23 JANUARY 2017 | HA NOI, VIET NAM - Policies to control tobacco use, including tobacco tax and price increases, can generate significant government revenues for health and development work, according to a new landmark global report from WHO and the US National Cancer Institute. Such measures can also greatly reduce tobacco use and protect people’s health from the world’s leading killers, such as cancers and heart disease.
HANOI, 11 JANUARY 2017 - The Health Partnership Group (HPG) met for the last time this Lunar Year, to discuss the National Action Plan to implement the SDGs including the health-related targets, in line with sectoral policies, strategies and plans. This was the first sectoral-focused discussion on the SDGs following the drafting of the SDG National Action Plan.
HANOI, 1 DECEMBER 2016 - on World AIDS Day, WHO encourages Viet Nam to address critical gaps that remain in the prevention, testing, and treatment of HIV and to move towards the global target to end AIDS epidemic by 2030. Viet Nam has demonstrated a high-level of commitment and innovative approaches in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
VINH CITY, 24/9/2016 - To celebrate World Rabies Day, the Ministry of Health of Viet Nam, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Health Organization (WHO), U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other One Health partners join hands to promote the message “Rabies: Educate, Vaccinate and Eliminate” to policy makers, animal and public health professionals, dog owners and the general public.
Highlights from WHO Viet Nam
12 December 2016
From 15 November to 15 December 2016 a national action month is being held in Viet Nam on Gender Equality and Prevention of Violence Against Women and Girls with the topic "Joining hands to end violence against women and girls".
In Viet Nam, 58% of ever-married women said that they had experienced at least one form of physical, sexual and emotional violence from someone close, at some point in their lives.
87% said they had been sexually harassed in public.
10% said they had been sexually assaulted by their spouses.
But 87% of victims did not seek help due to the lack of available services. Many were also afraid to speak up due to the fear of stigma, discrimination and further harassment.
On the occasion of the national action month, two WHO Viet Nam staff members speak out against Gender Based Violence.
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.