Prevention against winter-spring diseases discussed

Asbestos is oneof the elements in the inorganic toxic dust workers are exposed to inthe manufacturing process, according to the WHO and the InternationalAgency for Research on Cancer (IARC). It causes respiratory problems, silicosis disease, pleural thickening and cancer. WHO policy has encouraged countries to gradually eliminate asbestosand use substitutes. As a result, over 40 countries worldwide have putasbestos on the list of banned substances for use or trade, such asJapan, Sweden and Finland. Vietnam is one of tencountries in the world using the largest amount of asbestos, with 11,000employees at a high risk of developing asbestos-related diseases. The prevention…... [read more]

Meanwhile, the APSED, which was launched for the first time in 2005 and amended in 2010, is a regional strategy targeting improved capacity in managing and responding to emerging and existing diseases. Addressing the event, Head of the Health Ministry’s Preventive Medicine Department Tran Dac Phu said after the IHR was approved the department was assigned to coordinate in its implementation. An emergency operations centre (EOC) was set up to cope with dangerous pandemics including Ebola, he noted, adding that this year the ministry approved a plan to deal with emerging diseases and organise public health events. As part of efforts to realise…... [read more]

The five-day DAA9 will discuss issues related to bio-security compliance, parasitic diseases, early mortality syndrome in shrimp, fish viral disease, fish and shrimp immunology, diseases affecting tilapia and catfish, aquatic diseases, and husbandry and management. — File Photo HCM CITY (VNS) — A triennial Asian symposium on diseases affecting aquaculture opened in HCM City yesterday, with 300 local and international scientists, researchers, and business executives taking part.The five-day DAA9 will discuss issues related to bio-security compliance, parasitic diseases, early mortality syndrome in shrimp, fish viral disease, fish and shrimp immunology, diseases affecting tilapia and catfish, aquatic diseases, and husbandry and…... [read more]

st Century (ANMC21), which includes Hanoi, Bangkok, New Delhi, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Seoul, Singapore, Taipei, Tokyo, Tomsk, Ulaanbaatar and Yangon. It aimed to build a sustainable cooperative network for improving public health and preventing the spread of communicable diseases in the region.Diseases, such as SARS, A/H5N1 influenza and hand-foot-mouth disease, have hit many countries in the region and around the world, resulting in many deaths, he added.Delegates at the conference focused on finding effective measures to curb tropical diseases and post-calamity epidemics, as well as providing intensive treatment for TB patients and people living with HIV/AIDS.Since the ANMC21 network…... [read more]

Biosecurity measures are taken for a cow herd to prevent disease outbreaks. Photo: VNAVietnam has been proactive in taking measures and implementing programmes to prevent the spread of animal diseases to humans, an international conference heard. The two-day conference on preventing the spread of animal diseases to humans was opened in Hanoi on August 25 by the Vietnamese Ministry of Health (MoH) in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and the Indonesian Ministry of Health. The conference showed Vietnam’s active role as the pioneering country in effort to prevent the spread of animal diseases to humans,…... [read more]

On Saturday, the ministry jointly launched a campaign to raise people’s awareness of preventive methods against the epidemics in Binh Chanh District with the Ho Chi Minh City administration.Speaking at the event, Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien encouraged the people to participate in the eradication of mosquitoes and their larva by raising guppies, regularly cleaning water containers, sleeping in mosquito nets, and others.The event also saw pepresentatives from Ho Chi Minh City along with 27 provinces and cities in southern, central Vietnam and the Central Highlands promise to fulfill their duties in the prevention of the diseases.Zika is a…... [read more]

 Wattay International Airport in Vientiane capital (Photo: (VNA) – The Lao Government has decided to install body temperature scanners at the Wattay International Airport in Vientiane capital amidst the emergence of infectious diseases, including Zika virus, around the world. The Lao Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Public Works and Transport have signed an agreement on tightening disease control, under which staff at the airport will be given information on communicable diseases and prevention methods. They will record information about passengers from countries affected by dangerous diseases while monitoring popular symptoms of infectious diseases like coughing, fever and breathing…... [read more]

PM Dung stressed that the most importantgoal currently is to prevent Ebola from entering Vietnam and ensurethe safety of people from the disease.He asked the Ministry ofHealth to collaborate closely with the World Health Organisation (WHO)to get thorough understanding of the situation, while updating thecommunity with the developments and well as the danger of the disease.Heurged the ministry to educate people on the transmission method of thedisease and ways to protect themselves from being infected.It is also important to prepare plans of response as well as treatment methods in case Ebola enters Vietnam , he said.PMDung also asked for the…... [read more]

Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Xuyen, saidthe project also significantly contributed to improving diagnosis andtreatment of the diseases at local hospitals, bettering health care forpeople and easing the overload for central-level hospitals. Operated by Bach Mai Hospital as part of the National Target Programmefor Preventing Non-communicable Diseases in the 2012-15 period, theproject has organised a number of training courses for medical workers,while over 1,000 people received examination in the framework of theproject. COPD is now one of the three leading killers in theworld. The latest statistics show that about 4.2 percent of Vietnam’spopulations suffer from this disease.In 2015, the…... [read more]

The MARD said that the funding will be used to recruit both local and international experts, assist affected farmers to buy new species and sponsor the purchase of lab equipment and experiments to discover the reason for the disease. The FAO will also help improve bio-security in shrimp breeding, draft guidelines to cope with a possible epidemic and devise an appropriate animal health strategy for the seafood sector. The unidentified shrimp disease has become serious, especially in southern provinces. It is estimated that more than 30,000 households are suffering losses as a result. Although the MARD has taken some measures…... [read more]