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Japan supports better health care model for mothers, children

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 4:24 am

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Vietnamese Ministry of Health (MOH) signed off on a project to support heath care for mothers and children on December 27 in Hanoi.

Representatives of JICA and MOH sign off on a project to support heath care for mothers and children on December 27 in Hanoi( Photo: Courtesy of JICA)

Maternal and Child Health Handbook – a Japanese adapted health care project will be carried out next year in the northern provinces of Dien Bien, Hoa Binh, Thanh Hoa, and the Mekong delta province of An Giang.


The project will last for 3 years, starting from January 2011, with total budget of 154 million Japanese Yen (equivalent to US$1.8 million) which will provided by JICA.


Maternal and Child Health Handbook is a comprehensive instruction manual with essential information about the physical and intellectual development of children, from the fetus up to 6 years old.


The handbook is convenient for use and storage, as it replaces existing notebooks and health monitoring graphs, and serves as a continuing record on the health condition of both mother and child.


Mr. Tsuno Motonori, Chief Representative of JICA shared “By using the handbook, women are much less likely to miss their regular checkups. The handbooks help mothers provide accurate information, about the child’s development and vaccination records, for doctors and even schools when necessary”


In Japan the MCH Handbook was developed and used in 1942 under the name of ‘Maternal Handbook’, it became a tool in the hands of every mother to ensure the baby’s health. In 1950s, the infant mortality rate in Japan was 60.1 per 1000 live births, while the ratio in 2002 was 3.0 – one of the lowest in the world. Whereas, the infant mortality rate in Vietnam is 15.0 per 1,000 live births (statistical data from 2008).


Based on Japanese experience, MOH have drafted the Maternal and Child Health handbook, covering four parts: the monitoring of mothers during pregnancy, taking care of mother and child during delivery and after delivery, and taking care of the child until 6 years old.


The JICA project is going to conduct training activities to health staff on the contents, ways of usage and distribution to pregnant women, families with small children, village health workers and volunteers. The most important activity is to promote the utilization of the book at community health centers from antenatal check up, at birth, post partum, neonatal and child health.


After piloting at the four provinces, the Ministry of Health will have a plan for distributing the Handbook nationwide, contributing and improving the health condition of both mother and child, and achieving Millennium Development Goals, as committed by the Government of Vietnam.

Source: SGGP

China supports EU efforts at financial stability

In Uncategorized on December 21, 2010 at 9:30 am

China supports measures taken by the European Union and the International Monetary Fund to stabilize Europe’s debt crisis, Vice Premier Wang Qishan said Tuesday.


China has also taken steps to help European nations combat the sovereign debt crisis, Wang said at the opening of the third China-EU High-Level Economic and Trade Dialogue.


Wang said the two sides “should have confidence and enhance cooperation to work together for a robust, sustainable and balanced growth,” according to the official Xinhua News Agency.


Last week, EU leaders agreed to the creation of a permanent rescue mechanism for debt-laden countries in 2013 that would replace an existing bailout fund.

Chen Deming, China’s minister of commerce, speaks at a press conference during the 3rd EU-China High-level Economic and Trade Dialogue at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on Tuesday December 21, 2010.

Ireland last month agreed to borrow up to euro 67.5 billion ($90 billion) from the EU and International Monetary Fund and implement severe spending cuts as its economy staggered under the weight of massively indebted banks.


The Irish rescue followed the EU-IMF bailout of Greece earlier this year and added to fears that other financially weak countries including Portugal and Spain would need bailouts, imperiling the future of the euro common currency.


China has also been involved in bailing out European countries, offering in October to buy Greece’s debt. Last week, Portugal said that China had pledged increased support for its efforts to climb out of a financial crisis, reportedly promising to buy $4 billion in Portugese government debt.


The EU is China’s largest trading partner, while China is the EU’s second-largest trading partner behind the United States, Wang said. Two-way trade for the first 11 months this year reached $433.9 billion, an increase of 33 percent from the previous year.


Wang said global economic recovery is being hampered by weak demand, while world markets have excessive liquidity and are turbulent.


He reiterated that China would implement a prudent monetary policy to ensure the world’s second-largest economy can maintain steady growth.


“China is taking a proactive fiscal policy and stable currency policy, while the EU is actively taking measures to combat the debt crisis,” Wang said. “China and the EU should strengthen cooperation to promote strong, sustainable and all-around growth for the economies of China and EU and even the global economy.”


