in the last two years, while the figure was 30 percent in Vietnam. Vietnamese internet users can access a website and find a chat window waiting for them, and can receive replies for their complaints after several minutes. They understand … [Read more...] about Multi-million dollar live-chat services expected to see big investments
Young Lives shows education link in lifestyle (07-03-2008) HA NOI — Poverty is more likely to persist in families with poorly educated parents, according to the second phase of a long term, international research project titled Young Lives. The survey also found that households with better educated parents were more likely to be better off. The study has been tracking about 3,000 children from 2002 in Ben Tre, Da Nang, Hung Yen, Lao Cai and Phu Yen. The second phase has shown that poverty is becoming more concentrated among those with low education. It also reported constant high poverty among ethnic minorities. In 2006, 66 per cent of families with maternal education below primary-school level were in the bottom 20 per cent, compared to only 47 per cent in 2002. The study confirmed that stunted growth is also linked to low parental education and that it can persist across generations. It can also relate to ethnicity. It revealed that learning is strongly associated with poverty … [Read more...] about Young Lives shows education link in lifestyle
Minister to chat online about property market (19-04-2008) HA NOI — Construction minister Nguyen Hong Quan will lead an online chat about the state of the nation’s property market next week. The two-hour chat, starting at 9am next Wednesday (April 23), will be accessible via www.VIET NAM.gov.vn; www.chinhphu.vn; www.baoxaydung.vn; or www.vietnamnet.vn. Questions can be submitted either ahead of time or through the live chat function on the afore mentioned websites. Internet users are requested to click on "Construction minister talks online" and follow the instructions. Organisers began receiving questions today and will continue to do so until 11am next Wednesday. The chat will focus on four specific areas of the property market: investment and development; transactions, buying and selling; prices; and managing, using and maintaining real estate. A particularly hot topic of late, the property market is drawing alot of interest from a broad spectrum of society. According to … [Read more...] about Minister to chat online about property market
The Hanoitimes - A live television programme linking Hanoi, Vientiane and Paris will be held on July 31, presenting images of the thousand-year history and culture of Thang Long-Hanoi to the world.A Vietnamese delegation of the Foreign Ministry and the Vietnam multimedia corporation (VTC) is on a trip to Laos to prepare for the event. Lao Minister of Information and Culture Mounkeo Oraboune was pleased as Vietnam has chosen his country as a place of the programme. Receiving the delegation in Vientiane on July 7, the minister affirmed Laos will create favourable conditions for the event, helping the Lao people, particularly the young generation, better understand the millennium anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi and the 450 th anniversary of Vientiane capital as well as the special solidarity, friendship and comprehensive cooperation between the two country.Tran Ngoc Diep, VTC Vice Director, said the live TV programme aims to promote Hanoi ’s thousand-year-old history … [Read more...] about Hanoi-Vientiane-Paris TV link presents Hanoi’s anniversary on Thursday.