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Factsheet on H5N1 in Viet Nam - October 2012

Date added: 09/07/2011
Downloads: 14803
Factsheet on H5N1 in Viet Nam - October 2012

Viet Nam has had an active control programme against H5N1 avian influenza since the disease was first detected in 2003. This control programme has been successful and cases of H5N1 in poultry and people have declined progressively and dramatically – however many challenges remain. Viet Nam’s strong commitment to fight Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) is the major factor behind the success for containment of the disease. Several donors and agencies, including the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) and World Health Organization (WHO) have been supporting the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and the Ministry of Health (MOH) since the first HPAI outbreak in 2003 and continue to do so. 

H5N1 viruses will likely continue to persist and be a concern for Viet Nam and more widely, posing a threat to the poultry industries, and remain a potential source of pandemic human influenza. It should be recognized that influenza viruses continuously evolve through mutation and re-assortments that this is a natural process which requires on-going monitoring.

Factsheet - Joint Programme on Avian and Human Pandemic Influenza

Date added: 03/30/2011
Downloads: 12595
Factsheet - Joint Programme on Avian and Human Pandemic Influenza

The issue:
Viet Nam was among the first countries in Asia to report the highly pathogenic avian influenza A(H5N1) virus (HPAI) and remains one of the worst affected in terms of human infections, with 119 confirmed human
cases and 59 deaths. The virus has had a direct measurable impact on Viet Nam's economy.

Review of Expanded Program of Immunization Vietnam 2009

Date added: 12/03/2009
Downloads: 16720
Review of Expanded Program of Immunization Vietnam 2009

In order to identify progress achieved in Vietnam’s national Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) since its evaluation in 2003, a comprehensive review of EPI was conducted 30 March to 10 April 2009. The key objectives of the 2009 EPI review were to assess the following:

  • Status of management practices, including the EPI reporting system, disease surveillance, training and supervision, and provision of EPI services through hospitals and the private sector.
  • Status of the implementation of safe injection and surveillance of AEFI, performance of the cold chain system and management of vaccines in the EPI

An immunization coverage survey was conducted in the same six provinces as the EPI review during the period 6-17 April 2009, and the complete findings are summarized in a separate report. Overall, the immunization coverage survey demonstrated very high levels of coverage for all vaccines except the Hepatitis B birth dose within 24 hours of birth, with slight delays in fully immunizing children by twelve months of age.

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WORLD AIDS DAY MESSAGE 2017

1 December 2017

Michel Sidibé
Executive Director of UNAIDS
Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations

This World AIDS Day, we are highlighting the importance of the right to health and the challenges that people living with and affected by HIV face in fulfilling that right.


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Community spaces design contest for an exciting hanoi

Ha Noi, October 17/10/2017 - Aiming at improving the living environment and bringing culture and art to the community towards a better urban future, United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) successfully developed the project “Promote participatory, community-based and youth-led approach in safe, greening public spaces in Hoan Kiem district toward a pro-poor, inclusive and sustainable urban development” (hereinafter called Public Spaces project) under the Block by Block program with Mojang, the makers of the videogame Minecraft.

 

Deadline for round 1: From 17/10/2017 to 04/11/2017 Extended to 9 November 2017


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Harsh punishment for child offenders doesn’t prevent further criminality

The age at which a child, can be held criminally liable is a controversial issue around the world. Within Viet Nam, this issue is currently being grappled with in the Penal Code amendments. Some argue that a "get tough on crime" approach is necessary to punish children to prevent further criminality.

However, international research shows that because of their developmental stages, labelling and treating children as criminals at an early age can have serious negative impacts on their development and successful rehabilitation.


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New Year Greetings from the United Nations Resident Coordinator a.i. in Viet Nam

 

On the occasion of New Year 2017, on behalf of the United Nations family in Viet Nam I wish to reiterate our appreciation and express our warmest wishes to our partners and friends throughout the country. We wish our partners and their families in Viet Nam peace, prosperity, good health and happiness in the coming year.

As we enter the second year of the Sustainable Development Goals era, we look forward to continuing our close cooperation for the sake of Viet Nam’s future development; one which is inclusive, equitable and sustainable, with no one left behind.

Youssouf Abdel-Jelil
United Nations Resident Coordinator a.i. in Viet Nam


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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message for World AIDS Day, observed on 1 December

 

Thirty-five years since the emergence of AIDS, the international community can look back with some pride.  But we must also look ahead with resolve and commitment to reach our goal of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030.

There has been real progress in tackling the disease. More people than ever are on treatment.  Since 2010, the number of children infected through mother to child transmission has dropped by half. Fewer people die of AIDS related causes each year.  And people living with HIV are living longer lives.

The number of people with access to life-saving medicines has doubled over the past five years, now topping 18 million. With the right investments, the world can get on the fast-track to achieve our target of 30 million people on treatment by 2030.  Access to HIV medicines to prevent mother to child transmission is now available to more than 75 per cent of those in need.



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