Priority has been given to offering healthcare services to disadvantaged people and ethnic minority groups. Currently, Vietnam is on the right path to perfect its own socialist-oriented market economy and to develop the country’s economic development model, according to Ho Trong Hoai, Director of the Institute of Science Socialism. Hoai noted that Vietnam could learn useful lessons from the development model promoted by Nordic countries. During a workshop themed “Continuity and Change in the Nordic Society Model - Adapting to a Digital Age” held in Hanoi on February 19, Hoai elaborated that the Nordic countries are believed to have achieved a range of successes in developing their economies and societies towards democracy, justice, and civilization. These European countries have topped the world in terms of development criteria for the past years, maintaining high levels of political stability, persistent economic competitiveness, and extremely good welfare … [Read more...] about Selective approach to pre-eminent welfare model sought
The zero tolerance approach to punctuation
Leaders from across major sections of Vietnamese civil society are taking on a new role in a nation-wide campaign to promote zero tolerance of wildlife crime through consumer behaviour change. At a workshop in Hanoi on Tuesday, four prominent civil society organisations (CSOs), with guidance from local communications experts and government agencies, including the Central Committee for Propaganda and Education and the National Center for Health Communication and Education, agreed to begin to disseminate new, highly-targeted messages to reduce demand for illegal wildlife products in Vietnam. The workshop, organised by TRAFFIC (the wildlife trade monitoring network) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), aimed to support TRAFFIC's consumer behaviour change programme to reduce demand for rhino horns in Vietnam. The programme's messages are tailored using consumer research and feedback to address the specific motivations for using rhino horn among identified consumer groups. … [Read more...] about Civil society groups call for zero tolerance of wildlife crime
Alcohol impairment is a major risk factor in Vietnam that cannot be tolerated, said the Global Road Safety Partnership, an organization working towards improving road safety. "A zero-tolerance approach to enforcing legislation that gets alcohol-impaired drivers and riders off the road before someone is injured or killed is one of the most effective of road safety interventions," Gayle DiPietro, a GRSP official, said in a statement released Monday. … [Read more...] about Road safety group calls for zero tolerance for drunk driving
In the morning of 06 March 2011, Deputy Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee Le Truong Luu attended and delivered a speech to congratulate on the opening ceremony of the project" Integrated approach to vulnerable people to cope with natural disasters in Central Vietnam" performed by JICA through Kyoto University and Hue College of Agriculture and Forestry. In the period of 2006-2009, under JICA's support, Hue College of Agriculture and Forestryin collaboration of Kyoto University-Japan carried out the project" Enhancing the community's capacity to cope with natural disasters". The project was performed in some communes in the province and got remarkable results. In the period of 2010-2013, Hue College of Agriculture and Forestry continues to get the assistance from JICA and the cooperation of Kyoto University- Japan to carry out the project "Integrated approach to vulnerable people to cope with natural disasters in Central Vietnam" in Hong Ha commune (A Luoi district) and … [Read more...] about Opening the project” Integrated approach to vulnerable people to cope with natural disasters in Central Vietnam”
The public health approach to HIV/AIDS chronic care is patient-centric. As with other chronic illnesses, such as diabetes and hypertension, patients manage their care. Patients need to be educated about the disease so that they can make informed decisions on adherence and management, and be prepared to deal with the challenges of living with a chronic disease. They need to know when and how to interact with the health services available in the community. For example, a person on treatment who may experience diarrhoea should know when to rush to the health facility for medical attention, that is if blood is present or there is associated fever, or when to relieve the symptom with a locally available remedy. … [Read more...] about What is a patient-centred approach to HIV/AIDS care?