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.

World Heart Day 2014: Salt Reduction saves lives

street food in vietnam - reduction of salt intake is an important measure to reduce cardiovascular diseases
WHO Viet Nam/M Dakin

Hanoi, 29 September 2014 - On World Heart Day, the World Health Organization (WHO) is calling on Viet Nam to take action on the overuse of salt by implementing WHO’s sodium reduction measures to cut the number of people experiencing heart disease and stroke and save lives.

Viet Nam’s animal and human health sectors unite #TogetherAgainstRabies

A dog being vaccinated for Rabies in Viet Nam
FAO/Ki Jung Min

Ha Noi, 28 September 2014 - On 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), and the World Health Organization (WHO) unite to eliminate rabies in Viet Nam.

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.