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Vietnam yet detects children with acute hepatitis of unknown origin

Viet Nam has yet recorded any cases of acute and severe hepatitis of unknown origin in children, said a representative of the Department of Preventive Medicine under the Ministry of Health.

Abbott’s answers to in chronic diseases

The FreeStyle Libre brought by Abbott, a global healthcare leader, is a first-of-its-kind wearable sensor-based technology that gave people with diabetes in Vietnam a better way to manage their condition.

Another corruption case in healthcare sector revealed

A new criminal case in which suspects inflated the price of rapid-test kit prices has been discovered. Previously, newspapers had reported turmoil in test kit prices.

Hospitals struggling for autonomy

Adding to the challenges brought forward last year, a lack of hospital fee increases in 2021 could put top-tier public hospitals in a war of nerves as they attempt to obtain autonomy.

Hospital's neonatology dept recognised for its expert care of premature, low birth-weight babies

The medical staff at Hung Vuong Hospital’s Department of Neonatology in HCM City have been recognised for saving thousands of premature babies each year.

Free shelter for kidney failure patients in Vinh Long

A kindhearted couple in the Mekong Delta province of Vinh Long has run a free shelter for kidney dialysis patients and their relatives for more than two years, sharing their financial burden and giving them a second home.

Platelet donors help save the lives of many people

Nguyen Thi N, 39, had to be rushed to hospital when she was 36 weeks pregnant because her platelet level was just 5 grams per litre of blood (G/L) while the normal human platelet count ranges from 150-400 G/L.

Digital health development: More thumb-ups for businesses ready

Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Truong Son talked about future orientations for the health sector's development.

Abbott - A trusted partner in transforming Vietnam’s healthcare

For 25 years expanding in Vietnam, Abbott has continuously offered Vietnam with breakthroughs in nutrition, medicines, diagnostics and medical devices.


Vietnam selected as only Asian pilot country in UK’s new global healthcare partnership

Vietnam has been selected as the only Asian pilot country in a new global healthcare partnership founded by the World Economic Forum (WEF), the UK-based London School of Economics (LSE) and British pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca.

Frontline doctor nominated as outstanding citizen of Hanoi

During the crucial time when the COVID-19 pandemic was developing in a complex and unpredictable manner, the sacrifice and dedication of medical staff throughout the country were widely acknowledged and admired. 

Vietnamese consume double recommended salt intake level daily: health official

Tran Quoc Bao, head of the Non-communicable Diseases Control Division under the Ministry of Health's General Department of Preventive Medicine, talks to local media on the health risks of eating too much salt.

Vietnamese healthcare marks important digital milestone of 1,000 telehealth facilities

The Ministry of Health (MoH) announced the launch of 1,000 healthcare facilities equipped with telehealth centres, marking another milestone in the sector’s digital transformation.

More young people suffering from kidney failure

The number of people suffering from kidney problems was increasing in Vietnam, and kidney failure had begun to harm more and more young people, doctors have said.

Vietnam poised to enter peak season for dengue fever in October and November

Due to the nation’s location in the tropical region of Southeast Asia, Vietnam typically sees cases of dengue fever throughout the year, 

Hanoi strengthens hand, foot and mouth disease and diphtheria prevention

Hanoi’s Department of Health has asked preventive medicine units and facilities in the city to strengthen diseases prevention.

VN Medical Services Administration partners with eight NGOs in improving rehabilitation activities

The health ministry’s Medical Services Administration will partner with eight local and international NGOs in rehabilitation activities to improve life quality and community integration of the disabled in Vietnam

New tech heading up healthcare industry

Digital transformation in the healthcare sector is expected to move faster than ever on the back of new milestones and upcoming legal foundations, illustrating bright future prospects for ventures.

Thriving health apps conquer local market

The international health emergency currently plaguing the world has initiated a surging demand in digital healthcare in Vietnam, opening doors for telemedicine startups offering solutions that go well with social distancing efforts. 

Technology changes VN healthcare services

The technology of a Vietnamese startup is helping hundreds of thousands of people to
have access to online medical examinations with doctors via video calls.