In Vietnam, Taboo and Tradition Hinder Contraception Awareness

With many urban Vietnamese waiting longer to get married, the country’s younger generations are recognizing the need to open up about sex education in the conservative country.

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Social Stigmas in Vietnam Deter Gay Men From HIV Testing and Treatment

Men who have sex with men (MSM) in Vietnam still face social and bureaucratic barriers when accessing HIV testing and treatment, a survey has found.

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Saigon Will Have Better Medical Facilities Than Singapore by 2020: Health Official

Last week, an official from the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Health claimed the southern hub could have better medical facilities than Singapore by 2020.

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Nha Trang to Release 1m Dengue-Fighting Mosquitoes

Nha Trang may soon be on its way to becoming dengue-free.

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[Photos] Check Out Saigon's Snazzy New Children's Hospital

A brand-new children's hospital in Saigon’s Binh Chanh District opened its doors on January 16.

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Vietnamese Parents Should Decide How Many Children to Have: Health Ministry

Future parents in Vietnam may be able to decide how many children they have, as health officials are currently in the process of revising the country’s loosely enforced two-child policy.

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Hanoi Government Starts Providing Daily AQI Readings

For the first time, Hanoi's city government has begun offering daily readings of the capital's Air Quality Index (AQI).

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Vietnam's Immunization Program Faces Challenges Due to Reduced Foreign Aid

Having recently attained the status of a middle-income country, Vietnam must now prepare to become self-sufficient in supplying its citizens with vaccinations.

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Vietnam Aims to Provide Health Insurance for All HIV Patients in 2017

Vietnam’s Ministry of Health just announced a plan to provide health insurance to 100% of local HIV patients in the future.

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Saigon Fines 74 Households for Failing to Take Preventive Steps Against Zika

As Zika spreads in Vietnam, local authorities are imposing stricter regulations and punishments in the name of public health.

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[Video] Kicking and Screaming: Vietnam's Centuries-Old Love of Đá Cầu

Originally a game played by ancient soldiers to let off steam, in today’s Vietnam, đá cầu, or foot badminton, is practiced by locals from all walks of life.

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