HANOI, 31 May 2016 - Tobacco use is one of the leading risk factors for non-communicable diseases. The theme of this World No Tobacco Day is Getting Ready for Plain Packaging. WHO encourages countries all around the world to consider plain packaging as part of a comprehensive and multi-sectoral approach to tobacco control.
HANOI, 7 April 2016 – On World Health Day, the World Health Organization (WHO) in Viet Nam highlights the staggering global burden of diabetes and calls on all communities across the country to work together to effectively manage and prevent the disease.
MANILA, 2 MARCH 2016 - From 30 November to 11 December 2015, world leaders, climate change experts, representatives from the private sector and civil society organizations met in Paris to set a new standard for dealing with complex global problems posed by climate change. In all, 195 countries committed to limit the temperature increase to well below two degrees Celsius. This United Nations Conference of Parties on climate change, (COP 21) resulted in a major agreement and "a huge flame of hope."
Highlights from WHO Viet Nam
7 April 2016
The World Health Organisation is celebrating World Health Day on 7 April 2016, with the theme Together on the frontlines against diabetes to highlight the need for multistakeholder action to halt the rise of diabetes worldwide.
Diabetes is now a global epidemic with a serious impact on the quality of life of individuals and families. It is a chronic disease that requires life-long treatment and thus leads to high economic burden to people and society.
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.