HANOI, 11 June 2013 – On the 10th anniversary of World Blood Donor Day (14 June), the World Health Organization (WHO) urges governments to strengthen national blood systems in building stable bases of voluntary, unpaid donors who regularly give blood. “Demand for blood continues to grow faster than supply, a fact that makes safe blood more precious than ever and today’s message even more urgent,” says WHO Regional Director for the Western Pacific Dr Shin Young-soo.
HANOI, 30 May 2013 - Tobacco related illnesses are a leading cause of death in Viet Nam, with an estimated 40,000 people dying each year – more than a hundred a day. More than 47% of adult men smoke, making Viet Nam one of the countries with the highest male smoking rates in the world.
Viet Nam Government and International Partners Join Forces to Strengthen Prevention and Response against Avian influenza A (H7N9)
Hanoi, 06 May 2013 – In response to the emergence of a new strain of avian influenza A(H7N9) in China, Viet Nam’s Government has called on international partners to help mobilize resources to ensure early detection, prevention and control of the H7N9 virus in order to limit transmission and minimize the disease impact in both human and poultry populations in Viet Nam.
- Marking ASEAN Dengue Day 2013
- Working towards self-sufficiency in safe blood and blood products
- Smoke-free tourism cities at the forefront of implementing tobacco control measures in Viet Nam
- Viet Nam Government and International Partners Join Forces to Strengthen Prevention and Response against Avian influenza A (H7N9)
Highlights from WHO Viet Nam
23 May 2013
FAQS on novel coronavirus
Hanoi, 23 May 2013 – These Frequently Asked Questions on on novel coronavirus answer questions concerning the virus. The document also addresses what action has been taken and the support that WHO is providing. (UPDATED 23 May 2013)
9 May 2013
Phnom Penh/Hanoi 9 May 2013 - The emergence in the Greater Mekong Subregion of resistance to artemisinin, the frontline drug against malaria, poses a serious potential threat to global health, WHO Regional Director for the Western Pacific Dr Shin Young-soo warned here on World Malaria Day.
Delegates at the Geneva meeting expressed strong support for the ideas underlying universal health coverage: that everyone, irrespective of their ability to pay, should have access to the health services they need, without putting their families at financial risk.
30 April 2013
FAQS on human infection with influenza A(H7N9) virus
Hanoi, 4 April 2013 – These Frequently Asked Questions on human infection with A(H7N9) influenza virus answer questions concerning the virus. The document also addresses what action has been taken and the support that WHO is providing. (UPDATED 30 April 2013)