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Coronavirus: Dexamethasone proves first life-saving drug

Patients should be given the cheap drug without delay, after "fantastic" trial results, experts say.

Stalled vaccine programmes 'putting children's lives at risk'

Covid-19 is disrupting immunisation campaigns and could cause many preventable deaths, experts warn.

Protectionism no good for economies amid COVID-19: APEC expert

Some developing countries in Asia, including Vietnam, could still grow amid the COVID-19 pandemic due to an increase in domestic demands when the manufacturing sector recovers.

Coronavirus: AI steps up in battle against Covid-19

How machine learning is crunching data to search for drugs that could alleviate or cure Covid-19.

Coronavirus: When will the outbreak end and life get back to normal?

The huge challenge the world faces to find an exit strategy to end the lockdowns and return to normal.

Coronavirus: How close are we to a vaccine?

We answer some of the big questions about vaccines and how long one for coronavirus could take.

Vietnam is proactive in fight against avian influenza

Phung Duc Tien, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, talks to the Financial Magazine about the ministry's decision to fight African swine fever and avian influenza.

Vingroup pledges US$861,000 for coronavirus research in Vietnam

Nearly VNĐ20 billion (US$861,000) has been pledged by Vingroup to fund research projects on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).


Coronavirus: Will someone develop a vaccine?

Global pharmaceutical companies may not see enough profitability from developing a Covid-19 vaccine.

Vietnam, US jointly study vaccine against African swine fever

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has suggested the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) transfer virus samples to Vietnam to study and produce vaccine against African swine fever (ASF) in the country.

Vietnam seeks to produce nCoV test kits

Local health experts said that test kits would greatly help Vietnam deal with the situation.

American, Vietnamese experts develop African Swine Fever vaccine

A vaccine against African Swine Fever (ASF) is being developed in Vietnam.


Drug Administration tells provinces, cities to stock up on dengue drugs

The Drug Administration of Viet Nam has called on province and city health departments around the country to ensure they stock enough dengue fever medicines.

Vietnam needs 2 years to produce vaccine against African swine fever

The Vietnam Academy of Agriculture, following encouraging results from its experimental vaccine against African swine fever, is continuing studies to produce a vaccine.

Vietnam-made seasonal influenza vaccines available on market

The IVACFLU-S vaccines, which have been produced in Vietnam to protect against seasonal flu such as A/H1N1, A/H3N2, and B, are now available on the market, according to the Institute of Vaccines and Medical Biologicals.

Vaccine technology assessment expected to spur vaccine production

VietNamNet Bridge - Currently, Vietnam can only produce single vaccines with medium-level technology, while products can meet just 50 percent of demand. 

National scientific research program produces outstanding achievements

A vaccine for preventing A/H5N1 avian influenza, a vaccine for preventing respiratory and reproductive disorders in pigs, and successful research on robots are three of many achievements gained by national science & technology programs.

Eight dengue fever teams established by Health Ministry

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Health has established eight inspection teams to supervise and assist dengue-fever prevention activities in 18 localities suffering the most from dengue fever throughout the country.

US Senate set to approve $1.1 billion in Zika virus funding

 The U.S. Senate on Tuesday cleared the way for approval of $1.1 billion in immediate funds to battle the Zika virus that is linked to birth defects, well above what is in legislation pending in the House of Representatives.

Image: Monkey Island to serve medical research

 VietNamNet Bridge - About 1,000 monkeys are being bred in a semi-wild environment on an island in Quang Ninh province to serve medical research and production of vaccines.