Growing access to postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) in Vietnam has seen rabies cases decline 82% from 1994-2016—but some pregnant and breastfeeding women still avoid it, with deadly consequences.

Veterans are dying from cancer traced to a southeast Asian parasite endemic to Vietnam’s rivers. The symptoms take decades to appear. The US Department of Veterans Affairs research found 20% of 50 blood samples tested positive or bordering positive for liver fluke…

 

Even countries that like to control the flow of information can’t always keep the lid on social media.   In Vietnam, when a deadly measles outbreak struck in 2014, people turned to social media for information, suspecting the health ministry of playing down the outbreak. At…

To find out what the youngest leaders of the family planning movement think about expanding contraception, the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs K4Health and FP2020’s Family Planning Voices initiative interviewed some of the 2016 World Contraception Day…

Vietnam had nearly 600 cases of tuberculosis for every 100,000 residents just 25 years ago. Today, with less than 200, the country boasts a 90 percent cure rate for uncomplicated tuberculosis and cures 75 percent of its drug-resistant cases, easily beating the global…

HIV-positive patients in Asia have endured discrimination including being expelled from hospitals, forced to undergo sterilization, and refused surgeries, according to a series of interviews by Asia Catalyst. 51 interviewees from Burma, Cambodia, China, and Vietnam…

Writer Cathy Shufro traveled to Vietnam to investigate why 1.2 million people die in traffic crashes every year—most in developing countries. That number is predicted to surge to 1.9 million by 2020 unless there are interventions, she reports. In fact, globally, traffic…

In 2003, an avian influenza outbreak burned through Vietnam’s poultry industry. It led to the death and culling of tens of millions of chickens and ducks. The virus jumped to people, killing 42. The next year, the government embraced the “One Health” preventive strategy…

Coal-fired electricity drives the air pollution that’s blamed for last month’s freakish flood in Vietnam where demand for power generated by the world’s dirtiest fossil fuel is fast growing. Power demand in Vietnam will increase about 12% annually through 2030; and by 2020…