Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — The Ministry of Health has asked provinces and cities to strengthen HIV/AIDS control and prevention activities as part of the Central Party Steering Committee’s goal of eliminating HIV/AIDS in the country by 2030. The health ministry asked localities to improve HIV preventive measures, especially distribution of syringes and condoms to high-risk groups like drug addicts and prostitutes. Methadone programmes will be maintained and expanded to treat drug addicts. Communication activities will strengthen the community’s awareness and eliminate stigma and discrimination towards people living with HIV/AIDS. To strengthen HIV supervision and detection activities, HIV consultation, test and screening forms will be diversified at medical facilities, community and households. HIV test programmes should be carried out at the district level in mountainous and remote and ethnic minority areas, especially residential clusters with … [Read more...] about Localities to strengthen HIV/AIDS control and prevention
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Chairman of the Hà Nội People’s Committee Nguyễn Đức Chung has approved the establishment of a centre for disease control based on the restructuring of the Centre for Preventive Medicine in Hà Nội. — Photo anninhthudo.vn HÀ NỘI — Chairman of the Hà Nội People’s Committee Nguyễn Đức Chung has approved the establishment of a centre for disease control based on the restructuring of the Centre for Preventive Medicine in Hà Nội. Under the decision, the Centre for Preventive Medicine will be renamed as Hanoi Centre for Disease Control (Hanoi CDC) and have a total of 540 staff members. Measles risks Hà Nội has recorded 290 cases of measles so far this … [Read more...] about Hà Nội sets up centre for disease control
The Centre for Preventive Medicine in Hanoi (Source: chinhphu.vn) Hanoi (VNA) – Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung has approved the establishment of a centre for disease control based on the restructuring of the Centre for Preventive Medicine in Hanoi. Under Decision 4016/QD-UBND signed on August 6, after reshuffling, the Centre for Preventive Medicine will be renamed as Hanoi Centre for Disease Control (Hanoi CDC) and have a total of 540 staff members. The Hanoi CDC, which is under the direct control of the municipal Health Department, will provide counselling and organise activities on disease prevention and health risk reduction. The centre is also tasked with managing community health. Earlier, the Centre for Preventive Medicine was re-organised with the merger of nine units of the city’s preventive medicine system. In addition, the reproductive health care centre at the Hanoi Obstetrics and Gynaecology Hospital was moved to the … [Read more...] about Hanoi sets up centre for disease control
(CPV) - The Emergency Centre of Transboundary Disease Control (ECTAD) FAO was asked to participate and contribute to the Ministerial level meeting on the H7N9 national preparedness plan. The meeting was chaired by Minister of Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and engaged senior government officials from Ministry of Health, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Ministry of Public Security, Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Transportation, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Planning and Investigation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. These are some of the Ministries that are responsible to support MARD to prevent incursion of H7N9 into Viet Nam, and respond rapidly should the virus enter the country. Addressing workshop participants, Dr. Subhash Morzaria (Regional Manager, FAO ECTAD Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (RAP), on behalf of Mr. Konuma, the Assistant Director General and FAO Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific (RAP) stressed that active … [Read more...] about FAO ECTAD Viet Nam contributes to the preparedness plan for H7N9 control and prevention
China, where more than 700 people have been killed in floods so far this summer, has now warned of the dangers of heatstroke and drought and said lightning killed a record 141 people last month. And a bizarre report in the national English-language China Daily on Thursday said the high temperatures increased the chances of sleet and snow. The heatstroke warning from the Central Meteorological Station and the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention said people in the south, east and northwest would be in danger on Thursday and suggested they avoid exposure to sunlight. … [Read more...] about Flooded China warns of heat, drought – and snow?