18 October 2018 | Hai Phong - To strengthen enforcement of smoke-free environment as defined under the Law on Control and Prevention of Tobacco Harms, the Ministry of Health, represented by the Tobacco Control (TC) Fund, and the Ministry of Police, with support from the World Health Organization (WHO) Representative Office in Viet Nam, held a one-day workshop on 17 October 2018 in Hai Phong, Viet Nam, with more than 200 police officers and hotel/restaurant owners/managers from the said city in attendance. The workshop aims to build capacity for police officers, hotel and restaurant owners in the implementation of smoke-free environment for healthy living. A similar workshop will be organized in Thai Nguyen city on 31 October.
12 October, Hanoi – In a move towards the development of a roadmap to end the use of white asbestos in roof production by 2023, the Ministry of Construction, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO) Representative Office in Viet Nam, held a technical consultation meeting on 12 October in Hanoi. Focusing on the harmful effects of white asbestos to human health, the meeting outcomes have established scientific evidence to support the said anti-asbestos initiative in the country.
Mr Nguyen Van Sinh, Vice Minister of Construction, Professor Dr Nguyen Thanh Long, Vice Minister of Health, and Dr Kidong Park, WHO Representative in Viet Nam, co-chaired the meeting.
MANILA, 8 October 2018 – Palau, Viet Nam, and Wallis and Futuna have eliminated lymphatic filariasis as a public health problem, bringing to 11 the number of countries and areas validated since 2000 in the World Health Organization (WHO) Western Pacific Region.
WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and Regional Director Dr Shin Young-soo marked the accomplishment by presenting certificates to representatives from Palau, Viet Nam, and Wallis and Futuna during the WHO Regional Committee for the Western Pacific, which opened today in Manila, Philippines.