• World Population Day, July 11: Focus on Family Planning

    Being able to plan how many children to have and when to have them is a recognized human right. Family planning is essential to slowing population growth, women’s empowerment and gender equality.

  • Stepping up Efforts to Save Mothers' Lives

    Every minute, another woman dies in pregnancy or childbirth. Every minute, the loss of a mother shatters a family and threatens the well-being of surviving children. For every woman who dies, 20 or more experience serious complications. These range from chronic infections to disabling injuries such as obstetric fistula. Maternal death and disability rates mirror the huge discrepancies that exist between the haves and the have-nots both within and between countries
  • Men’s desire for sons boosts births

    Dissemination of gender equality information remains the most important tool to minimising the gender imbalance and soaring growth of the population, according to the director of the Population and Family Planning General Department Nguyen Ba Thuy.
  • Ensuring that Every Pregnancy is Wanted

    At least 200 million women want to use safe and effective family planning methods, but are unable to do so because they lack access to information and services or the support of their husbands and communities. And more than 50 million of the 190 million women who become pregnant each year have abortions. Many of these are clandestine and performed under unsafe conditions.

  • Campaign on family planning, women’s health

    Health authorities in 28 coastal cities and provinces will set up mobile teams by the end of next month to spread knowledge on prenatal and paediatric health care.
  • Protecting Mothers in Risky Situations

    In a crisis or refugee situation, one in five women of childbearing age is likely to be pregnant. Conflicts and natural disasters put these women and their babies at risk because of the sudden loss of medical support, compounded in many cases by trauma, malnutrition or disease, and exposure to violence. UNFPA seeks to make motherhood as safe as possible during crisis situations by helping those who want to delay or avoid pregnancy and by providing care before, during and after delivery.

  • PCR early diagnosis helps reduce mother-to-child HIV transmission

    (CPV)- Vietnam has around 2 million newborns each year; 3,000 of them are born by HIV-infected mothers, according to statistics from the Vietnam Administration of AIDS Control (VAAC), under the Ministry of Health (MOH).
  • Ninh Thuan: Maternal and child healthcare services improved

    Deputy Health Minister Tran Chi Liem and UNICEF chief representative Jesper Morch have led a working team to southern coastal Ninh Thuan province to supervise the operation of UN-funded children and reproductive healthcare projects in the province.
  • UN and Ministry of Health appeal for investment in women’s health

    The Ministry of Health and United Nations in Vietnam vowed to continue investment in women’s health and ensure continued progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals despite the recent global economic crisis, in an appeal at a press briefing today
  • Training for Management Board of Happy Family Clubs

    In order to heighten knowledge and skills for the Management Board of Happy Family Clubs, the WU of Bac Ninh organized training for 140 Management Board members of Happy Family Clubs in the province

  • Thanh Hoa Women’s Union increases care, consultancy and support for people with HIV/AIDS

    A training course on increasing care, consultancy and support for people with HIV/AIDS and anti-HIV/AIDS activities has just been held by the Thanh Hoa Provincial Women’s Union for 70 volunteers and information providers from districts of Tho Xuan and Ngoc Lac, Bim Son town and Thanh Hoa city and staff from the provincial Women’s Union.

  • Overseas Vietnamese helps to upgrade family health service

    With the help of woman doctor Bui Kim Hai, a Belgian of Vietnamese origin, many programmes focusing on public health in Vietnam have been sponsored by the Belgian government and free check-ups provided by US doctors in Ho Chi Minh City and other localities.

  • Government works to fight super flu

    Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan has asked the Ministry of Health to prepare enough materials, equipment and means of transport to cope with a super flu outbreak.

  • New partnership aims to optimize development assistance for health

    Ha Noi, 23 April 2009 - Last week the newly formed Health Partnership Group, led by the Ministry of Health of Viet Nam and including UNICEF, WHO, UNFPA and UNAIDS as well as other development partners, held their first meeting and adopted a joint Statement of Intent to guide their work together. The Statement aims to make development assistance for health more efficient and effective, and contribute to the achievement of Viet Nam’s health development goals.

  • Vietnamese girls put on the pounds

    The beauty of Vietnamese girls is legendary. The image of charming girls riding bicycles along streets with long black hair falling over slender shoulders is engraved in many memories.
  • Vietnam signs up for WHO’s ‘Save lives: Clean Your Hands’ campaign

    The Ministry of Health signed a pledge with the World Health Organization (WHO) on April 20 to take part in the First Global Patient Safety Challenge titled “Save lives: Clean Your Hands.”
  • Towards universal healthcare

    Nation’s healthcare system still has a long ways to go, says World Bank conference.
  • HCM City health conference focuses on maternal deaths

    More than 2,000 local and international doctors and health experts yesterday shared their expertise about medical research and surgical techniques during a conference on reproductive health in HCM City.

  • Action Month for Food Hygiene, Safety launched

    A ceremony to launch ‘Action Month for Food Hygiene and Safety’ was held on April 11, Hanoi, by the Department of Food Hygiene and Safety.
  • Post-natal healthcare service sees two years of success

    Two years after its establishment, the Centre for Home Reproductive Healthcare Services has proven effective in helping the National Obstetrics Hospital handle its patient load.