A woman in Ho Chi Minh City has donated nearly 30 liters of blood over the past 19 years and has been granted many certificates of merit thanks to her actions. She is Nguyen Thi Thanh Nhan, 52, now living in a rented house in Binh Hung Commune in Binh Chanh District. As of earlier this month, she has donated blood for 80 times. In 2010, Nhan was awarded a certificate to honor her record of donating the most blood in Vietnam. Early this year, she was shortlisted as one of five people with excellent volunteer deeds. Nhan recalled that she decided to donate blood for the first time when she visited a friend who was being treated at Binh Duong General Hospital, where she met a child who was suffering from leukemia. The child’s parents were so poor that they could not afford to buy blood to save him. Nhan then decided to volunteer to help by giving blood. After that, she visited the hospital periodically when the child needed more blood. "At the time, I had to catch … [Read more...] about Vietnamese woman donates 30 liters of blood over 80 sessions
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Three women: Regan Hofmann, editor-in-chief of the US POZ magazine, Bui Thi Hanh, project volunteer of UNAIDS in collaboration with the Vietnam Women's Union and someone from the Tra Ly Xanh group in Thai Binh answered HIV/AIDS-related questions raised by readers during the online dialogue held by Tien Phong Online newspaper on July 19 in Hanoi. At opening of the dialogue, deputy editor-in-chief of Tien Phong Online newspaper, Le Xuan Son, thanked the three guests for actively participating in the online dialogue. He also said that Vietnam over the past years has achieved success in fighting the lethal disease, especially in communication channels. Many people now have the correct knowledge about the ways the disease is transmitted and how to prevent it. However, a section of people do not have full knowledge about the disease and discriminate against people living with HIV/AIDS. The dialogue aimed to provide more HIV/AIDS-related information. Mr. Son expressed his admiration of … [Read more...] about Online dialogue with US and Vietnamese HIV-positive women about HIV/AIDS-related issues
Thien menh anh hung, Victor Vu's martial arts/historical movie, is one of the two best Tet releases this year, Bui Thac Chuyen's horror flick Loi nguyen huyet ngai being the other Anyone interested in Vietnamese cinema should watch the movies released during Tet. During this season, Vietnamese filmmakers made "commercial" movies, movies that they believe can sell. In this column, I'm going to review five Tet releases and one that came a few weeks earlier, while also taking a look at the big picture by examining the paths some of the filmmakers seem to be taking. I have reservations about some of them, while I believe others should be explored further. Critics have been kind to Vu dieu duong cong (The Dance of the Curves). I cannot see why. Nguyen Trong Khoa's movie aims high but falls short, reflecting a tendency to overreach that local filmmakers would well to jettison. Screenwriter Doan Minh Tuan, who heads the School of Cinema at the University of Theater and Cinema in Hanoi, once … [Read more...] about Vietnamese movies: art house or cash register?
Instead of doctors' warning of low child-bearing ability after 35 years old, many women dilly-dally to have children. Ho Thi Ha, 33, in HCM City, has got married for seven years but she did not want to have a baby until recently, after her parents-in-law pressed the couple to have a child. Ha and her husband went to the Tu Du Obstetrics Hospital for pre-exams. However, doctors said that Ha's oocyte volume has reduced and her eggs ovulate abnormally. Ha's ability to bear a child is very low, only several percentage. Ha's case is not rare. The number of women who face childbearing problems due to high age is on the rise at Tu Du Hospital. "Most of them are over 35," said doctor Ngo Thi Yen, chief of the hospital's Sexual Consulting Division. The Ngoc Lan obstetric clinic in District 1, HCM City provides consulting service to 50-100 women a day. Most of them are over 35 years old who face problems in having child. Meanwhile, the Obstetrics Ward of the HCM City Medical University … [Read more...] about Young Vietnamese women don’t want to have baby
Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE A Vietnamese-German doctor has been renowned for his contributions spanning more than a decade to the treatment of heart disease and the furtherance of surgical technology in his country of origin.Seeming quite reticent about his far-reaching efforts in Vietnam, Le Trong Phi, living in Germany, is the person to whom medical and educational institutions owe a great debt.Seminal amongst the contributions may be his role in providing modern surgical equipment and professional training for the medical staff at Da Nang Hospital, located in the eponymous city on the central coast of Vietnam.In 2006, he convinced the Heart for Heart Foundation for Life, a German nonprofit, to offer the hospital the financing for medical facilities, including advanced sonographic instruments, respirators and nearly one million … [Read more...] about With heart of gold, Vietnamese-German doctor wants to ‘make Vietnam better’ Info Alert Alert Chia sẻ bài viết qua e-mail