Viet Nam Government and International Partners on High Alert for Avian Influenza A (H7N9) Ahead of Lunar New Year (Tet)
Hanoi, 28 January 2014 –Viet Nam’s Government and international organizations are on high alert as human cases of H7N9 surge in China, and preparations for the Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday begin. A prime ministerial-level directive issued late last week has instructed all ministries and related institutions to intensify prevention and control measures to minimize the potential impact to human health, and limit economic losses to the poultry sector should the H7N9 virus surface in Viet Nam.
HA NOI, 1 January 2014 - The World Health Organization (WHO) in Viet Nam applauds a new helmet law that comes into effect on New Year’s Day 2014. As of January 01, Government Decree 171 will require that Viet Nam’s 40 million motorists wear helmets certified and labeled as meeting the national standard.
Hanoi, 1 December 2013 - On the 25th World AIDS Day, the United Nations congratulates the Government of Viet Nam for its achievements against the HIV epidemic, and calls on the nation’s leaders to make wise investments in the HIV response to ensure Viet Nam achieves national and global targets.
MANILA, 21 October 2013 - Dr Shin Young-soo was nominated today by WHO 's governing body in the Western Pacific for a second five-year term as Regional Director for the Western Pacific.
- Viet Nam Government and International Partners on High Alert for Avian Influenza A (H7N9) Ahead of Lunar New Year (Tet)
- WHO applauds new helmet law that comes into effect on January 1 2014
- United Nations in Viet Nam calls for smarter investment on AIDS to accelerate the Getting to Zero
- Dr Shin nominated for second term to lead WHO Western Pacific Region
Highlights from WHO Viet Nam
3 February 2014
Geneva, 3 February 2014 - The International Agency for Research on Cancer, the specialized agency of WHO for cancer, has launched "World cancer report 2014". The report reveals how the cancer burden is growing at an alarming pace and emphasizes the need for urgent implementation of efficient prevention strategies to curb the disease. In 2012, the global burden of cancer rose to an estimated 14 million new cases per year, a figure expected to rise to 22 million annually within the next 2 decades.
2 January 2014
Video: WHO bringing health to people
2 January 2014 - In 2013, WHO gained its one millionth follower on the microblogging service Twitter. As a token of gratitude, we share with you some of our 2013 highlights in the form of tweets. We selected some of our highlights from the health topics that were most important to our Twitter followers and Facebook fans. Thank you for sharing your topics in early December!
30 April 2013
FAQS on human infection with influenza A(H7N9) virus
Hanoi, 4 April 2013 – These Frequently Asked Questions on human infection with A(H7N9) influenza virus answer questions concerning the virus. The document also addresses what action has been taken and the support that WHO is providing. (UPDATED 30 April 2013)