Speaking at meeting to review the health and population target program for the period of 2016 – 2018 organized by the Ministry of Health, the Minister said that after three-year implementation, the program has so far gained good achievement such as expanded medical networks, under control emerging diseases, no outbreak of big epidemic and down death toll and infection cases. Additionally, the program guaranteed its success in eliminating poliomyelitis, tetanus amongst infants and vaccination rate of over 95 percent amongst children below one years and pregnant women. Malnutrition rate amongst children reduced from 17.5 percent in 2010 to 13 percent in 2018. Furthermore, localities have focused non-communicable disease prevention and developed healthcare in schools. The country has lowered the rate of people living with HIV in the community to 0.3 percent and the fresh HIV-infection cases and people live longer healthily, said Minister Tien. Likewise, the program provides … [Read more...] about District-level medical centers improved for non-communicable disease prevention
Heart disease prevention program
The mother of an eight-month-old infant from the Mekong delta province of Dong Thap lamented looking at her kid who is in the isolated room in the Children Hospital No.1. one week before, the father was having fever with rash and then the infant had fever also. Accordingly, medical workers in the local clinic gave same drugs. However, the baby’s illness showed no sign of abating, as a result, the baby was rushed to Ho Chi Minh City Children Hospital No.1 where doctor diagnosed him to have measles. There is also an other eight-month-old infant from the Mekong delta province of Long An in the isolated room, who was hospitalized on August 31. According to her grandma, she had just returned home from the hospital for treating heart disease. For a few days, she had rashes on body; accordingly, she was taken to the hospital where she was diagnosed to have measles. Head of the infectious and neurological diseases department at the city’s Children’s Hospital No.1, Dr. Truong … [Read more...] about Parents warned to vaccinate kids as measles begins to come back
(VEN) - What if you didn't have to diet or take supplements? What if you could trust that what you consume is designed to keep you in optimum health instead? Well, that’s almost a reality. Ironically, it’s our propensity for a sedentary lifestyle and fast food that’s helping to drive demand for healthier products to consume, and thus a bourgeoning research industry in support of nutritious foods and ingredients, beverages, dietary supplements, nutricosmetics and personal care. At the upcoming Vitafoods Asia exhibition, you can see exactly how the food, supplement, beauty and pharmaceutical industries are being transformed by innovators and scientists who are working to deliver optimal health in what you consume. The exhibition is a full-service look into the nutraceuticals industry, from its key ingredients, to contract manufacturing and labelling to services & equipment and branded finished products. Along with what is being offered commercially, there’s … [Read more...] about How science is shaping the future of nutritious consumables?
Beans themed vegetarian buffet at MetropoleBy Quynh Anh A delicate and healthy vegetarian dish served at Metropole - PHOTO: QUYNH ANH HCMC - The Metropole Wedding and Convention Center is offering vegetarian buffet “Saigon Vegetarian Dishes” with the theme “Beans” from August 10, 2018 to September 10, 2018 (spanning the entire seventh month of the lunar calendar), featuring a variety of healthy vegetarian dishes made of beans or bean-based. Beans are an affordable source of protein, fiber, vitamins and other nutrients that offer many health benefits. They may contribute to heart health and help reduce the risk of diabetes and cancers. Red bean nutrition has been linked to reduced risks of cancers, heart disease and diabetes, and can also help with blood cholesterol level and weight control. Black beans are prized for their high protein and fiber content, and several other key vitamins and minerals that are known to benefit human health. Black beans may … [Read more...] about Beans themed vegetarian buffet at Metropole
At the press conferenceThe information of the annually held activity, which aims to celebrate the 62nd year of the traditional day of the Vietnam Youth Federation and the 128th birthday of President Ho Chi Minh, was announced during a press conference held by the Vietnam Youth Federation and the Young Doctors’ Association on May 7th. Having already been held nine times, this year, the festival will help give free medical check-ups, medicines and presents to 100,000 people; reproductive health consultancy and family planning as well as presents to female workers in industrial and export processing zones; free eye surgeries to 500 elderly people and heart surgeries to children; check-ups for chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes and heart; and training on first aid to 5,000 teachers and nutrition to parents of 700 pre-schools’ and primary schools’ pupils, according to Nguyen Kim Quy, Deputy President of the Vietnam Youth Federation. “Under the program, teams … [Read more...] about Thousands of young doctors join voluntary healthcare program