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Background During the past decade, Vietnam has experienced successive significant threats to public health and economic growth from the international transmission of new strains of zoonotic viruses including SARS, Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza A(H5N1) and the Pandemic (H1N1) 2009. The Vietnam Integrated National Operational Program for Avian Influenza (OPI), 2006-2010 (the “Green Book”), has provided a framework for activities by national agencies and international partners with the overall objective of reducing the health risk to humans from avian influenza by controlling the disease at source in domestic poultry, by detecting and responding promptly to human cases, and by preparing for the medical consequences of a human pandemic. A mid-term review of the OPI was conducted in 2009 with 43 recommendations for the future period.
Joint Government –United Nations Programme to Fight Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza’(HPAI) (phase II) is looking for a qualified national consultant to provide comments on the draft Vietnam Veterinary Law. See Terms of Reference for detail.
The new UNICEF Representative in Viet Nam, Mr Youssouf Abdel-Jelil, today, presented his credentials to Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Ha Kim Ngoc. "UNICEF is known in every Vietnamese family as a champion of children's rights," stated Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Ha Kim Ngoc. "Protecting and promoting the rights of the child is a top priority for Viet Nam. While much progress has been made over the years, more needs to be done to close the gap between the ratio of poor children and to ensure they have better access to health care, education and clean water," he noted.
The average Vietnamese woman now gives birth to just two children in her lifetime and the reduction in maternal and child mortality over recent years has been immense. Those two examples demonstrate that impressive progress has been made in achieving population goals in Viet Nam.
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