In the first year of the Decade of Action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, we must not allow the coronavirus to further worsen inequalities, including gender inequality. Assisting people affected by humanitarian crises is not only the right thing to do; it is the smart thing to do. Failure to respond may result in countless lives lost and lead to a future resurgence of COVID-19 in fragile and conflict-affected countries. … [Read more...] about Pregnancy doesn’t stop during a pandemic. Neither do human rights
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We can also expect up to 31 million additional cases of gender-based violence for every six months of movement restriction measures. Many women are trapped with abusers at a time of heightened household tensions and reduced prevention and protection efforts, social services and care. In Vietnam, reports of gender-based violence have jumped by 20 percent this year in the UNFPA-supported hotline services. … [Read more...] about Pregnancy doesn’t stop during a pandemic. Neither do human rights.
Several years ago, a new, non-invasive test has been developed and has since been widely used as a first line screening test for women after age 35. It is called cell-free DNA test and can be found under different brand names, Panorama, Harmony, MaterniT21, … With the accuracy of detecting babies with Down’s (and some other chromosomal abnormalities) that can easily be compared to an invasive diagnostic procedure, cfDNA test requires a simple blood draw, thus being completely risk free for both mother and the baby. In case of a high-risk result, a confirmatory invasive diagnostic procedureneeds to be performed. … [Read more...] about Pregnancy in advanced maternal age
In corporate movements, in the first quarter of 2020, SCG, Dow Vietnam Co., Unilever Vietnam and the Ministry of Natural Resources & Environment have jointly held the signing ceremony of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to build public private collaboration towards circular economy in plastic waste management. This was the first time the public-private collaboration has been signed to address the national issue of plastic waste. Joining the alliance, SCG hopes that the Vietnamese government and relating sides are willing to share knowledge, transfer technology, enhance community awareness as well as boost the innovation for plastic waste. … [Read more...] about SCG Three decades for quality of life in Vietnam
"The MRB and the consultants have reviewed and negotiated many times with the contractor regarding this issue, and have yet to make the payments as current regulations do not have a detailed guideline for calculating costs incurred when adjusting a contract's duration." … [Read more...] about Contractor for Hanoi metro demands compensation for land handover delay