The professional echocardiography training center will offer early detection and diagnosis of cardiac diseases and develop professional skills for cardiologists at hospitals across the country. A cardiologist at the University Medical Center HCM City uses echocardiography to examine a child. As many as 200 people will be trained in basic and advanced echocardiography skills at the center. With at least 150 beds for cardiac in-patients, and 7,000 out-patient visits at the University Medical Center, a huge patient data resource for education and training will be available, said Truong Quang Binh, Deputy Director of the hospital. Echocardiography, which is non- invasive with no radiation, evaluates the structure and functions of cardiovascular precisely, Bình said. With advanced ultrasound technology, it plays an important role in cardiology care, helping to detect cardiac disease, especially in the elderly and even in fetuses. The physicians can make diagnostic … [Read more...] about Echocardiography Training Center opens in HCM City
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Thousands of child boxers are now competing in Thailand's traditional martial art with dreams of belts, glory and prize money. Centuries-old Muay Thai, known as the art of eight limbs for the different ways opponents can strike each other with knees, fists, kicks, and elbows, is the country's de facto national sport and remains a source of immense pride. But new research within Thailand suggests that the earlier Muay Thai boxers begin, the more prone they are to a range of injuries. Lawmakers under the country's military leaders have also drafted revamped legislation that would bar children under 12 from competing in the contact sport. The push has gathered new momentum in light of the death of 13-year-old Anucha Tasako, who died from a brain haemorrhage last weekend after his similarly aged opponent struck him with multiple blows to the head at a charity fight near Bangkok. Anger erupted on social media where footage of the critical moments of the bout was uploaded. Deputy prime … [Read more...] about Thai child fighting culture sparks debate after 13-year-old’s death
“I still remember the embarrassment, the feeling of something stuck in my throat when I scolded a student with disabilities, thinking he was bullying me. “That was the first time I encountered a ‘different’ child and it was a moment of regret I cannot forget,” said Nguyen Ai Van, 42. In 1998, after graduating from the Yen Bai Teacher’s Training College, Van was assigned to teach at Cam An Secondary School, in Yen Binh District of northern Yen Bai Province. Her first class was not in her area, which was Literature and History, but in Biology and Agriculture for 7th graders. The school lacked teachers and extra responsibilities were a matter of course. Van was very nervous as she stepped into the class. Nguyen Ai Van in one of her classes. Photo by VnExpress/Duong Tam Just as she stepped on the platform in front of the class, Van heard the voice of a student at the entrance, asking to be let in. He was late. His face was flushed and … [Read more...] about A poster child for teaching kids with disabilities in Vietnam
The OneSky preschool center, a reasonably-priced educational facility with international standards, has reduced the burden for disadvantaged workers at the Hoa Khanh industrial zone in Da Nang city. About 210 children are studying at the center. Workers of Hoa Khanh industrial zone take their children to OneSky Every day at 6 a.m., workers of the Hoa Khanh industrial zone take their children to OneSky on their way to work. Nguyen Thi Kim Anh, an employee at the Makitech Vietnam Company, says in the past she had to hurry every morning to prepare breakfast for her 2 kids and take them to a private school 3 km away. Originally from the neighboring province of Quang Nam, Kim Anh and her husband have worked in Da Nang for 4 years, earning more than US$300 a month. Kim Anh says she was very happy when OneSky opened last September. “This center saves us a lot of money, about half the fees. We don’t have to bring milk to the school for them. Part of the school fees … [Read more...] about International standard preschool center eases burden for Da Nang’s poor workers
Emerging Asia, which covers India, China, and Southeast Asia, will be revelling in an economic growth rate of 6.3 percent annually from 2018 to 2022, according to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. But there’s a hitch: Asia is also waist-deep in alarming projections of deaths, damages to livelihoods and properties, and worsening inequality because of disasters and climate change. Asia’s robust economic growth is not underwritten. The latest assessment report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the world’s largest scientific body formed to study climate change, found that “People living in low-lying coastal zones and floodplains are probably most at risk from climate change impacts in Asia. Half of Asia’s urban population lives in these areas. Compounding the risk for coastal communities, Asia has more than 90 percent of the global population exposed to tropical cyclones.” Poverty and inequality in … [Read more...] about Asia: Rising economic star or poster child for disaster?