Other officials participating in the talks include EU Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia, EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht and China’s Commerce Minister Chen Deming.


Wang said he expected “substantive” progress during the talks on a wide range of trade and economic issue, including recognition of China’s market economy status and the loosening of EU restrictions on high-tech goods exports.


Wang said China and the EU should cooperate in a variety of sectors, including new energy and environment protection, while fighting protectionist measures.


“We need to jointly resist trade protectionism, advancing Doha round talks for balanced and all-around success,” he said.

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Source: SGGP

Denmark further supports Mekong countries’ environmental protection

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2010 at 9:48 am

Denmark, the Mekong River Commission’s largest donor, has committed a grant of 10 million Danish Kroner (about US$1.9 million) to the MRC Environment Program to support Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam.


MRC is an inter-governmental body responsible for cooperation on the sustainable management of the Mekong Basin whose countries members are the four nations.


“This grant symbolizes Denmark’s commitment to the sustainable development and protection of the environment and people’s livelihoods in the Lower Mekong Basin,” Mr. Jeremy Bird, CEO of the MRC Secretariat, said in a Dec. 14 statement.


“Denmark’s support will contribute directly towards improved basin management and will ensure that up‐to‐date information on environmental and social knowledge is produced and disseminated throughout the member countries,” he added.


The funding will go towards assisting the four nations achieve greater environmental protection through improved basin management, MRC said.

This file photo shows villagers catch fish from the Mekong River in the Siphan Don area, Champassak Province, southern Laos. The Mekong River Basin houses around 60 million people and a majority of the inhabitants are farmers and fishers. (Photo: Tuong Thuy)

The grant will further develop the body’s knowledge base, which enhances regional understanding of environmental health and climate change risks in the Lower Mekong Basin.


“Most importantly, Denmark’s support leads to the Environment Program’s continual trans-boundary capacity building and awareness raising activities,” Mr
Bird added.


“These activities stress the importance of the Mekong’s environment and how it provides ecological services which sustain Mekong people’s livelihoods.”


As the MRC’s largest donor, Denmark has continuously supported the body’s Environment Program since 2004.


The MRC says the Scandinavian country will support the program’s work over the next five years, in the implementation of the mechanisms, tools and water quality procedures as well as assist Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam in strengthening their proactive response to emerging environmental issues and climate risks.


Mr. Vithet Srinetr, MRC’s Environment Program coordinator, said in the Tuesday statement, “We anticipate that Denmark’s continued support will also contribute to improved capacity and ownership of the member countries in implementing environmental monitoring and reporting activities over the next five years.”


The environment program aims to assist the four countries in protecting the environment and maintaining the ecological balance of the Mekong Basin.


The lower part of the Mekong River Basin is home to approximately 60 million people and a majority of the inhabitants are farmers and fishers, depending directly on the natural resource base. The MRC says this is why the Environment Program is developing a river health management strategy to provide a framework for managing the Mekong River and a Mekong Environmental Report Card to inform the people of the basin about current environmental conditions.

Source: SGGP

Government supports kindergarteners to pay insurance premiums

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2010 at 9:40 am


The Ministry of Education and Training has just launched a draft decision on supporting social insurance cost for kindergarten teachers and administrators.

A teacher and her children of Nguyen Dinh Chieu Kindergarten in District 1, HCM City. (Photo: Sggp)

Accordingly, kindergarteners have to meet criteria including graduating from teacher schools; working at pre-schools before 1995,  stopping working or retiring at the prescribed age in accordance with the State’s regulations; owing social insurance payments from one month to 60 months according to the Law on Social Insurance; not receiving the one-time insurance payment; continuing to buy insurance to receive retirement pension in accordance with the State’s regulations.


According to the new draft, the Government will pay 13 percent of the minimum salary level for kindergarten teachers and administrators from one month to 60 months.


Participants can pay insurance premiums by monthly, once per quarter or every 6 months.

Source: SGGP

Government supports flood victims

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2010 at 9:31 am

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on December 3 decided to extract VND335 billion (US$16,75 million) from the State budget and 8,600 tons of rice from the National reserve in support for central provinces to surmount the flood consequences.

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung (R) hands emergency relief to flood victims in the central province of Ha Tinh on October 20, 2010.(Photo:VNA)


Accordingly, government will hand over to Quang Tri Province VND30 billion and Thua Thien Hue provinces VND30 billion ($1,5 million) and 1,000 tons of rice.


