At the working session (Photo: VNA) Bac Lieu (VNA) – The Vietnam Sea and Island Week 2019 is scheduled to take place in the Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu. Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Quy Kien had a working session with local authorities on May 10 to discuss about the event as well as the Action Month for the Environment and World Environment Day 2019. Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Duong Thanh Trung said the organisation of the aforesaid events will contribute to promoting the dissemination of the Party and State’s policies and laws on environmental protection and sea and island defence. The preparation for the events has been being carried out on progress, he said, adding that the province will map out more specific plans to ensure their success. At the working session, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment approved a draft plan for organising the events, which are due to take place in late May and … [Read more...] about Vietnam sea, island week 2019 to be held in Bac Lieu province
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Participating delegates join a 10,000-steps walking programme at the event (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The Ly Thai To Statue Square in downtown Hanoi was bustling with activities marking World Health Day 2019 on April 7. Speaking at the launching ceremony of the event, Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien said the celebration of the day responses to the Vietnam Health Programme, which focuses on primary health care, and encourages people’s proactive engagement in concerted efforts to boost Vietnamese’s well-being. She urged locals to take practical moves for their own health via walking 10,000 steps per day, updating health knowledge, and joining early screening for non-communicable diseases like diabetes, cancer, and hypertension. Kidong Park, the World Health Organization Representative in Vietnam, said the World Health Day this year promotes universal health coverage, aiming to ensure all people and communities have access to quality health services without … [Read more...] about Vietnam celebrates World Health Day 2019
Over the past decade, Vietnam has made significant progress toward achieving universal health coverage (UHC) for its population and increased political and monetary commitments to advance UHC. Achieving UHC is one of the key targets for the Government of Vietnam and of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and creating strong Primary Health Care is a foundational component for both. “Vietnam will require continued strong government leadership and commitment, as well as multi-sectoral actions to address the changing health needs. With more investment in primary health care, both financially and in the health workforce, we can make UHC a reality in Viet Nam.” said Dr. Kidong Park, WHO Representative in Vietnam. “A primary health care approach is the most efficient and cost-effective way to maintain a health system and to make care accessible to all individuals and families in a community and all around the world. Decades of experience of HAIVN … [Read more...] about World Health Day 2019 organized in Thai Nguyen Province
World Health Day in 2019 falls midway between the Global Conference on Primary Health Care held in Astana, Kazakhstan in October 2018 and the High-level Meeting on universal health coverage to be held at the United Nations General Assembly in September 2019. The Day will serve as an opportunity to communicate about the importance of equity in health-care services, not only for the health of individuals, but also for the health of economies and society at large. Over the past decade, Vietnam has made significant progress toward achieving universal health coverage (UHC) for its population and increased political and monetary commitments to advance UHC. Achieving UHC is one of the key targets for the Government of Vietnam and of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and creating strong Primary Health Care is a foundational component for both. At the event. Source: baothainguyen.org.vn “Vietnam will require continued strong government … [Read more...] about World Health Day 2019 celebrated
Viet Nam News By Sri Lankan Ambassador Hasanthi Urugodawatte Dissanayake Sri Lanka is the essence of a people renowned for their hospitality, stunning landscapes, rich biodiversity and a wealth of incredible, immersive experiences on offer for travellers. Within a mere area of 65,610sq.km lie eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites, 1,330km of coastline - much of its pristine beach, 15 national parks showcasing an abundance of wildlife, nearly 202,343ha of lush tea plantations, 101,171 of botanical gardens, 350 waterfalls, 25,000 water bodies, and a culture that extends back over 2,500 years, with well-preserved archaeological monuments, mostly from the country’s Buddhist heritage, one of the world’s most scenic rail routes. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that the year 2019 is marked with many remarkable milestones for Sri Lanka’s tourism industry, with Lonely Planet naming Sri Lanka as the top country for travel and recognising Colombo City, the commercial capital … [Read more...] about 2019 Sri Lanka: where all roads lead to!