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that will save thousands of newborn lives and prevent hundreds of thousands of complications each year from unsafe or outdated practices in newborn care in Viet Nam.
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.
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.