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RoK pharmaceutical firm transfers technology of 7 products to Vietnam

Genuone Sciences signed a business agreement with Vietnam’s Imexpharm Joint Stock Company on the transfer of technology for seven products, including medications for the treatment of cardiovascular and diabetes-related diseases.

Vietnamese doctor wins APAO blindness prevention award

Vietnamese doctor Nguyen Thanh Triet, director of Binh Dinh Hospital of Ophthalmology, has been honoured with the 2024 Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) Outstanding Service in Prevention of Blindness Award.

VN health sector makes stride in organ transplants

The health sector has made great strides in the performance of organ transplants.

Health ministry requests reports on wrong-patient surgery

The Ministry of Health said it has requested Lam Dong Province General Hospital to report the incident in which the hospital mistakenly provided X-ray results to a patient, leading to wrong surgery for this individual.

Liver cancer patients to be treated with Vietnamese technology

DrAid™ CT Liver Cancer Diagnosis & Treatment (D&T), which uses AI, will allow liver cancer patients to receive radical treatment thanks to early detection of the disease with no lesions missed, according to Truong Quoc Hung, CEO of VinBrain.

Int’l cooperation stimulates growth for HCM City’s health sector

International medical cooperation in Ho Chi Minh City has generated positive outcomes in recent years, contributing to improving the quality of medical services, protection, and care of people's health.

First child to have foetal cardiac surgery discharged after delivery

The first ever Vietnamese baby to have foetal cardiac surgery was born healthy and discharged on Monday, Children’s Hospital 1 in HCM City said.

Abnormal weather change heightens risk of disease transmission in Vietnam

Vietnam in 2023 has managed to have solid control over infectious disease situation, with the general goal of minimising the incidence and mortality from infectious diseases compared to the 2016-20 average.

18-year-old patient suffering incredible rare stroke saved

An 18-year-old female student was rushed to the emergency room, unable to move the left side of her body and experiencing severe speech impairment. Doctors diagnosed her with a rare form of stroke.

Coronavirus variant JN.1 continues to spread, genome sequencing required

The Ministry of Health (MoH) has ordered facilities to continue collecting samples from COVID-19 patients for genome sequencing as various infections with the JN.1, an Omicron sub-variant, are detected in HCM City.

Ho Chi Minh City sees sharp increase in number of JN.1 infections

Ho Chi Minh City, the most populous locality in Vietnam, has seen a sharp increase in the number of cases caused by the JN.1 sub-variant of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, the Ministry of Health has said.

Medical facilities face blood shortages ahead of Lunar New Year

The National Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion has said it still needs about 10,000 units of blood for treatment and emergency cases during the upcoming Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday that is due to last for seven days.

Vietnam celebrates first successful delivery after foetal heart surgery

In a historic medical breakthrough, Vietnam witnessed the first successful delivery of a baby over three weeks after having undergone foetal heart surgery.

Cancer screening model using AI to be deployed in Vietnam

An agreement signing ceremony to deploy the Nura general health check model, the first of its kind in Southeast Asia, took place on Saturday afternoon in Hanoi.

Health official warns of risk of COVID-19 spread during Tet

The surge in travel demand during Tet (Lunar New Year) is a favourable condition for diseases to spread, including COVID-19, a health official of Ho Chi Minh City has said.

Number of organs from brain-dead donors in Vietnam is lowest rate in the world

The number of donated organs from brain-dead people per year in Vietnam is just equal to 1/110 of the number in South Korea and 1/500 in Spain.

COVID-19 JN.1 variant detected in HCM City

The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Health said on January 24 that it has detected the appearance of the JN.1 sub-variant of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that is currently spreading rapidly around the globe.

Việt Nam successfully applies 3D-printing technology to treat bone cancer

Vinmec International General Hospital on January 22 announced its doctors have simultaneously replaced both the pelvis and part of the femur in one operation to treat a patient with an extremely rare type of bone cancer.

France and Vietnam co-operate in chronic disease management

Chronic diseases are a global concern, meaning France and Vietnam should work together to seek long-term solutions to this issue, French Ambassador to Vietnam Olivier Brochet said on January 22 at a workshop held in Hanoi.

Health Ministry calls for better health screening at borders during holidays

The Ministry of Health advises health inspection centres to stay updated on global infectious disease information, ensuring effective monitoring and prevention measures at border checkpoints.