Quang Nam Province will receive VND30 billion and Quang Ngai Province will receive VND40 billion and 2,000 tons of rice.


Government will provide VND40 billion and 1,000 tons of rice to Binh Dinh Province, Phu Yen VND30 billion and 2,000 tons of rice, Khanh Hoa VND30 billion and 500 tons of rice and Ninh Thuan VND70 billion and 2,000 tons of rice.


The PM also asked local authorities to use localities’ standby budget to overcome flood consequences.


As of November 10, the flood weary southern central provinces in the last few day were buffeted by another deluge which has killed 28 people and left two others missing.


Khanh Hoa Province alone had eight dead, one missing and six injured, total economic losses was estimated to reach VND410 billion (US$20.5 million).


In Binh Dinh Province, the traffic was blocked on some roads in Tuy Phuoc town. 


 

Source: SGGP

VietinBank supports people in Thai Nguyen

In Uncategorized on November 24, 2010 at 1:50 pm




VietinBank supports people in Thai Nguyen


QĐND – Wednesday, November 24, 2010, 20:33 (GMT+7)

PANO- On November 23rd, the Vietnam Joint-Stock Commercial Industrial Bank (VietinBank)and the local authorities of Thai Nguyen Province, handed over 200 houses, 3 pre- schools, 1 secondary school and essential tools with a total value of VND 9.9 billion to Dinh Hoa, Dai Tu and Phu Binh Districts and Thai Nguyen City.


Present at the ceremony were Mr. Pham Xuan Duong, the Chairman of Thai Nguyen People’s Committee and Mr. Le Duc Tho, the Vice-General Director of VietinBank.

Translated by Van Hieu

Source: QDND

SGGP supports flood victims in central province

In Uncategorized on November 24, 2010 at 8:19 am

Sai Gon Giai Phong Newspaper on November 23 coordinated with Binh Dinh Newspaper to offer 500 relief aid packs to flood victims in Tuy Phuoc District, the central province of Binh Dinh.

Rescue workers evacuate people from isolated area during the latest flood beginning Monday in the southern central region (Photo: SGGP)

A Sai Gon Giai Phong representative said the relief aimed to help the flood victims at Phuoc Thang, Phuoc Hoa and Phuoc Thuan stabilize their lives soon.


Binh Dinh Newspaper Editor-in-Chief Do Nguyen Hung said SGGP is the first organization to bring relief to isolated areas.


On the same day, SGGP also coordinated with H.C.P.T Co.Ltd to offer 300 relied aid packs to flood victims in Quang Trach and Tuyen Hoa, central province of Quang Binh.


Earlier, SGGP and H.C.P.T Co.Ltd offered 300 relief aid packs to 300 households at Mai Tho, An Loc and Duc Giang communes, Vu Quang District, the central province of Ha Tinh.

Source: SGGP

Viettel supports students in flood-hit localities

In Uncategorized on November 16, 2010 at 2:30 pm

Fine art exhibition supports AO victims

In Uncategorized on November 14, 2010 at 2:29 pm

MB supports underprivileged people in Center

In Uncategorized on October 26, 2010 at 5:35 pm




MB supports underprivileged people in Center


QĐND – Saturday, October 23, 2010, 20:45 (GMT+7)

PANO – Disadvantaged children in Thua Thien Hue Province have happily received scholarships, wheel chairs and bikes from the Military Joint-Stock Bank.


Military Joint-Stock Bank (MB) in collaboration with the Vietnam Children Support Fund on October 22 granted scholarships (VND 1 million each) to 45 children of war invalids’ and martyrs’ families , wheel chairs to 15 disabled children and bikes to 15 poor children in the locality.


At the gift presenting ceremony, Director of MB branch in Thua Thien Hue, Ho Khac Te, also unveiled that MB has recently launched a number of activities to relieve losses and difficulties for recent flood victims in the Central most flood-affected areas.


Particularly, MB offered VND 300 million to the 3 provinces of Nghe An, Ha Tinh and Quang Binh and donated VND 100 million to buy medicines for people in flooded areas.


In addition, the bank also sent medical teams to provide medical check-ups and treatment for 2,000 households in 10 communes of Ha Tinh and Quang Binh.


Translated by Thu Nguyen     


Source: QDND