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Smallest newborn baby in Vietnam

In Uncategorized on June 23, 2010 at 4:33 am

Smallest newborn baby in Vietnam

QĐND – Tuesday, June 22, 2010, 20:47 (GMT+7)

Baby girl Bui Thi Gai, born in the northern city of Hai Duong, came into the world at the 25th week of her mother’s pregnancy, when she weighed just 500g, making her the smallest newborn baby still alive in Vietnam.

Doctor Nguyen Thanh Ha, chief of the Hanoi-based Central Obstetrics Hospital’s Newborn Children Ward, said the baby was born March 31, when she was just 25 week old. The baby has been placed on a special programme to ensure her health.

The 500g baby has been nurtured through an IV because her stomach and bowels don’t function adequately yet.

Doctor Ha said this is the smallest baby who has been kept alive at the hospital and in Vietnam in general. Last year the hospital cared for a newborn baby who weighed only 600g, he said.

“Babies who are born prematurely often suffer from bleeding meninges, necrosis enteritis, bleeding lung, [and other maladies] because internal organs don’t develop completely. It is lucky that Gai doesn’t face these problems,” said Ha.

As of April 6, the baby no longer needed to use a respiratory machine to breathe, according to Ha.

As of April 8, she began eating normally, with 2ml of milk per meal. Today, the girl weighs 1.7kg and can breathe on her home. Doctors say she will return home very soon.

The baby’s mother, Bui Bich Ngoc, said she thought her baby would not survive given her premature birth.

“Every time we visit my daughter, seeing her growing up I and my husband are very happy,” Ngoc said.

Gai is Ngoc’s second child. Her first son is 10-years-old. She said she and her husband visit the baby every weekend. During the week, her relatives in Hanoi visit the baby daily.

Source: VNN

Source: QDND

Around 2,000 newborn Vietnamese babies infected with HIV

In Uncategorized on June 3, 2010 at 10:30 am

There are an estimated 6,000 pregnant women infected with HIV annually in Vietnam, 35 percent of whom are likely to transmit the virus to their newborn babies, according to a recent survey conducted by the Ministry of Health (MoH).

The National Committee for AIDS, Drug and Prostitution Control, part of MoH,  launched a Month of Preventing Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV, calling on pregnant women to take HIV tests for their babies’ health on June 2.

Mother can transmit HIV virus during stages of prenancy. Approximately 2,000 newborn kids of infected mothers have contracted the virus from their mothers unless no appropriate interventions must be taken to prevent mother-to-child transmissions

Pregnant women infected with HIV, are on the rise, according to the National Committee for AIDS, Drug and Prostitution Control, saying that approximately 2,000 newborn kids of infected mothers have contracted the virus from their mothers.  Appropriate interventions must be taken to prevent mother-to-child transmissions.

Deputy Prime Minister Truong Vinh Trong, also Chair of the National Committee for AIDS, Drug and Prostitution Control, instructed agencies to help pregnant mothers access early diagnoses and take timely intervention measures in order to alleviate prenatal HIV transmission.

Services are available at 225 sites across the country, where pregnant women are provided with voluntary HIV tests, antiretroviral drugs to prevent prenatal transmission and powder milk for babies born to HIV-infected mothers.

However, most of HIV-infected mothers in Vietnam are not diagnosed until they have already arrived at health care facilities to deliver their babies, causing difficulty for health workers to give consultation and provide treatment against the transmission of the virus from mothers to children.

Source: SGGP

City has enough 5-in-1 vaccine for newborn

In Uncategorized on May 30, 2010 at 9:17 am

The Preventive Medicine Center of Ho Chi Minh City is ready for its free vaccination plan against five diseases starting on June 1, deputy director Nguyen Dac Tho said May 29.

A child gets vaccination in Ho Chi Minh City (File photo: K.Kh)

The 5-in-1 vaccine is against Diphtheria; Tetanus; Pertussis (whooping-cough), hepatitis B and haemophilus influenza.

The plan targets babies born on April 1, 2010 and later.

Source: SGGP

Newborn baby infected with A/H1N1

In Vietnam Health on September 11, 2009 at 7:40 am

A 22 day-old girl has tested positive for the A/H1N1 flu virus, making her the youngest swine flu patient in Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City’s Children Hospital No 2 said September 10.

Vietnam records 205 people with A/H1N1on September 10, the highest ever in a single day (Photo: VNA)

Her mother is from Go Vap District, which has seen some outbreaks of the flu, including the baby’s grandmother.

The same day, the Ministry of Health said that the number of people contracting A/H1N1 in Vietnam rose by 205 cases, the highest number ever for a single day.

Of these, 164 patients are from the South, 22 from the Central region, ten from the Central Highlands and nine from the North.

Vietnam has now recorded 4,265 people with A/H1N1, five of which have died and 3,298 have been released from hospital.


Source: SGGP