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HÀ NỘI — Japan has donated a batch of one million AstraZeneca vaccine doses to Việt Nam. The shipment of the vaccines made in Japan is expected to leave on Wednesday and arrive in Việt Nam the same day.
On Tuesday, Japanese Ambassador to Việt Nam Yamada Takio and Việt Nam’s Health Minister Nguyễn Thanh Long exchanged notes relating to the supply of the COVID-19 vaccines to the country.
According to the announcement from the Japanese Embassy in Việt Nam, the number of new COVID-19 infections has been increasing rapidly in Việt Nam since late April this year due to new coronavirus variants, while some localities in the country are under social distancing order. Meanwhile, only over one per cent of the country’s population has been vaccinated against COVID-19 and three million doses have arrived in Việt Nam.
Purchasing COVID-19 vaccines is an urgent issue for the Government of Việt Nam.
With the supply of the COVID-19 vaccine from Japan to Việt Nam, the Japanese Government expects to help curb the spread of COVID-19 in Việt Nam.
The Japanese Government sees that it’s important to ensure equal access to safe and effective vaccines in all countries and regions to achieve universal health coverage. Japan would continue to co-operate with countries and international organisations to deliver support aiming to end the COVID-19 pandemic as soon as possible.
According to NHK, the Japanese government has a policy to send any surplus stocks overseas. The country donated about 1.2 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to Taiwan earlier this month. — VNS
This shared value partnership aims to close the digital gap and promote digital literacy opportunities for millions of children and adolescents in Vietnam, aligning with the government’s strategy for the next five years.
Rana Flowers, UNICEF Representative in Vietnam, said that STEAM for Vietnam has mobilized some of the best minds to create a specific set of relevant, entertaining, open source, learning materials on areas where girls in particular have traditionally been left behind.
These relate to science, technology, engineering, arts and math and the learning approach used drives creativity, critical thinking and problem-solving skills and much more. Improving science, technology, arts and math outcomes for girls and boys is a core focus of UNICEF’s Reimagine Education approach in Vietnam, and thus the partnership will seek to extend the reach of these stimulating resources to every child everywhere, especially girls, she said.
In joining hands to drive digital literacy and skills for children at every age, STEAM for Vietnam and UNICEF will partner on the broader Reimagine Education goals that include connectivity and a digital device for every child to learn and thrive, Flowers said.
Meanwhile, Dr. Tran Viet Hung, CEO of STEAM for Vietnam Foundation, said, “We believe that a strong foundation of STEAM education will play a critical role in the success of the next generation of Vietnam in the global marketplace. STEAM for Vietnam would like to bring state-of-the-art STEAM education to children in Vietnam aged 6 to 18 through advanced technologies, innovative education models, and teacher expertise. We are honored and excited to begin our journey with UNICEF with the aim of providing every child with equal opportunities in accessing world-class STEAM education for free.”
This joint partnership program will contribute to nationally recognized online learning solutions and digital transformation of the education system in Vietnam.
STEAM for Vietnam Foundation was founded in May 2020, with a mission to bring world-class STEAM education to millions of young Vietnamese for free. In only twelve months, the foundation has been successfully developing the technology ecosystem, creating innovative educational content, and implementing novel education models to provide 20 thousand students across Vietnam with courses in computational thinking, computer science, and robotics and receiving great feedback from schools, families, and students.
The partnership aims to provide every child in Vietnam with an equal opportunity to access world-class STEAM education for free including a variety of programmes from fundamental courses to advanced courses. This summer, students can register for two courses – Introduction to Computational Thinking and Programming with Scratch and Introduction to Computer Science with Python for children from 8 to 16 years old. The classes will be on Sunday mornings from June 27 to August 15, 2021, and taught by software engineers who work in tech giants. Students interested in the courses can register at www.steamforvietnam.org.
At the launch of the COVID-19 Vaccine Fund by the government on June 5, GREENFEED announced its commitment to donating VND20 billion ($869,570) to the fund, to join hands with the government to procure and distribute the vaccine to Vietnamese people, especially disadvantaged people with limited access to the vaccine.
|Dao Le Vu, general director of Northern Livestock Industry (left), representative of GREENFEED Vietnam donated VND20 billion to the COVID-19 Vaccine Fund|
Through this donation, GREENFEED – a leading company with 18 years of experience offering integrated Feed-Farm-Food (3F) chain solutions – hopes to contribute to speeding up the process of herd immunity for people to overcome the pandemic safely.
