He was the director of the National Institute for Cancer Control from 2010 and the director of the K Hospital, or the National Cancer Hospital, in Hanoi from 2016 until assuming the new post. … [Read more...] about Vietnam has new deputy health minister but yet to fill minister seat
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In his speech, Long shared Vietnam’s experience in combating the COVID-19 pandemic, highlighting the leadership role of the entire political system, and the Government’s drastic direction with a strategy “proactive prevention - early detection - quarantine and treatment”. … [Read more...] about Vietnam attends ASEAN-US health ministers’ meeting
Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long speaks at the conference. Long spoke highly of the U.S.'s cooperation with and support to ASEAN member states through the sharing of information, disease response strategies, research on vaccine and medicine for COVID-19 patient treatment, and building a regional disease control model. … [Read more...] about Vietnam attends ASEAN-U.S. health ministers’ meeting
This is how most people experience the arguably most urgent health disaster in Việt Nam - the effects of air pollution. Hà Nội last year ranked as the second most polluted city in Southeast Asia after Jakarta with an Air Quality Index (AQI) often hovering around 200. This means that Hanoian’s breath air that is classified as unhealthy or very unhealthy most of the time. Hồ Chí Minh City mostly has lower AQI but still commonly classified as unhealthy for sensitive groups. … [Read more...] about How to mitigate the health disaster of air pollution – can the successful Vietnamese Covid response teach us some lessons?
Speaking at the event, Dr. Jun Nakagawa from the World Health Organization said about 380,000 deaths a year in Vietnam result from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and that NCDs are blamed for 73 percent of all deaths nationwide. More than 40 percent of these deaths occur in people under the age of 70, Nakagawa added. … [Read more...] about Operation of commune-level health clinics should be standardised: Minister