HANOI - 1 July 2015 - A robust 15-year commitment helped Viet Nam exceed the Millennium Development Goal target for water and sanitation. Twenty-five years ago, roughly 2 out of 5 people in Viet Nam did not have access to improved sources of drinking water. Today, 98% of Viet Nam’s more than 90 million residents have access to improved drinking water sources and 78% uses toilets and latrines that meet international standards.
HANOI – 22 JUNE 2015 As of today, the World Health Organization formally certifies Viet Nam has a fully-equipped national regulatory system that ensures the safety and efficacy of vaccines produced and used in Viet Nam.
HANOI, 30 May 2015 – The World Health Organization has awarded the Minister of Health of Viet Nam, Professor Nguyen Thi Kim Tien, the World No Tobacco Day 2015.
HANOI - 23 MAY 2015 - Ban Ki-moon and Viet Nam's Deputy Prime Minister/Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh inaugurated the Green One UN House today—the first green certified UN House in the world and WHO's new home in Viet Nam.
- Viet Nam: Closer to bringing drinking water and sanitation to all
- National Regulatory Authority of Viet Nam Meets International Standards for Vaccine Regulation
- WHO recognises Viet Nam’s Minister of Health tobacco control accomplishments
- UN Secretary-General inaugurates new eco-friendly One UN building 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.