Amongpeople who were honored at the event were US Consul General in Ho ChiMinh City Le Thanh An, Vice Director of Ho Chi Minh City University ofMedicine and Pharmaceu Prof. Do Van Dung and historian Nguyen Dac Xuan.
Addressing the ceremony, US Consul GeneralLe Thanh An said that the event aimed to further tighten the relationsbetween the two countries.
This is the second honouring ceremony, which is held by the committee every two years.-VNA
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A child in the southern province of Binh Duong receives a hepatitis B vaccine. Doctors said that vaccination can help control the disease effectively. — VNA/VNS Photo Duong Ngoc HA NOI (VNS)— The number of people suffering from the hepatitis B virus (HBV) in Viet Nam is on the rise, with the majority being hospitalised when their condition becomes serious, the chairman of the Viet Nam Association for the Study of Liver Diseases Dinh Quy Lan has said.According to their latest statistics, last year on average 35 people were diagnosed with hepatitis B every day, double the number recorded in…... [read more]
Health Deputy Minister Dr Cao Minh Quang said the ministry had asked the Vietnam Drug Administration to test samples from the batches of hepatitis-B vaccine as well as the combined diphtheria, whooping cough and tetanus (DPT) vaccine given to the two children. The ministry also urged the administration, the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemic (NIHE) and the National Expanded Programme for Immunisation (EPI) to work out plans to ensure the supply of hepatitis-B vaccine meets demand.The ministry also asked the Vaccine and Medial Bio-technology Product Verification Institute to complete the verification of Berna Biotech Company’s Hepatitis-B vaccine batches as…... [read more]
Many parents have refused the regular hepatitis B vaccine injection given to newborn babies despite the Ministry of Health’s decision to continue the vaccination within the first 24 after the birth. Many parents have refused the regular hepatitis B vaccine injection given to newborn babies after the recent fatalities in Quang Tri Province Concern was recently raised over the issue when three newborn babies in Quang Tri Province died immediately after receiving the hepatitis B vaccine injection. Nguyen Thi Nga, who gave birth at Hanoi Obstetric and Gynecology Hospital, said, “Before giving birth I told doctors and family members that…... [read more]
Vietnam News Agency. The treatment of hepatitis B is very costly, the department said, elaborating that it costs a patient VND60-200 million (US$2,765-9,218) per year to treat the disease, which attacks the liver, during a period of one to two years, experts estimated.Hepatitis B is the leading cause of liver cancer, with 25% of patients developing cirrhosis and then liver cancer if untreated, the department said.The hepatitis B virus is mainly transmitted through blood, from mother to children during birth, or via unprotected sexual intercourse, according to the department.Hepatitis B is a potentially life-threatening liver infection caused by the hepatitis B…... [read more]
The WHO Vietnam Country Office released the statistics on July 28 on the occasion of the second World Hepatitis Day. WHOsays globally, approximately 500 million people – or 1 in every 12 –live with either hepatitis B or hepatitis C. Yet awareness of theinfections and their risk factors remains very low. If left untreatedand unmanaged, hepatitis B and C can lead to liver cancer or cirrhosis.In Vietnam , liver cancer is the second leading cause of death inmen. “Developing national policies for the diagnosis andtreatment of chronic hepatitis B and C infections are criticalpriorities to prevent people from developing cirrhosis…... [read more]
The Ho Chi Minh City Hospital for Tropical Diseases (HTD) on July 28 hosted a meeting in response to World Hepatitis Day to raise public awareness about this deadly disease.Vietnam is one of the countries having a high rate of hepatitis. Based on epidemiological studies, the number of hepatitis B infections constitute from 10- 25%, and hepatitis C from 0.4 to 4.1% of the national population. In particular, the positive rate for hepatitis B makes up for 80% of all cases of viral hepatitis. Over the past 10 years, the incidence of viral hepatitis has trended upwards, especially since 2009.…... [read more]
The conference on vaccinating newborn babies against the disease was organised by the Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, with the aim of seeking ways to increase the number of babies vaccinated against virus.Speaking at the event, Deputy Minister of Health, Trinh Quan Huan, said that Vietnam was pushing hepatitis B vaccination nationwide, but being hampered by a lack of vaccines and complications caused by side-effects.Mr Huan stressed that the vaccination was very important, but the risk of side-effects was unavoidable. The vaccination would be carried out under strict conditions.The conference also discussed how to tackle the small number of vaccinated…... [read more]
Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien met with leading medical experts in Hanoi on July 24 to discuss issues related to the death of three newborns in central Quang Tri province after having hepatitis B vaccination.Minister Tien asked relevant agencies to cooperate with police forces to conduct further investigation into the three fatal cases. She also urged the Preventive Medicine Department to coordinate with the World Health Organization (WHO) to send samples of Hepatitis B vaccine given to the three infants in Quang Tri to a foreign independent organization for crosscheck.Nguyen Van Binh, Head of the Preventive Medicine Department, advised…... [read more]
President Triet stressed the importance of people-to-people diplomacy at a working session with the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) in Hanoi on March 11. He praised the union for its efforts to carry out the people’s diplomacy work, contributing to national construction and defence and the process of international economic integration. During protracted national wars of resistance, the strength of great national unity, international solidarity and support from progressive forces were important factors behind the country’s historic victories. He asked the VUFO to revitalise the people’s diplomacy work to meet the country’s requirements for development in the new era.…... [read more]
The Preventive Health Department under the Ministry of Health on Wednesday said that Vietnam is among the nine Western Pacific countries to be placed by the World Health Organization (WHO) on the list of nations where hepatitis B infection is alarmingly high, according to the Vietnam News Agency.The treatment of hepatitis B is very costly, the department said, elaborating that it costs a patient VND60-200 million (US$2,765-9,218) per year to treat the disease, which attacks the liver, during a period of one to two years, experts estimated. Source Tuoitrenews... [read more]