UN Secretary-General inaugurates new eco-friendly One UN building in Viet Nam

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon opens ONE UN House in Viet Nam
WHO Viet Nam/E Eraly

HANOI - 23 MAY 2015 - Ban Ki-moon and Viet Nam's Deputy Prime Minister/Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh inaugurated the Green One UN House today—the first green certified UN House in the world and WHO's new home in Viet Nam.

WHO hails Viet Nam’s Significant Progress in Preparedness and Response to Public Health Emergencies

Mr Kobza addressing APSED IHR Review meeting in Viet Nam May 2015
WHO Viet Nam/E Eraly

HANOI - 16 MAY 2015 - Viet Nam made substantial progress in preparing and responding to public health emergencies in the last nine years. This is the main conclusion of a joint review by the Ministry of Health of Viet Nam and WHO of the implementation of the Asia Pacific Strategy for Emerging Diseases (APSED) and the International Health Regulations (IHR) in Viet Nam, which took place from 10-15 May 2015.

Viet Nam Marks Third UN Global Road Safety Week to Keep Children Safe on Roads

united nations road safety week celebrations in hanoi vietnam
WHO Viet Nam/J Zak

Hanoi, 5 May 2015 - This week Viet Nam marks the Third UN Road Safety Week. At the request of the United Nations General Assembly, this year’s theme will focus on “Save Kids Lives” in Viet Nam.

World Malaria Day 2015: Protecting and strengthening gains for a malaria-free Viet Nam

Bednet for Malaria in Central province in Viet Nam
WHO Viet Nam/G Lokugalappaththy

HANOI, 24 April 2015 – With the theme “Invest in the future, defeat malaria”, the World Health Organization (WHO) in the Western Pacific Region urges Viet Nam to consolidate recent gains against malaria and accelerate efforts towards a malaria-free Region.

Highlights from WHO Viet Nam

  • 3 February 2015

    Progressive Pathway Towards One Health Leadership

    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

    WHO gives UN Foundation Press Fellows Insight in Viet Nam’s Health System

    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.

  • 29 September 2014

    Viet Nam celebrates World Rabies Day 2014

    Hoa Binh, 27 September 2014 - On 27th September 2014, about 700 participants gathered in Hoa Binh province to celebrate World Rabies Day and to raise awareness about the impact of rabies on humans and animals.

Highlighted publications

  • Antimicrobial resistance: global report on surveillance 2014
    Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) threatens the effective prevention and treatment of an ever-increasing range of infections caused by bacteria, parasites, viruses and fungi. An increasing number of governments around the world are devoting efforts to a problem so serious that it threatens the achievements of modern medicine. A post-antibiotic era – in which common infections and minor injuries can kill – far from being an apocalyptic fantasy, is instead a very real possibility for the 21st Century.
  • Avian Influenza A(H7N9) Response: An Investment in Public Health Preparedness 2013
    This publication tells the story of how the global community worked together to fight the shared risk. The information in this publication comes from the people who worked directly to control the threat of avian influenza A(H7N9) at all three levels of WHO: the WHO China Office, the Regional Office for the Western Pacific in Manila and WHO headquarters. This also highlights the joint China–WHO mission that epitomized collaboration in action.
  • Global tuberculosis report 2013
    This is the eighteenth global report on tuberculosis (TB) published by WHO in a series that started in 1997. It provides a comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of the TB epidemic and progress in implementing and financing TB prevention, care and control at global, regional and country levels using data reported by 197 countries and territories that account for over 99% of the world’s TB cases.