HANOI, 12 February 2015 - The lunar new year (Tet) is a time of joy and celebration, but as with any holiday period that involves eating, drinking and travelling, the risk of exposure to avian influenza, food poisoning and road traffic injuries is heightened in Viet Nam.
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.
- Starting the year of the goat safe and healthy
- 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
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.