THANH HOA, 20 AUGUST 2015 - Viet Nam is a pioneer in bringing HIV testing services to communities and homes. A visit to a remote and mountainous village with a large Thai ethnic minority population in Thanh Hoa Province teaches us how HIV testing in people’s home is transforming the lives of HIV infected people as well as their families.
HANOI, 17 August 2015 – Dr Lokky Wai, the World Health Organization Representative (WHO) to Viet Nam presented his credentials to Mr Ha Kim Ngoc, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Viet Nam.
HANOI, 28 July 2015 – It is estimated that 1.45 million people die from viral hepatitis each year, and nearly 40% of global deaths occur in the Western Pacific. It is more than the combined death toll from HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria in our region.
HANOI, 14 JULY 2015 – The World Health Organization (WHO) is launching its “First Embrace” campaign today in Viet Nam, highlighting simple steps that will save thousands of newborn lives and prevent hundreds of thousands of complications each year from unsafe or outdated practices in newborn care in Viet Nam.
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.