General News

  • Save the Children Japan (SJC), Japan’s non-governmental organization, will provide VND61 billion ($3.3 million) for three projects in the northern mountainous province of Yen Bai. The news was released at a meeting between a delegation from the...

    Wednesday, 16th December, 2009
  • The northern province of Vinh Phuc has received almost $1.39 million in aid from 21 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and international cooperation agencies to implement charity projects in 2008-2009. These organizations, including MCC, GEDA...

    Wednesday, 16th December, 2009
  • The health and safety of agricultural workers and the role of the Vietnamese Farmers Association were on the agenda at a seminar in Hanoi on Dec. 4.  Working in an agriculture environment exposes many workers to dangerous toxic elements,...

    Wednesday, 16th December, 2009
  • Vietnam’s Minister of Health Nguyen Quoc Trieu has approved a plan to expand cancer prevention and treatment network across the country between 2009 and 2020, the Nhan dan newspaper reported Dec. 8. Under the plan, Vietnam will build an...

    Wednesday, 16th December, 2009
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) will send 1.2 million doses of ArepanrixTM A/H1N1 vaccine to Vietnam from now until February 2010.
    The WHO representative office in Vietnam said on Dec. 9 that ArepanrixTM vaccine produced by...

    Wednesday, 16th December, 2009
  • The health insurance fund continues to suffer a deficit of nearly VND2 trillion (around $117.6 million) in 2009 with overspending 15%, higher previous deficits in 2007 and 2008. Explaining the deficit for 2009, Nguyen Minh Thao, a senior official...

    Wednesday, 16th December, 2009
  • Vietnam’s National Assembly and the International Parliament Union (IPU) co-organized an Asia-Pacific conference on strengthening parliaments’ role in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Hanoi Dec 10.  The two-day conference attracted the...

    Wednesday, 16th December, 2009
  • The German Reconstruction Bank (KfW) signed a loan worth US$7.3 million with the Vietnam-Germany Hospital in Hanoi on December 11. Speaking at the ceremony, Hospital Director Nguyen Tien Quyet said his hospital and the German side have cooperated...

    Wednesday, 16th December, 2009
  • Vietnam has had 14 liver transplant cases so far, 50 percent of which were performed by the HCM City-based Children’s Hospital No 2.
     Hospital Deputy Director Truong Quang Dinh said that although hospital fees are partly covered by...

    Wednesday, 16th December, 2009
  • Food safety inspectors in Vietnam’s central city of Danang found melon seeds offered for sale in Ha market, Hai Chau district containing a carcinogenic agent named Rhodamine B, the Sai gon Giai phong newspaper reported Dec. 10. The product was...

    Wednesday, 16th December, 2009