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WHO welcomes launch of family medicine approach with training course for commune health doctors and commends Viet Nam’s commitment to Universal Health Coverage

Hoa Binh, 10 January 2018 --WHO welcomes the launch of a three-months training course for commune health workers in Viet Nam. The training course for doctors teaches new skills to detect and treat noncommunicable diseases such as diabetes, hypertension at the commune level and introduces principles of family medicine.

Encompassing universal health coverage: the role of national health insurance in Viet Nam’s HIV response

“Everybody Counts”, the slogan for World AIDS Day 2017, emphasizes the importance of accessible and quality HIV care and treatment services for everyone. In the Western Pacific Region, much of the progress achieved in providing access to HIV services has been due to substantial financial assistance from global health initiatives.

Stop misuse of antibiotics - Combat resistance

Vinh Phuc, Viet Nam, 13 November - The third World Antibiotic Awareness Week during 13 -19 November calls for stronger action from all sectors to stop the misuse and overuse of antibiotics to combat resistance. The National Steering Committee for Antibiotic Resistance, the Food and Agriculture organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are again joining forces to raise awareness about antibiotic resistance and responsible use of antibiotics.

Amid concern over drug resistance, Mekong countries call for accelerated action to eliminate malaria before 2030

NAY PYI TAW, MYANMAR 8 DECEMBER 2017 - Representatives from Cambodia, China, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam today called for accelerated action to eliminate malaria in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) by the year 2030.

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