Starting the year of the goat safe and healthy

A couple buying a traditional Peach blossom for the lunar new year TET celebrations in Hanoi, Viet Nam
WHO Viet Nam/C Doan

HANOI, 12 February 2015 - The lunar new year (Tet) is a time of joy and celebration, but as with any holiday period that involves eating, drinking and travelling, the risk of exposure to avian influenza, food poisoning and road traffic injuries is heightened in Viet Nam.

Going the extra mile: Making Viet Nam’s Nationwide Measles-Rubella Immunization Campaign Work in Remote Areas

WHO Immunization officers Dr Makiko Iijima and Dr Toda Kohei visit rural Kim Thuy village, Le Thuy district, Quang Binh province, Vietnam to monitor the Measles-Rubella immunization campaign
WHO Viet Nam/E Eraly

Ha Noi, 19 December 2014 - The first phase of the national Measles Rubella immunization campaign has been completed. Read more about how Quang Tri province reaches a very high Measles Rubella immunization coverage through sound planning.

World malaria report 2014: Scaling-up of effective malaria control dramatically reduces deaths

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

Hanoi, 9 December 2014 - The number people dying from malaria has fallen dramatically since 2000 and malaria cases are also steadily declining, according to the "World malaria report 2014". Between 2000 and 2013, the malaria mortality rate decreased by 47% worldwide. Viet Nam follows the global trend. In 2013, 17 128 people were diagnosed with Malaria in Viet Nam of which six died.

Review of Viet Nam’s HIV treatment and care efforts highlights significant progress

HIV/AIDS Testing in Dien Bien province in Vietnam
WHO/C Doan

Hanoi, 1 December 2014 - On World Aids Day, a WHO, Viet Nam Authority of HIV/AIDS Control (VAAC), and partners review reveals Viet Nam has made significant progress in enhancing the benefits of HIV treatment.

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.