Medical professionals

Medical professional associations

Doctors' deaths spur call for new law

Medical networks have urged the government to roll out a law regulating working conditions for medical staff after the deaths of several doctors were linked to their heavy workloads and poor working environment.Read more  ...

Nursing students happy with govt’s deal

The Nursing University Student’s Union got most of what they had demanded from the government after negotiating with the Ministry of Health and Sports last week. NUSU member Ma Kay Khine Tun said 80 percent of what they wanted was agreed by the ministry following ...

13 new midwives ready to serve Bokeo health centres

Plan International’s second cohort of scholarship recipients for classes that teach them to be skilled birth attendants are ready to return to their hometowns and work in rural health centres in Bokeo province. The young midwives have spent two years at the Health Training Centre ...

How is medicine distributed in Vietnam?

The value of the medicine market in Vietnam was over $4 billion in 2015, while revenue is expected reach $10 billion by 2020. Nguyen Minh Hoang, a Grab taxi driver, felt dizzy and drove the car to a drugstore, got the medicine, paid and left. ...

Antibiotics prescribed ‘blindly’, doctors admit

Cambodian physicians, by their own admission, routinely prescribe antibiotics “inappropriately” based on habit and poor hygiene rather than evidence of an infection, a new study has found. The article, published by peer-reviewed science site BioMed Central last week, included research gleaned from focus group discussions ...

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