1 February 2016 — WHO announced today that the recent cluster of neurological disorders and neonatal malformations reported in the Americas region constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. This comes after the International Health Regulation Emergency Committee agreed that a causal link between this cluster and Zika virus disease is strongly suspected. It constitutes an “extraordinary event” and a public health threat to other parts of the world.
25 November 2015 -- WHO releases a new tool for medical and legal professionals to ensure that proper evidence is collected in cases of sexual violence to help bring justice for victims. The goal is to end impunity for perpetrators of sexual violence and help eliminate violence against women. Globally 1 in 3 women has been a victim of physical/sexual partner violence in her lifetime.
HANOI, 16 November 2015 – The World Health Organization in Viet Nam (WHO) and the government of Viet Nam have joined hands to organize the first national Antibiotic Awareness Week from 16-22 November. Antimicrobial resistance in Viet Nam is adversely affecting the health of the population and weakening the health care system.
TAM KY, 26/9/2015 - In response to World Rabies Day, the Ministry of Health of Viet Nam, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Health Organization (WHO) and World Animals Protection (WAP) join hands to stop Rabies in Viet Nam and to promote the message “Let’s End Rabies Together by vaccinating dogs” to policy makers, animal and public health professionals, dog owners and the general public.
Highlights from WHO Viet Nam
3 February 2015
At the opening of the third One Health Conference in Ha Noi, the UN recognized One Health (OH) accomplishments that Viet Nam has achieved to-date, but also emphasized on a long road ahead for Viet Nam to become a regional OH leader. Given the threat posed by new and emerging diseases the UN still urged for stronger cooperation between human, animal and ecosystem health under the ‘One Health’ umbrella.
1 February 2015
Hanoi - Early January 2015, the United Nations in Viet Nam hosted a group of eight international journalists. The reporters, who came from a variety of countries and major media outlets, had been selected to participate in a press fellowship led by the United Nations Foundation. The goal of the week-long fellowship was to give them an opportunity to see first-hand the health challenges and successes in Viet Nam, with a particular focus on child health and immunization.