HANOI, 24 MARCH 2015 - While the fight against tuberculosis (TB) is gaining momentum, too many people still suffer from the disease in Viet Nam. In 2013, 9 million people developed TB and 1.5 million died from the disease. Viet Nam ranks 13th among the 22 countries with the highest TB burden in the world. On World TB Day (24 March 2015), the World Health Organization (WHO) in Viet Nam calls for sustained commitments in the fight against TB and scaled-up actions to combat drug resistant TB
Don’t Be Late! Follow the National Immunization Schedule and Make Sure Your Child’s Vaccinations are Up-to-Date!
HANOI 23 MARCH 2015 - As children’s health is one of the most important priorities for parents, it is important to ensure timely childhood immunization and adherence to Viet Nam’s national vaccination schedule. All vaccines under Viet Nam’s national Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) are free of charge, without shortage of supply, at commune Health Centers across Viet Nam.
HANOI, 12 February 2015 - The lunar new year (Tet) is a time of joy and celebration, but as with any holiday period that involves eating, drinking and travelling, the risk of exposure to avian influenza, food poisoning and road traffic injuries is heightened in Viet Nam.
- WHO Supports Viet Nam in Gearing Up to End Tuberculosis
- Don’t Be Late! Follow the National Immunization Schedule and Make Sure Your Child’s Vaccinations are Up-to-Date!
- Starting the year of the goat safe and healthy
- Going the extra mile: Making Viet Nam’s Nationwide Measles-Rubella Immunization Campaign Work in Remote Areas
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.