Since the resurgence of the pandemic, the company has resumed its programme to donate thousands of safe and tasty meals made from G Kitchen clean products to frontline workforces and people in need to help them stay strong and healthy during this challenging time.
|All GREENFEED staffs have made enthusiastic efforts to share difficulties with the community and support the frontline workers to complete their mission in COVID-19 time.|
Over 7,000 products have been distributed to medical facilities such as the Hospital for Tropical Diseases, Cu Chi District Hospital, and Cu Chi Field Hospital.
In addition, the food products are periodically donated to orphanages to improve meal nutrition and enhance health for children amid the ongoing pandemic. This is part of GREENFEED’s Bua An Tron Ven programme to deliver one million healthy and tasty meals to those in need of social support in 2021.
With regards to consumers, GREENFEED and G Kitchen through their distribution channels have launched promotion and subsidy programmes for families so that they can consume delicious, healthy, and safe products during the social distancing period.
|Over 7,000 products from GREENFEED have been distributed to medical facilities with the hope of bringing healthy and delicious meals to frontline forces|
The company also offers a 20 per cent discount for consumers when buying G Kitchen pork products at AEON, LOTTE Mart, Co.opmart, Emart, and Tops Market supermarkets in Ho Chi Minh City and Bien Hoa city in Dong Nai province. Other promotional programmes at the Clean Meat Store chain and on G Kitchen website/application take place in the first three weeks of June to serve the needs of consumers.
Facing unpredictable developments of the pandemic, all GREENFEED staff have made enthusiastic efforts to share difficulties with the community and support frontline workers to complete their mission. At the same time, the efforts are to spread humane and compassionate values that the company is constantly aiming for.
By Anh Duc
With COVID-19 having wreaked havoc on Vietnam’s economy, it is necessary for the country to reach herd immunity quickly so that the population can live safely with the pandemic, and vaccines are key in doing so. In this context, the COVID-19 vaccine fund was launched and affirms the Government’s dogged determination to ensure that no one is left behind in the fight.
It is a source of great pride to see Vietnamese people respond enthusiastically to the fight, even the elderly and children. Many businesses stand ready to donate hundreds of billions of VND to the COVID-19 vaccine fund.
Vietnam has so far received commitments on acquiring 130 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine this year. Negotiations are underway between the Ministry of Health and its partners to realise the set goal of 150 million doses. The state has been working to remove bottlenecks in mechanisms and to mobilise all resources to obtain the vaccines as soon as possible.
Experts have said that Vietnam needs to secure 150 million vaccine doses to cover 70 percent of its population, and this will cost more than 25 trillion VND (1.09 billion USD). The establishment of the COVID-19 vaccine fund will help ensure sustainable financial resources for the country’s vaccination campaign./.
Two women die of Covid-19
The Saigon Times
|A Covid-19 patient is under treatment. Two more Covid-19 fatalities have been reported – PHOTO: MINISTRY OF HEALTH|
HCMC – Vietnam’s Covid-19 deaths have risen to 61, as two female patients with underlying health conditions were confirmed dead by the Ministry of Health on June 14.
One of the deceased was an 87-year-old resident of Bac Ninh Province and the mother of another Covid-19 patient, the local media reported.
She suffered from high blood pressure, heart failure and Parkinson’s and had a heart attack in 2017.
The woman tested positive for the coronavirus on June 4 and received treatment at the Bac Ninh General Hospital’s intensive care unit.
Three days later, she was transferred to the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases due to her worsening health condition. At the hospital, she was diagnosed with pneumonia caused by Covid-19, high blood pressure, heart failure and Parkinson’s.
She was intubated, put on a ventilator and received dialysis and intensive care.
As her infection worsened rapidly, coupled with her serious underlying illnesses and poor health, she responded poorly to the treatment and died on June 13.
The other deceased was a 60-year-old woman in Hanoi. She had non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in November 2019 which was brought under control. But the cancer returned in April this year, so she underwent chemotherapy again at the Tan Trieu Campus of K Hospital.
On May 19, she tested positive for the coronavirus and was transferred to the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases. However, her condition worsened and she died on June 13 of pneumonia caused by Covid-19, septic shock and an invasive fungal infection.
Thus, in the latest Covid-19 wave, which began on April 27, Vietnam has recorded 26 Covid-19 deaths.