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Boeing and EMW Hand Over Eleventh School in Vietnam

In Uncategorized on November 1, 2010 at 2:12 pm

Youth joins hand in assisting poor communes

In Uncategorized on August 14, 2010 at 3:23 pm

Youth joins hand in assisting poor communes

QĐND – Saturday, August 14, 2010, 20:52 (GMT+7)

PANO – More than 200 youth union members from the Tuyen Quang Health School have carried out various activities to support the poor people found in the communes of Dong Loi and Binh Nhan, Tuyen Quang province.

They offered healthcare check-ups and medicines for free for more than 1,700 local people.

Furthermore, they volunteered to help the local citizens fix the roads, dredge irrigation canals and improve the volleyball and badminton courses.

Nearly 3,000 leaflets instructing people about food safety, practice birth-control, ensure the nutrition of children under 6 years of age, as well as how to prevent bird-flu infections were also handed over to the local people.

In addition, local children were taught songs and dances, along with enjoying screened films.

Also on this occasion, the youth union members donated nearly 200 units of blood.

Translated by Mai Huong

Source: QDND

Lending a helping hand to Agent Orange victims

In Uncategorized on April 5, 2010 at 3:40 pm

Lending a helping hand to Agent Orange victims

QĐND – Monday, April 05, 2010, 21:53 (GMT+7)

A seminar was held in Quang Ngai province on April 5 to discuss the consequences of Agent Orange/Dioxin on the environment and people’s health.

This was part of a project carried out by the Hanoi Public Medicine University in coordination with the Quang Ngai provincial Department for Health to provide assistance to victims of toxic chemicals sprayed by US troops during the war in Vietnam.

In his report, Professor-Doctor Le Ngoc Trong, an adviser in the project, described the US’s chemical warfare in Vietnam was the cruelest in human history.

He said that during the war, the US forces sprayed 72 million litres of toxic chemicals over 2,600 million hectares of land and forest, accounting for more than 10 percent of southern Vietnam.

Participants at the seminar also discussed measures for rehabilitation of Agent Orange victims.

Doctor Tran Trong Hai from the Hanoi Public Medicine University raised a project on functional rehabilitation for Agent Orange victims from 2008 to 2010 in Thai Binh, Quang Ngai and Dong Nai provinces, at a total cost of VND25 billion.

According to recent statistics from the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, Quang Ngai now has 16,000 people with disabilities suffering Agent Orange infection. The province and relevant agencies have mobilised tens of millions of Vietnam dong, built nearly 300 charity houses and provided free healthcare services for about 5,000 local Agent Orange victims. At present, more than 4,000 families of Agent Orange victims are still living below the poverty line.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

City sees sudden increase of hand, foot and mouth disease

In Vietnam Health on September 22, 2009 at 1:10 pm

The number of children infected with hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) rose suddenly last week, children hospitals No. 1 & 2 and Tropical Hospital in HCM City recently announced.

A doctor examines a child patient at the Children’s Hospital No.2

Dr. Truong Huu Khanh, head of the Infection and Neurology Department at Children’s Hospital No.1, said that his department had daily received more than 20 children with HFMD.

Among them were five cases with serious nerve complications and needed respirators to breath, he added.

Although a HFMD epidemic has not broken out, the city has recorded five deaths due to the disease since the beginning of the year, said the city’s Preventive Health Center.

The peak season for HFMD usually falls in September, said Dr. Nguyen Dac Tho, director of the Preventive Health Center.

If children present symptoms including erythematous macules and blisters in the mouth, palm or sole of the feet, parents should take them to the health centers for treatment, he added.


Source: SGGP

Oil giant shakes hand with Chinese group

In Uncategorized on September 9, 2008 at 2:04 pm

The National Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam) inked a Memorandum of Understanding on strategic partnership with the China Merchants Group Ltd. in Hanoi on September 9.

The two sides are committed to sharing investment opportunities in a large range of industries, from seaports and seaport logistics in southern key economic zones to industrial parks, real estate development, financing and stock market.

The Chinese partner also pledges to help the State-owned oil and gas monopoly of Vietnam to promote its business in China and other parts of the world.

In this regard, PetroVietnam Managerial Board President Dinh La Thang said the two sides are working hard to reach concrete joint-venture projects in China on an upcoming visit to China by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung.

CMG President Fu Yuning said his company would work with PetroVietnam to boost cooperation in all fields of their strengths.-