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Scales tip in AIDS fight as death rates decline, treatment rates rise

Many African countries have cut new HIV infections by 40 percent or more since 2010.

Genital warts outbreak forces Vietnam province to dig deeper

10 families believe their young sons were infected while receiving unlicensed treatment from a local nurse.

3 arrested in Vietnam for 8 dialysis deaths

The patients died shortly after undergoing kidney dialysis treatment at a hospital in northern Vietnam in late May.
June 23, 2017 | 09:13 am GMT+7

Groom for hire: The dark secrets of Vietnam’s strange wedding service

Even 'sacred' marriage is not immune to commercialization.
June 19, 2017 | 02:46 pm GMT+7

Vietnam starts testing HIV prevention pill

A study will assess the effects of the drug in Ho Chi Minh City before the health ministry makes a decision about an extension.
June 16, 2017 | 05:15 pm GMT+7

Experts suspect water source caused 8 dialysis deaths at Vietnam hospital

'Chemical residue could have built up from the water filtration process.'
June 08, 2017 | 10:34 am GMT+7

Asia continues battle as Vietnam declares free of bird flu

Vietnam's agriculture ministry announced in late May that the country was free of the H5N1 virus after weeks of no new cases.
June 07, 2017 | 02:02 pm GMT+7

Lawmakers say unsafe food giving Vietnamese 'long, slow death'

A top lawmaker claims unhygienic food is the cause of 60-70 percent of diseases.
June 06, 2017 | 06:30 am GMT+7

Hospital says sorry as Vietnam probes 7 deaths in 'painful' dialysis disaster

The health ministry called the case 'the most serious medical incident in years.'
May 30, 2017 | 02:49 pm GMT+7

Vietnam's public hospitals waste $16 mln on unused, broken equipment - audit

Many devices were damaged before or soon after being put into use.
May 24, 2017 | 03:04 pm GMT+7

WHO preparing authorization, logistics for Ebola vaccination in Congo if needed

WHO confirmed a second case of Ebola in Congo on Sunday after an outbreak of 17 other suspected cases.
May 16, 2017 | 09:41 am GMT+7

Leukemia medicine dumped after red tape holds up clearance process in Vietnam

Inspectors said the pills had past their expiry date due to drawn-out customs and pharmaceutical requirements.
May 04, 2017 | 05:15 pm GMT+7

Vietnam's health minister brushes off parliamentary study linking cancer to unsafe food

Says the conclusion was ‘inaccurate’ and could mislead the public.
April 21, 2017 | 02:51 pm GMT+7

Hanoi boy given chance to live with heart transplant from road crash victim

‘My son gets to live only because another family lost theirs,’ his mother said.
March 22, 2017 | 03:43 pm GMT+7

Meet the Vietnamese man who went through 'excruciating' surgery to reach new heights

Hoang Tung Anh says all the pain was worth the extra 3.5 inches.
March 15, 2017 | 03:44 pm GMT+7