Public health

Health care policy and administration

Dengue Fever Infections on the Rise Nationwide

149 cases of dengue fever have been reported in the last nine days, with two deaths attributed to the disease. According to a report by Lao Post, more than 1,000 cases of dengue fever have been confirmed in Laos this year. The Centre of Information and Education for Health, ...

Latsamy Phonevilay

Govt to hire jobless to offer health advice

The government may employ public health volunteers to advise on how to prevent disease transmission as certain business activities reopen from the lockdown today. Speaking at the Ministry of Public Health, Sathit Pitutecha, the ministry’s deputy minister, said the government is concerned about the large number ...

APINYA WIPATAYOTIN

COVID-19: Vietnam Winning New War Against Invisible Enemy

Vietnam, just south of coastal China, is the 15th most populous country in the world with 97 million people. According to its Ministry of Health (MoH), as of April 13, there were 262 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 144 recovering or discharged from hospitals, and no ...

Anis Chowdhury in Sydney and Jomo Kwame Sundaram in Kuala Lumpur

Sub-decree to transfer health services ‘closer to the people’

The National Committee for Sub-National Democratic Development (NCDD) has approved a draft sub-decree to improve the provision of health services in a quality, safe, effective and equitable manner. Consisting of eight chapters and 27 articles, the sub-decree outlines the delegating of authority in health service provision ...

Mech Dara

Laos combating dengue fever

Lao health officials and medical staff at hospitals across the country, are endeavouring to combat the increasing number of dengue fever cases in 2019. Many hospitals in the capital of Vientiane have converted corridors and meeting rooms into wards due to a lack of space to ...

Progress made on medical cannabis, but challenges are ahead, Cannabis Walk Thailand was told

Although Thailand is still lagging behind other countries in developing cannabis-based medication, Thai medical researchers hope frozen knowledge could be renewed and extended to serve patients’ needs, especially in the field of traditional medicine. The latest progress on medical cannabis was shared with participants in a ...

Piyaporn Wongruang

Over 10,000 have stroke in Mekong delta annually

Mekong delta has more than 10,000 stroke patients of 200,000 stroke cases, making up 5 percent of the cases reported in the whole country, said founder of the Stroke International Services Dr. Tran Chi Cuong. The founder made the statement at the international seminar “ Updating ...

Mekong Delta region now in peak season for dengue fever

A 10-year-old boy who suffered from multiple organ failure after contracting dengue fever has been discharged from the hospital after a more than month-long recovery period, according to the HCM City Paediatrics Hospital. Keep reading ...

Mekong Delta provinces voice concern over shortage of healthcare specialists

Thirteen provinces in the Mekong Delta region are facing a shortage in physicians, prompting delegates to raise concerns over the issue at a conference on August 7 on healthcare specialists and staff training. They called on Can Tho University of Medicine and Pharmacy (CTUMP) to ...

Mekong Delta on the alert against swine flu

Provinces in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta are taking measures to prevent the spread of swine flu A/H1N1 in the region. The rainy season is an ideal environment for many seasonal diseases and puts the region under high risk of a swine flu outbreak. Keep reading ...

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