Vietnam strives to expand family doctor model by 2020

Vietnam strives to expand family doctor model by 2020

An average of at least 80 percent cities and provinces in Vietnam will implement family practitioners by 2020, said Associate Professor Luong Ngoc Khue, head of the Health Ministry's Department of Medical Examination and Treatment at a conference on family healthcare on November 9.

Health Ministry frets increase in number of HIV-infected people

Health Ministry frets increase in number of HIV-infected people

The Health Ministry specially concerned about an increase in the number of people infected with HIV in the community, said Deputy Health Minister Nguyen Thanh Long said that the At a conference to review HIV/AIDS prevention mission in first six months yesterday.

Health ministry launches “Healthy Lung” portal

Health ministry launches “Healthy Lung” portal

The Medical Examination and Treatment Department under the Ministry of Health, in coordination with the AstraZeneca multinational pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical company, launched the “Healthy Lung” portal in Hanoi on August 16.

Health Ministry  to adjust health insurance policy in grass-root clinics

Health Ministry to adjust health insurance policy in grass-root clinics

Adjustments to health insurance policy in grass-root clinics is needed when Vietnamese Ministry of Health increased information to change local governments and residents’ notion of primary healthcare and importance of medical clinics in districts pouring more investment in these facilities.

At Lao Bao international border gate (Source: VNA)

Vietnam records no Ebola virus infection

Vietnam has not recorded any Ebola infections to date, deputy head of the Health Ministry’s Preventive Medicine Department Dang Quang Tan has announced.