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.
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.
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.
- Going the extra mile: Making Viet Nam’s Nationwide Measles-Rubella Immunization Campaign Work in Remote Areas
- World malaria report 2014: Scaling-up of effective malaria control dramatically reduces deaths
- Review of Viet Nam’s HIV treatment and care efforts highlights significant progress
- Viet Nam develops Ebola Virus Disease Laboratory Diagnostic Capacity
Highlights from WHO Viet Nam
1 August 2014
Visit the Photo exhibition for World Breastfeeding Week 2014
Ha Noi, 1 August 2014 - Mother milk - Life rewarded!The exhibition will show more than 100 pictures capturing moments of mothers breastfeeding their children throughout Viet Nam from the mountainous to rural and urban areas.
These pictures were taken by professional and amateur photographers, carrying a message to call for action by all mothers, breastfeed your children with your milk. It's natural instinct and an action of love that can be shown by all mothers to their children.
25 May 2014
Geneva, 12 May 2014 - Worldwide, 3.3 million deaths in 2012 were due to harmful use of alcohol, says a new report launched by WHO today. Alcohol consumption can not only lead to dependence but also increases people’s risk of developing more than 200 diseases including liver cirrhosis and some cancers. In addition, harmful drinking can lead to violence and injuries.
29 April 2014
Are you ready to prevent the spread of antimicrobial resistant germs? For 5 May 2014, WHO asks you to join us in highlighting the role of hand hygiene in combatting antimicrobial resistance (AMR).