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.
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.
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
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.