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Pilot project sends doctors to poor districts

Created 23 June 2017
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As many as 78 young doctors have been recruited for a pilot project on sending doctors to disadvantaged areas including mountainous and border areas and islands as of  June, the Health Ministry said at a press conference in Hanoi on June 22. 

Mosquito alert: Dengue fever spreading across Vietnam

Created 23 June 2017
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Ten fatalities have been reported so far this year, mostly in the south of the country.

Mosquito alert: Dengue fever spreading across Vietnam

 

Combined treatment lifts TB/HIV patient burdens

Created 22 June 2017
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A Ministry of Health (MoH) pilot programme to combine tuberculosis and HIV treatments for TB/HIV co-infected patients in medical centres at district and commune levels has yielded positive results, experts said.

First heart-transplant patient in southern region discharged

Created 22 June 2017
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The first patient who had successfully underwent a heart transplant in the southern region was discharged from Ho Chi Minh City-based Cho Ray Hospital on June 21, just 22 days after the surgery.

 

Hepatitis B vaccination rate among newborns remains low

Created 22 June 2017
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Only 68 per cent of infants in the country receive hepatitis B vaccination within the specified two days of birth, according to the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology.

Central province to build first int’l general hospital

Created 22 June 2017
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The central province will build the first International General Hospital in the central city of Quảng Ngãi with total investment of VNĐ1.1 trillion (US$48.7 million) following a Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) model.

 

Vietnam’s medical sector prepares for advanced organ transplant procedures

Created 21 June 2017
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Medical breakthroughs in organ transplantation and "regeneration" for many patients after liver, kidney and most recently a lung transplant surgery have been successfully conducted are the driving forces encouraging Vietnamese organ transplant experts to take on the difficult task of conducting limb, face, bowel and uterus transplants.

Vietnam starts testing HIV prevention pill

Created 17 June 2017
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A study will assess the effects of the drug in Ho Chi Minh City before the health ministry makes a decision about an extension.

Vietnam starts testing HIV prevention pill

 

Health ministry urges proactive prevention of dengue fever

Created 16 June 2017
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The Ministry of Health has urged people to take actions to prevent dengue fever amid increasing infections nationwide.

By 2020, most hospitals must have social activities: Health Ministry

Created 16 June 2017
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The Ministry of Health ordered hospitals nationwide to include social activities into assessment standard for medical workers’ behaviors.

 

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