The role of the National Agency for Science and Technology Information (NASATI - a member of the Ministry of Science-Technology) in this fierce combat is quite prominent in that it finds and introduces international articles about Covid-19 in a timely manner, formally published or not. In the first 10 days of this February, there have been nearly 80 articles on this issue publicly introduced in global scientific journals of Elsevier Publisher and Springer Nature Publishers. … [Read more...] about Free access to Covid-19 research and treatment methods provided
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As for maritime issues, Deputy PM Minh highlighted Vietnam’s stance of continuing to work with China and other countries to seek solutions to maintain peace, security and stability in the East Sea, while joining negotiations on a Code of Conduct in the East Sea, in line with international law. … [Read more...] about Vietnam willing to share Covid-19 treatment experience: Deputy PM
Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnamese shrimp exporters are hoping for a better year after their shipments fell 5.4 percent year on year to 3.36 billion USD in 2019, according to insiders. They found themselves surrounded in difficulties last year as world supply saw strong increase that brought down both prices and demand in major markets. Besides, the US-China trade conflict also wreaked havoc on the shrimp sector. However, a brighter future is coming from the horizon to them this year thanks to a multitude of robust market signs. The EU will remain a potential market for Vietnamese shrimp in the year as it is the largest shrimp consumer in the whole, while production of the bloc has not met its demand. If Vietnamese exporters are able to take advantage of preferential tariff under the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), shrimp shipments to the bloc will possibly surge in 2020, experts have said. Under the trade pact, signed on June 30, the tariffs of most raw shrimps (fresh, frozen … [Read more...] about Shrimp exporters see good year ahead
Jakarta (VNA) – The number of lung cancer patients in Indonesia has increased nearly 10-fold compared to 15 years ago, data from the Indonesian Lung Association (PDPI) showed. Notably, the number of male patients account for 88.8 percent, compared to 11.2 percent in women. Chair of the Cancer Information and Support Center (CISC) Aryanthi Baramuli Putri said the Indonesian government is trying to reduce the prevalence of lung cancer through the optimisation of health facilities and treatment for lung cancer. However, the large number of smokers is one of the reasons for the rising number of cancer patients in Indonesia, she added. PDPI Chairperson Dr Agus Dwi Susanto revealed that more than 80 percent of lung cancer patients receive treatment only after they enter the final stage. Therefore, regular medical checkups and anti-smoking campaigns are vital to lung cancer prevention, he affirmed./. … [Read more...] about Lung cancer patients in Indonesia surge
Le Bach Quang, who was a member of the Executive Board of the KC.10/16-20 Program on developing modern technologies to serve health care, said that racing against the clock in producing such test kits, units need to be assigned to implement the task. They will not have to follow all of the procedures as currently applied. … [Read more...] about Covid-2019: what can Vietnam’s scientists do?