Hungary pulls tainted egg products from shelves

The Ministry of Health will chair seven meetings on health-related issues during the third Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM3) and related meetings scheduled for August 18-30 in Ho Chi Minh City, said an official from the ministry.  Nguyen Manh Cuong, Deputy Director of the Health Ministry’s International Cooperation Department, said at a press conference in Hanoi on August 11 that the meetings will approve relevant strategies and policies in the APEC region as well as action plans of special working groups.  Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien will preside over the seventh High-Level Meeting on Health and Economy slated for August 23-28, he said, adding that the event is expected to help promote Vietnam’s initiative in inclusive economic, financial and social development through the building of a sustainable financial system in public health care and a roadmap that provides all people with health services.  The meeting is projected to issue a joint declaration and recommendations which will be sent to the APEC Finance Ministers’ Meeting and the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting in November 2017 in the central city of Da Nang, Cuong said. It is expected to bring together 280 domestic and international delegates, including representatives from the World Health Organisation (WHO), the UN Population Fund and the World Bank, he added.  Within the framework of SOM3, Minister Tien is scheduled to hold bilateral meetings with US Secretary of Health and Human Services Thomas Price and Japanese Senator Keizo Takemin, and met with representatives of APEC partners…... [read more]

Hanoi (VNA) –The Ministry of Health will chair seven meetings on health-related issues during the third Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM3) and related meetings scheduled for August 18-30 in Ho Chi Minh City, said an official from the ministry. Nguyen Manh Cuong, Deputy Director of the Health Ministry’s International Cooperation Department, said at a press conference in Hanoi on August 11 that the meetings will approve relevant strategies and policies in the APEC region as well as action plans of special working groups. Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien will preside over the seventh High-Level Meeting on Health and Economy slated for August 23-28, he said, adding that the event is expected to help promote Vietnam’s initiative in inclusive economic, financial and social development through the building of a sustainable financial system in public health care and a roadmap that provides all people with health services. The meeting is projected to issue a joint declaration and recommendations which will be sent to the APEC Finance Ministers’ Meeting and the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting in November 2017 in the central city of Da Nang, Cuong said. It is expected to bring together 280 domestic and international delegates, including representatives from the World Health Organisation (WHO), the UN Population Fund and the World Bank, he added. Within the framework of SOM3, Minister Tien is scheduled to hold bilateral meetings with US Secretary of Health and Human Services Thomas Price and …... [read more]

NDO/VNA - The Ministry of Health will chair seven meetings on health-related issues during the third Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM3) and other related meetings, scheduled for August 18-30 in Ho Chi Minh City, said an official from the ministry. Nguyen Manh Cuong, Deputy Director of the Health Ministry’s International Cooperation Department, at a press conference in Hanoi on August 11, stated that the meetings will approve the relevant strategies and policies in the APEC region, as well as the action plans of the special working groups. Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien will preside over the seventh High-Level Meeting on Health and Economy scheduled for August 23-28, he said, adding that the event is expected to help promote Vietnam’s initiatives in inclusive economic, financial and social development through the building of a sustainable financial system in public health care and a strategy that provides everybody with health services. The meeting is projected to issue a joint declaration and recommendations which will be sent to the APEC Finance Ministers’ Meeting and the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting, to be held in November 2017, in the central city of Da Nang, Cuong said. It is expected to bring together 280 domestic and international delegates, including representatives from the World Health Organisation (WHO), the UN Population Fund and the World Bank, he added. Within the framework of SOM3, Minister Tien is scheduled to hold bilateral meetings with the US Secretary of Health and Human Services Thomas Price and Japanese Senator…... [read more]

