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.
Good mental health in later life
Son La, 29 September 2013: Over the past decade the number of rabies deaths has been on the rise in Viet Nam from 34 deaths in 2003 to a peak of 131 deaths in 2007 . This year’s World Rabies Day brings together communities, authorities and health experts to raise awareness about the tools and technology available to prevent and eliminate rabies in both animals and humans.
Highlights from WHO Viet Nam
28 October 2013
HANOI, 28 October 2013 - Dr Babatunde Olowokure, epidemiologist and former team leader of the Emerging Disease Surveillance and Response (ESR) unit at the WHO Representative Office in Viet Nam, was awarded the People’s Health Medal from the Ministry of Health.
27 September 2013
HANOI, 27 September 2013 - A new national television campaign drawing further public attention to two major risk factors for road traffic injury in Viet Nam; drink-driving and the wearing of substandard helmets by motorcycle riders and passengers has been launched by the National Traffic Safety Committee with support from the World Health Organization.
25 September 2013
Ha Noi, 26 September 2013 - WHO, UNICEF and ‘Alive and Thrive’ are very concerned about the labeling and marketing of milk products for infants and young children currently on sale in Viet Nam.
Currently, the price of breast milk substitutes products is a controversial and hot issue in the mass media in Vietnam. Not only are they being sold at vastly inflated prices, but the health of Vietnamese children is potentially at risk.
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)