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VN citizens to have health dossiers

Pham Luong Son, deputy director general of the Viet Nam Social Insurance Agency speaks to Thoi bao Kinh te Viet Nam (Viet Nam Economic Times) newspaper about his agency’s plans to have a health dossier for all Vietnamese citizens.​​ Why does your agency want to ...

WHO praises Laos' compliance with int'l health regulations

Laos will use the successful results of the Joint External Evaluation conducted by the World Health Organisation to promote professionalism and transparency in the health sector, Minister of Health Associate Prof. Dr Bounkong Syhavong has said. He made the comment at a closing workshop held ...

WHO expands support to health sector

The World Health Organisation has forecast a budget of over US$2 million in assistance to Laos from 2017 to 2018 to improve the health sector in the country. On February 21, the WHO confirmed that it will continue to provide around US$2 million in support ...

National meeting reviews dengue control

Health experts from across the country met in Vientiane on January 26 to discuss the interventions undertaken and lessons learnt over the past year in an effort to plan the fight against dengue in 2017. Within the third week of January this year there have been ...

Deputy PM pushes for speedy mother and child health improvements

Deputy Prime Minister has called on the Ministry of Health to speed up improvements to health services for mothers and their children especially at district and community levels. Dr Sonexay Siphandone made the call in his address at a meeting held last week to review ...

Malaysia expects more Zika cases as virus spreads in Southeast Asia

Malaysia is bracing for more Zika cases, officials said on September 4, after detecting the first locally infected patient, which could further stretch a health system struggling with dengue, another mosquito-borne virus that can be fatal. Both Zika, which is of particular risk to pregnant women, ...

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