NDO/VNA - The Ministry of Health will chair seven meetings on health-related issues during the third Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM3) and other related meetings, scheduled for August 18-30 in Ho Chi Minh City, said an official from the ministry. Nguyen Manh Cuong, Deputy Director of the Health Ministry’s International Cooperation Department, at a press conference in Hanoi on August 11, stated that the meetings will approve the relevant strategies and policies in the APEC region, as well as the action plans of the special working groups. Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien will preside over the seventh High-Level Meeting on Health and Economy scheduled for August 23-28, he said, adding that the event is expected to help promote Vietnam’s initiatives in inclusive economic, financial and social development through the building of a sustainable financial system in public health care and a strategy that provides everybody with health services. The meeting is projected to issue a joint declaration and recommendations which will be sent to the APEC Finance Ministers’ Meeting and the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting, to be held in November 2017, in the central city of Da Nang, Cuong said. It is expected to bring together 280 domestic and international delegates, including representatives from the World Health Organisation (WHO), the UN Population Fund and the World Bank, he added. Within the framework of SOM3, Minister Tien is scheduled to hold bilateral meetings with the US Secretary of Health and Human Services Thomas Price and Japanese Senator…... [read more]

BRUSSELS: Britain and France said on Monday (Aug 7) that some insecticide-tainted eggs may have entered the country, as millions of chickens faced being culled in the Netherlands in a growing European contamination scandal. German authorities have stepped up testing of residue on eggs since it emerged an insecticide dangerous for human consumption was used on chickens in the Netherlands and Belgium. (AFP/Guido Kirchner) Belgium meanwhile vowed full transparency about why it kept the scandal secret despite originally learning in June about the problem involving fipronil, a substance potentially dangerous to humans. Supermarkets in Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium have pulled millions of eggs from the shelves since Belgium gave the European Commission the first notification on Jul 20, while retailers in Sweden and Switzerland have followed suit. The Commission said on Monday that under its EU rapid alert system it had been determined that eggs under suspicion of contamination had also been distributed to France and Britain via Germany. "It's now up to the Swedish, Swiss, French and to the UK to check because all these eggs are traceable and trackable," European Commission spokeswoman Anna-Kaisa Itkonen told reporters. Britain's Food Standards Agency said it was "urgently investigating the distribution of these eggs in the UK" from farms at the centre of the scare, while adding that "the number of eggs involved is very small and the risk to public health is…... [read more]

Luong Ngoc Khue, head of the Department of Medical Examination and Treatment under health ministry made the statement on Thursday during discussion on amendments to the guidance. According to the World Health Organisation, palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and treatment of pain and other problems. In 2006, with assistance from national and international experts, the health ministry issued guidance on palliative care for cancer and AIDS patients. Khuê said the guidance was a legal basis and reference point for healthcare workers to deliver proper care. “So far, hundreds of doctors and nurses have undergone palliative care training and thousands of patients have received improved care in the last stage of their life,” Khuê said. The updated document expands the subjects of the specialised medical and nursing care to all people with life-limiting illnesses. It also encourages the building of multi-component groups, which include medical staff, families, social workers and volunteers, to care for patients. Palliative care can take place at hospitals, at home and within the community. Eric Krakauer, an expert from the World Health Organisation, said the therapy helps reduce pain and should be incorporated into primary and comprehensive healthcare. According to Viet Nam Administration of HIV/AIDS Control under the Ministry of Health, by May this year, Viet Nam had more than 209,000 people living with HIV. In the first five months of this year,…... [read more]

THE HAGUE: Supermarkets in the Netherlands and Germany were on Thursday (Aug 3) removing millions of eggs from their shelves believed to have been contaminated by a toxic insecticide in a widening food scandal. Some 10 billion eggs were produced in the country last year by about 1,000 poultry farms, with many of them going across the border into Germany. (AFP/Patrick HUISMAN) Amid fears the Dutch poultry industry could be facing huge financial losses, German officials said late Thursday they believed three million tainted eggs had been made their way into the country and been sold. After shuttering 180 businesses earlier in the week, the Dutch food authority (NVWA) said following tests that 138 poultry farms - about a fifth of all such concerns in the country - would remain closed, with one batch of eggs posing "an acute danger to public health". Eggs from another 59 farms contained high enough levels of the insecticide, fipronil, that the food authority warned they should not be eaten by children. "Those businesses whose egg codes have been printed on the website will remain closed," the NVWA said, publishing a list of 138 codes printed on the sides of the eggs, which identify which farm they have come from. According to Dutch media, some 10 billion eggs were produced in the country last year by about 1,000 poultry farms, with many of them going across…... [read more]

