World malaria report 2014: Scaling-up of effective malaria control dramatically reduces deaths

Bednet for Malaria in Central province in Viet Nam
WHO Viet Nam/G Lokugalappaththy

Hanoi, 9 December 2014 - The number people dying from malaria has fallen dramatically since 2000 and malaria cases are also steadily declining, according to the "World malaria report 2014". Between 2000 and 2013, the malaria mortality rate decreased by 47% worldwide. Viet Nam follows the global trend. In 2013, 17 128 people were diagnosed with Malaria in Viet Nam of which six died.

Review of Viet Nam’s HIV treatment and care efforts highlights significant progress

HIV/AIDS Testing in Dien Bien province in Vietnam
WHO/C Doan

Hanoi, 1 December 2014 - On World Aids Day, a WHO, Viet Nam Authority of HIV/AIDS Control (VAAC), and partners review reveals Viet Nam has made significant progress in enhancing the benefits of HIV treatment.

Viet Nam develops Ebola Virus Disease Laboratory Diagnostic Capacity

Ebola Virus Disease Laboratory diagnostics training course in Viet Nam
WHO Viet Nam/E Eraly

HA NOI, 21 October 2014 - A team of seven Vietnamese laboratory researchers has been trained to test for the Ebola Virus Disease as part of ongoing efforts of the Vietnamese government and international partners to prepare for a possible case of Ebola Virus Disease in Viet Nam.

Viet Nam Launches Largest Measles-Rubella Immunization Campaign with United Nations Support

WHO and UNICEF work to ensure that the hardest to reach children have access to vaccines and has provided vaccine communication support to the Government, health care workers and teachers in the lead-up to the launch.
UNICEF Viet Nam\2014\Truong Viet Hung

Ha Noi, 11 October 2014 - Viet Nam's largest-ever, national immunization campaign against measles-rubella (MR) was launched at the Le Quy Don school in Hanoi with the presence of Vice President of the State Mme Nguyen Thi Doan and Minister of Health Associate Professor Mme Nguyen Thi Kim Tien.

Highlights from WHO Viet Nam

Highlighted publications

  • Antimicrobial resistance: global report on surveillance 2014
    Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) threatens the effective prevention and treatment of an ever-increasing range of infections caused by bacteria, parasites, viruses and fungi. An increasing number of governments around the world are devoting efforts to a problem so serious that it threatens the achievements of modern medicine. A post-antibiotic era – in which common infections and minor injuries can kill – far from being an apocalyptic fantasy, is instead a very real possibility for the 21st Century.
  • Avian Influenza A(H7N9) Response: An Investment in Public Health Preparedness 2013
    This publication tells the story of how the global community worked together to fight the shared risk. The information in this publication comes from the people who worked directly to control the threat of avian influenza A(H7N9) at all three levels of WHO: the WHO China Office, the Regional Office for the Western Pacific in Manila and WHO headquarters. This also highlights the joint China–WHO mission that epitomized collaboration in action.
  • Global tuberculosis report 2013
    This is the eighteenth global report on tuberculosis (TB) published by WHO in a series that started in 1997. It provides a comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of the TB epidemic and progress in implementing and financing TB prevention, care and control at global, regional and country levels using data reported by 197 countries and territories that account for over 99% of the world’s TB cases.