Viet Nam and WHO work together to make food safe from farm to plate

HA NOI, 7 APRIL 2015 - Diseases caused by unsafe food claim an estimated 2 million lives globally each year. The World Health Organization (WHO) in Viet Nam marks World Health Day (7 April) this year by applauding the government for its commitment to improve food safety in Viet Nam.

World Health Day 2015: Making Street Food Safe in Viet Nam

HA NOI, 5 APRIL 2015 - South-east Asia is known for its astonishing variety of inexpensive and delicious street food. In Viet Nam, eating street food is a local way of life. From quick snacks to entire meals, the Vietnamese capital Hanoi offers it all on the pavement. WHO sat down with Dr Nguyen Thanh Phong, Director-General of the Viet Nam Food Administration, to learn how Viet Nam makes its tasty street food safe for consumption.

WHO Supports Viet Nam in Gearing Up to End Tuberculosis

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.

Highlights from WHO Viet Nam

  • 3 February 2015

    Progressive Pathway Towards One Health Leadership

    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

    WHO gives UN Foundation Press Fellows Insight in Viet Nam’s Health System

    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.

  • 29 September 2014

    Viet Nam celebrates World Rabies Day 2014

    Hoa Binh, 27 September 2014 - On 27th September 2014, about 700 participants gathered in Hoa Binh province to celebrate World Rabies Day and to raise awareness about the impact of rabies on humans and animals.

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.