Public health

Hospitals and clinics

Thai hospitals roll out ninja robots to help combat Covid-19

Thai hospitals are deploying “ninja robots” to measure fevers and protect the health of overburdened medical workers on the frontlines of the coronavirus outbreak. First built to monitor recovering stroke patients, the machines have been quickly repurposed to help fight the disease, which has so far ...

Alita Sharon

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 ...

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 ...

Mekong Delta hospitals struggle to keep skilled doctors

Many doctors at public hospitals in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta are reportedly quitting their jobs to seek opportunities at private hospitals due to low salaries, pressure in the workplace, and a shortage of favourable policies. Keep reading ...

Comparison of the health determinants of the people in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS)

The health of the population and the health service system are influenced by many factors, known as health determinants. []However, there is a dearth of literature on the influence of health determinants regarding the health service system and the health status of the people in the ...

Dr. Kanjanee Phanphairoj & Dr. Ritzmond Loa

Fake Pharma thrives on the Mekong

Fake pharmaceuticals are continuing to flood into clinics and hospitals across Asia despite crackdowns by global counterfeiting hubs China and India, with suppliers simply crossing the border to less-regulated Mekong countries. The issue comes to light as global leaders descend on Vietnam for the Asia-Pacific ...

Allan Boyd

Zinc deficiency rampant in VN women, children

Vietnamese people are zinc deficient at an alarming rate, especially pregnant women and young children.The information was announced on Monday at a symposium to welcome Việt Nam Micronutrient Day (June 1-2).A survey conducted in 2015 showed that nearly 70 per cent of children under five ...

Laos, China ink deals to deepen cooperation

Laos and China signed nine cooperation agreements in Beijing this week after a meeting between the two countries’ top leaders. President Bounnhang Vorachit and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping held a bilateral meeting in Beijing on Tuesday, a day after the first ever Leaders Roundtable ...

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