NDO – Improper use of antibiotics in breeding will result in antibiotic resistance and residues in food that causes more potential risks for consumers’ health and livelihood. This was stated at a conference on antibiotic management in Hanoi on August 2. Hosted by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) in collaboration with the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations, the workshop aims to implement Vietnam’s National Action Plan for management of antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance in livestock and aquaculture for the 2017-2020 periods. With funding from USAID, this plan was developed with technical assistance from FAO to orient agricultural activities and operations of agencies under the MARD, as well as supplement the Ministry of Health's National Action Plan for Drug Resistance during 2013-2020. The plan is expected to contribute to reducing the risk of drug resistance to the community in relation to the use of antibiotics in livestock and aquaculture in Vietnam. The National Action Plan has specific objectives of reviewing, and implementing regulations regarding policies related to antibiotic resistance and antibiotic use in livestock and aquaculture. Another objective of this plan is to raise awareness concerning the use of antibiotics and the risk of antibiotic resistance formation for technicians and professionals working in the field of agriculture and food, as well as farmers and consumers; applying good practices in medical examination and treatment, professional practice in animal feed production, and employing the best practices in…... [read more]

VietNamNet Bridge – Setting targets for prevention, diagnosis and treatment, and monitoring this progress are imperative as the number of hepatitis patients in Viet Nam who receive treatment is too low, according to experts. The two-day conference highlights joint actions towards the elimination of viral hepatitis B and C in Viet Nam with a focus on priority populations held in HCM City on July 29 and 30. — Photo: VNS “Accessing diagnosis and treatment is a challenge", said Dr. Nguyen Thu Anh of General Department of Preventive Medicine at a two-day conference on joint actions towards the elimination of viral hepatitis B and C in Viet Nam that started on July 29 in HCM City. It is estimated that 3.22 million patients this year are living with the hepatitis B virus and are eligible for treatment given they have cirrhosis of the liver or a high viral load. However, only 43,230 diagnosed cases are receiving treatment. According to the department’s forecast, fatalities relating to liver diseases will trend up from 30,000 in 2015 to 45,000 in 2030 if there is no intervention. This year, it is estimated 967,000 patients will be diagnosed with the hepatitis C virus and only 74,000 of them will receive treatment. Dr. Kato Masaya of the World Health Organisation Viet Nam suggested that Viet Nam should set targets for “treatment scale-up” and a mechanism to monitor the progress. “Scale-up of HCV treatment will substantially reduce chronic infection, hepatocellular carcinoma and liver-related deaths,” Masaya said. “Upfront investment…... [read more]

Since Vietnam joined the UN in 1977, it has actively engaged in UN-initiated activities, increasing its relations with other member countries and organisations. From the very first days that the country won UN official membership, it received full advocacy from other UN members, including at the 32nd UN General Assembly when it received approval of Resolution 32/2, which called on nations and aid organisations worldwide to help Vietnam's post-war reconstruction work. Vietnam has also received substantial financial aid and technical support from the UN for its socio-economic development endeavours. During the 1977-1991 period, Vietnam's role and status at the UN were minimised by the Cold War. Despite a myriad of difficulties caused by economic sanctions, Vietnam still managed to mobilise non-refundable aid amounting to more than US$500 million from UN agencies. UN organisations have played a critical role in helping Vietnam overcome socio-economic difficulties and and consequences of wars and natural disasters. They have also provided Vietnam with assistance in various areas, including healthcare, education, maternal and child protection and care and implementation of family planning. These organisations have also created favourable conditions for Vietnam to improve its scientific and technological development, upgrade and build more production units, and enhance its development competence. Since 1991, Vietnam has actively adhered to UN programmes covering themes of global concern such as peace, security, disarmament, socio-economic development, family planning and environmental protection, thus helping to raise the country's status among UN members. To date, twelve UN agencies have opened representative offices in Vietnam,…... [read more]




Links Topics : http://news.c10mt.com/2017/08/hungary-pulls-tainted-egg-products-from.html