Rate of mother-to-child HIV transmission falls to 3.6 percent
Ho Chi Minh City has seen a downward trend in dengue-fever disease, but a surge in hand-foot-mouth disease since August, particularly in the new school year, according to the Preventive Health Centre in HCM City.
The Ministry of Health has issued a warning that the current season, when students gather for the new school year, is the time when the number of hand-foot-mouth disease cases among children is on the rise.
Dengue fever cases in the Mekong Delta increased by 125 percent in the first 15 days of July 2017 compared with the same period last year.
As many as 78 young doctors have been recruited for a pilot project on sending doctors to disadvantaged areas including mountainous and border areas and islands as of June, the Health Ministry said at a press conference in Hanoi on June 22.
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will continue sending Japanese volunteers in the fields of sports and health to the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho in 2017.
National Expanded Immunisation Programme’s attainments in 30 years.
The 2017 Orbis Flying Eye Hospital Programme was launched in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on May 8 with the two main partners of Can Tho Eye and Odonto- Stomatology Hospital and Pediatrics Hospital.
A national vaccination information management system will be applied at all vaccination facilities in Hanoi from April 1 in a bid to increase vaccination rates for under-one children in the city.
A new outbreak of avian influenza A virus subtype H5N1 has been detected in the central province of Ha Tinh, according to the Department of Animal Health under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.